Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone (1984)

7 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: Cartagena has a very modern airport (Pedro de Heredia) even when the movie was made. (00:18:50)

Correction: The city the airport is in is not named, but it is not the Cartagena airport. In the original script, but not shown in the movie, due to weather, Joan's plane is diverted to a different city and different airport (which explains why she has to board a bus to Cartagena instead of just catching a taxi).


Corrected entry: When Jack goes down the waterfall he lets go of the bag with the stone. Then, when he gets out of the rather wild water he is holding on to the bag again. (01:19:40)


Correction: There was more than enough time for the bag to be floating nearby and for him to grab it in between shots.


Corrected entry: In the account of the bird catch he lost when the bus crashed into his jeep Jack also lists a cockatoo. Cockatoo habitats are Australia and South-East Asia, not South America.


Correction: While not native to the Americas, cockatoos are bred all over the world, including North and South America.


Corrected entry: After the bus accident and the shoot-out with Jack, Zolo runs away, following the road the passengers had taken. It doesn't make sense that a little later, when he stops Ralph's car which is coming along the same road, he comes running out of the jungle. (00:26:05)


Correction: Why doesn't it make sense? There is jungle all around. He could have taken a shortcut through the jungle or even been hiding.


Corrected entry: Jack agrees to take Joan to Cartagena for $375 in Amex travellers cheques. That's a weird sum, considering that there are no $5 cheques. (00:29:05)


Correction: It is true AmEx doesn't issue $5 travelers checks but they do have $25 checks and 15 of them would be $375. This would be about right if she had already cashed one from a book of $400.


Corrected entry: When Ralph's car is floating in the river right before the waterfall the whole front of the car swings up and down following the motions of the water. Obviously it's a real light "able to swim" version. (01:19:10)

Correction: It's floating, therefore it follows the movements of the surface of the water. All floating objects do.


Corrected entry: When Joan and Jack emerge from the river on opposite banks they agree to meet at the hotel. Joan gets there first, and before Jack arrives too the kidnappers guide her to a different place to exchange the map for her sister. When exchange is interrupted by Zolo and his gang, Jack also shows up, although he should have had no idea where the exchange was to take place. (01:25:30)


Correction: Zolo took Jack hostage and brought him to the exchange.


Revealing mistake: When Michael Douglas attempts to swing on a vine over a deep abyss, the rock that he runs into on the other side moves like a marshmallow, indicating that it's a fake rock. (00:39:10)

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Trivia: The film was written by Diane Thomas. Thomas was a struggling waitress and actress, and had been working odd jobs to make ends meet when she wrote the script. While there is some dispute over how it happened, eventually the script made its way to actor Michael Douglas, who championed Thomas and helped get the movie made. The script was so well-liked, she ended up getting numerous offers, and at one point was even attached to help write one of the "Indiana Jones" sequels. Sadly, she was killed in a car accident only a year after this movie's release, and it remains the only film she was credited for writing.

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Question: Joan wilder is a successful author with a nice apartment and is financially well off. So why wouldn't she pay Jack the $500 he originally wanted for his help? Given her situation, I didn't think it was too much to ask.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: She's lost in Columbia and doesn't have access to money beyond what she has with her. She doesn't want to give him everything she has because she doesn't know when she'll be able to get more.

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