Romancing the Stone

Factual error: Joan ends up taking the "wrong bus," which takes her "hell and gone from Cartagena." Its destination is labeled as "Castillo de San Felipe." However, in Colombia, Castillo de San Felipe is located inside the city of Cartagena itself.

Factual error: None of the "Colombians" speaks with a Colombian accent or uses Colombian slang.

Continuity mistake: When Ralph drives off with Zolo in the car and turns around in the road, the bus passengers are shown further up the road. However, once the car is in forward motion, they are not seen again.

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Trivia: The studio was so sure the film would be a flop, they preemptively fired director Robert Zemekis from his next project, "Cocoon," and instead gave the job to Ron Howard. Ironically, the film ended up being one of the top-ten grossing films of the year.

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Question: What is it likely that the stone (an emerald, I gather) was worth in 1984 US dollars?

Answer: Any emerald over 1 carat in that beautiful cut and condition would probably go for over 250 million. Real emeralds over 5 carats are rare and the price goes up exponentially after 2 or 3 carats. 305,000 per carat after 5. So yeah that one was probably like 800 or more carats.

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