King Solomon's Mines

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"An action packed adventure, full of laughs and heroics."
  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.2  (14,829)
  • 29

In the 1985 adventure film King Solomon's Mines, based on the novel of the same name by H. Rider Haggard, Richard Chamberlain stars as Allan Quatermain, a tough yet charming adventurer who is hired by Jesse Huston (Sharon Stone) to find her missing father, who disappeared while searching for the legendary diamond mines of King Solomon in Africa.

Quatermain is initially reluctant to take on the dangerous mission, but he is persuaded by the promise of a substantial reward and by Huston's determination to locate her father. The duo sets off on a perilous journey through the rugged African terrain, encountering dangerous animals, hostile tribes, treacherous guides, and many other obstacles along the way. They are joined by the ruthless German adventurer Colonel Bockner (Herbert Lom), who is also searching for the mines and will stop at nothing to get there first.

As they venture deeper into the jungle, Quatermain and Huston discover that the myth of King Solomon's mines is all too real, and the treasures they seek are guarded by a tribe of fearsome warriors led by the fierce Gagool (John Rhys-Davies). They must navigate their way through deadly traps, hidden chambers, and dangerous passages before they can reach their goal, all while avoiding the deadly traps and pitfalls that are set up to prevent intruders from stealing the treasures.

Throughout their journey, Quatermain and Huston develop a close bond, with Huston proving to be more than just a damsel in distress, as she proves her mettle in the face of countless dangers. Chamberlain and Stone have excellent chemistry and share some memorable banter and moments of tension, making their characters' relationship feel organic and believable.

The film benefits from impressive cinematography that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the African landscape, as well as thrilling action sequences that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The performances of the supporting cast are also noteworthy, with Lom in particular bringing a sense of menace and cunning to his role as Colonel Bockner.

King Solomon's Mines is a classic adventure film that delivers on its promise of excitement and escapism, with a charismatic lead duo, a compelling story, and plenty of action and suspense to keep viewers engaged. While some of its elements may seem dated by today's standards, the film remains a fun and entertaining romp that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.

King Solomon's Mines is a 1985 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 29.

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    5.2  (14,829)
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