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  • PG
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1985
  • 100 mins

King Solomon's Mines

Film4 King Solomon's Mine


The third remake of H Rider Haggard's classic adventure takes an additional page or two from Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark


Adventurer Allen Quatermain (Chamberlain) is talked into travelling to Africa by hotpant-wearing Jessie Huston (Stone), whose archaeologist father (Archard) has been kidnapped. The crooks behind the deed are Colonel Bockner (Lom) and Dogati (Rhys-Davies), who are determined to extract the secret location of the mines of King Solomon from the old man. Quatermain and Jessie must go through increasingly preposterous obstacles to rescue daddy.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom, Ken Gampu, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Chamberlain, June Buthelezi
  • Director: J Lee Thompson
  • Writer: James R Silke, Genew Quintano
  • Producer: Menahem Golen, Yoram Globus

In a nutshell

Weaker than its predecssors but peppered with a few moments of campy fun.

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