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Jewel of the Nile, The

Cast your mind back – if you will – and try to recall if you can how big a hit Romancing the Stone was. Can’t quite do it, eh? We saw that particular roller coaster of thrills and spills a couple of weeks back for the first time in…oooooh, yeeeeears, and couldn’t recall what all the fuss was about or much to do with it at all (apart from the total recall involved in people incessantly saying, “that’s him from Taxi,” in the pictures). This, of course, was the sequel to that and manages to be not even as good as the original was. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas star – or actually fill in the time until Danny DeVito is back on screen again – in this tale of a hunt for treasure turning into a battle against an evil desert tyrant, which must be an allegory for something.

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