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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

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Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

H. Rider Haggard (based on the novel by), Gene Quintano (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Allan Quatermain
Sharon Stone ... Jesse
Herbert Lom ... Colonel Bockner
John Rhys-Davies ... Dogati
Ken Gampu ... Umbopo
June Buthelezi ... Gagoola
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Scragga
Shaike Ophir ... Kassam (as Shai K. Ophir)
Fidelis Cheza Fidelis Cheza ... Mapaki Chief (as Fidelis Chea)
Mick Lesley Mick Lesley ... Dorfman
Vincent Van der Byl Vincent Van der Byl ... Shack (as Vincent Van Der Byl)
Bob Greer Bob Greer ... Hamid
Oliver Tengende Oliver Tengende ... Bushiri
Neville Thomas Neville Thomas ... German Pilot
Bishop McThuzen Bishop McThuzen ... Dari (as Bishop Mcthuzen)
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Storyline

Allan Quatermain is a fortune hunter who is convinced by Jesse Huston to help her find her father, who's been lost somewhere in the African jungle during his last exploration. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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german | jungle | africa | tribe | shotgun | See All (120) »

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tobe Hooper was attached to direct early in production. See more »

Goofs

Just before Dogati fires at Quatermain and Umbopo using Quatermain's own shotgun, the strap on Umbopo's leopardskin is clearly broken. In the next shot it is repaired. See more »

Quotes

Dogati: No more Wagner.
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Alternate Versions

All DVD/VHS releases and TV versions in Germany were cut for violence to secure a "Not under 12" rating. In 2004 the film was re-released on DVD by MGM for the first time in its uncut form. See more »

Connections

Version of King Solomon's Treasure (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride of the Valkyries
(uncredited)
By Richard Wagner
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KSM: A Brilliant Comedy
8 February 2007 | by simons1138See all my reviews

A long time ago, I was introduced as an "outsider" to a group of boys who would get together once a month to have a "Cheese Fest" of real bad movies. We watched three movies, and laughed until we cried. When it was over, I shyly suggested a movie called "King Solomon's Mines". They had never heard of the film, or hadn't seen it yet. This was my opening to be "cool" with the gang.

At the next gathering, I came over with a VHS copy I rented from a store. We watched it, and had to stop the movie several times because we were laughing so hard! We all agreed that this was the best worst movie we had ever seen! About two days later, my front door bell rang, and it was the boys there to give me a gift! I had been "accepted" into their gang! Many nights of "Cheese Fests" followed, but none were as successful as the night we watched "King Solomon's Mines"! The gift, by the way, was the very VHS copy of "KSM" (which we pronounce; "Chaos, Mmm") I had rented! I still have it to this day, and have shown it to many friends who thank me every time while wiping away a tear.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Solomon's Mines See more »

Filming Locations:

Harare, Zimbabwe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,005,788, 24 November 1985

Gross USA:

$15,057,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,057,465
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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