Romancing the Stone

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)

Revealing mistake: When Joan is about to get in the bus at the airport, there's a man in a red shirt walking from right to left who can't help staring at the camera and grinning all the time. (00:19:25)

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Revealing mistake: When Jack drives through the field to reach the cave, tyre tracks are already in the grass, showing it was not the first time the scene was shot. (01:15:40)

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Revealing mistake: When Jack and Joan's car goes into the river, a rope is visible holding the car to prevent it from flipping over. (01:21:10)

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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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