A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels.Written by
Joan is called "Joan Wilder" by nearly every character that addresses her by name, except Gloria, who only calls her "Joan". Mrs. Irwin, calling her "Pumpkin", Elaine, who calls her "Joanie", and Ralph's; "Miss Wilder". See more »
Jack presents Joan with a very elaborate necklace from his pocket. But when she takes it in hand, it's a simple charm on a chain. See more »
What's it gonna be, Angelina?
It was Grogan: the filthiest, dirtiest, *dumbest* excuse for a man west of the Missouri River.
So, you can die two ways, angel: quick like the tongue of a snake, or slower than the molasses in January.
But it was October.
I'll kill you, goddammit, if it's the Fourth of July! Where is it? Uhh. Get over there!
I told him to get out, now that he had what he came for.
Not quite, angel.
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To get a 'PG' rating in the UK, a scene near the end where the villain gets his hand bitten off by a crocodile was removed. The film was later passed '12' uncut in the UK in 2001. See more »
The poster is a little misleading. It's not an all-out action adventure like Indiana Jones but it's definitely a good romantic adventure filled with 80's fun and light-heartedness. What Michael Douglas lacks in action-hero experience that people like Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise have, he makes up for in the quiet, genuine moments between Jack T. Colton and Joan Wilder. Great date flick! See my full review at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msyn3dAYifA
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