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Romancing the Stone Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Manuel Ojeda

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Romance novelist Joan Wilder (Turner) is summoned from NYC to South America to bring a ransom for her kidnapped sister. The sister has enclosed a map which got her husband killed. Joan travels by bus along a remote mountain road in the jungles of Columbia. The bus breaks down and she is now on foot. She meets up with exotic bird trafficker Jack Colton (Douglas). When coerced with a large reward, he helps her by throwing away her luggage and leading her down from the mountain. They get caught in a rainstorm, fired on by bandits, washed out by a mudslide and smoke some pot from a downed drug smuggling airplane they happen upon.
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The two Americans are tailed by Ralph (DeVito) and Ira, two bumbling but potentially dangerous crooks who are trying to find what is on the map. They find their way into town and clean up before making contact with Joan's sister. They realize it is the map that has been sought and it shows the location of a large gemstone. Jack and Joan face the evil Zolo (Ojeda) who is out to kill them all. After the stone is found it is lost to a crocodile in the lagoon. Zolo's hand goes with the croc. Jack goes after the stone while the sisters are reunited. After Joan has returned home, Jack shows up in NYC with a beautiful new boat and wins her love.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   getting to know a nice woman    -   hunted by enemies

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes    -   alligators/crocs    -   heat/bugs Misc setting    -   castle    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns

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