Jane and the Lost City

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  • PG
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.3  (599)

Jane and the Lost City is a 1987 comedy-adventure film starring Sam J. Jones, Maud Adams, and Jasper Carrott. Directed by Terry Marcel, the film is a spoof of the adventure genre of the 1930s and 1940s, particularly the Indiana Jones series, and features a strong female lead in the form of Jane (Adams), a beautiful and resourceful scientist who is not afraid to get her hands dirty.

The film is set in the fictional African city of Zabudia, where a legendary lost city is said to be located. The city is said to contain a wealth of treasure and advanced technology, and various groups are racing to find it before their rivals do. Among these groups are Jane, her father Harry (Graham Stark), and a young boy named Timmy (Robin Bailey), who are opposed by the villainous Heinrich (Maxwell Caulfield) and his henchmen, led by the bumbling Captain Bembo (Carrott).

Sam J. Jones plays Jack, a ruggedly handsome adventurer who is recruited by Jane and Harry to help them find the lost city. Jack is initially skeptical of their quest, but soon finds himself caught up in the adventure as he battles lions, dodges traps, and faces off against Heinrich and his minions. Along the way, Jack and Jane develop a romantic connection, although their relationship is complicated by their different approaches to the quest and their respective loyalties.

The film is full of action and adventure, with plenty of thrills and spills to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. There are car chases, boat chases, plane crashes, and all manner of eldritch perils to be faced, as our heroes navigate their way through the jungle and into the heart of the lost city. There are also plenty of comedic moments, particularly from Jasper Carrott, whose clumsy and inept Captain Bembo provides some of the film's funniest moments.

At its heart, however, Jane and the Lost City is a celebration of adventure and exploration, with Jane standing out as a strong and capable heroine who is not afraid to take risks in pursuit of her goals. Maud Adams is excellent in the role, imbuing Jane with intelligence, wit and charm, and bringing a sense of gravitas to the proceedings that helps to ground the film in reality. Sam J. Jones is also solid as Jack, projecting a rugged masculinity that is reminiscent of classic screen heroes like Errol Flynn and Clark Gable.

Overall, Jane and the Lost City is a fun, lighthearted romp that should appeal to fans of the adventure genre. Its mix of action, humor, and romance is sure to entertain audiences of all ages, and its positive portrayal of a strong female character is particularly welcome. Whether you're in the mood for a rollicking adventure or a romantic comedy, Jane and the Lost City has something for everyone.

Jane and the Lost City is a 1987 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

Jane and the Lost City
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    4.3  (599)