Romancing The Stone (1984) / Twentieth Century FOX
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Holland Taylor, Zack Norman, & Mary Ellen Trainor
~ Costumes Designed By: Marilyn Vance
~ Original Music By: Alan Silvestri
Taglines:She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure, they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive.
~ Nominated for one Academy Award and Won 2 Golden Globes for Best Actress
(Kathleen Turner) & Best Film.
|1985||Nominated||Oscar||Best Film Editing|
|1985||Won||Golden Globe||Best Motion Picture for a Comedy/Musical|
|Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - Kathleen Turner|
In the mail Joan receives a map sent by her recently murdered brother-in-law. Joan has no idea what the map is about and places it into her purse for safe keeping. Where we start to see a myserious man lurking outside the appartment building of Joan's.
Gloria (Holland) is Joan's publisher and comes to her rescue to get her out of the house and out into the social scene to meet some real life men worthy of her time rather than waiting for her fictional person who is never going to materialize. The ladies head to a trendy bar where Gloria has her priority on setting-up the very single Joan with a very handsome and unattached man. They sit and look around and Joan is very disinterested in the whole thing and decides to head back home.
We pan back to NYC where Joan is back at her apartment and someone has ransacked it looking for something. Then the phone wrings and it is her sister Elaine on the other end pleading that she heads down to Cartegena, Columbia now with the map to safe her life for a ransom. Joan accepts and hurridly packs items together and calls Gloria to tell her of the departure and is driven over to the airport with traveller's checks on hand and some money to safe her sister along with the map.
Ralph (DeVito) the cousin of Ira's who is also in on the kidnapping is following and making sure that Joan is doing everything she should be doing. Calling his cousin for updates along the way. Whie Joan has finally arrived in Columbia she asks what bus will take her to Cartegena and Colonel Zolo (Manuel Ojeda) directs her on the wrong bus that will take her into the opposite direction into the dangerous desolate jungles. Zolo gets onto the same bus with the plans on killing Joan and getting the very highly valued map.
Will Jack turn on Joan when he finds out about the map and the emerald called "El Corazon", and will Joan get to her sister in time to safe her, and maybe will love find Joan....you will have to watch the film to find out!!!! The film has great scenes of Joan and Jack caught in the water and having to go over a waterfall along with finding another town and dancing in a fiesta. This is a great classic 1980's film.