• Romancing the Stone (1984)

Romancing the Stone

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 1999

PG |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

A dowdy romantic-adventure writer is hurled into a real-life adventure in the Colombian jungle in order to save her sister, who will be killed if a treasure map is not delivered to her captors. She is helped out by a brash mercenary, and together they search for the priceless gem located in the map.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Romance , Adventure , Action

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox, Nina Saxon Film Design

Keywords: Love, Sister, Hilarious, Lighthearted, 1980s, Rescue, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70

    Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are wonderful together. They look great when they're in bed together and they look even better when they're fighting. Throw Danny DeVito into the mix and you've got a very enjoyable, watchable trio of heroes. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A silly, high-spirited chase picture that takes us, as they say, from the canyons of Manhattan to the steaming jungles of South America. After all the Raiders rip-offs, it's fun to find an adventure film that deserves the comparison, that has the same spirit and sense of humor. show more

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    A thoroughly enjoyable Raiders of the Lost Ark inspired adventure film, set in the present and starring Michael Douglas as an American hustler in Columbia who helps uptight romance novelist Kathleen Turner search for buried treasure. [22 June 1984, p.12]

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Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Film Editing