King Solomon's Mines [Blu-ray] [2004]

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  • Release Date: 07/11/2017
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Synopsis


King Solomon's Mines
This four-hour cable miniseries adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's classic adventure novel King Solomon's Mines dispenses with much of the original story in favor of a standard Indiana Jones-esque melodrama, complete with claim-jumping villains, snarling Russian soldiers, an ancient and deadly curse, and a damsel perpetually in distress. As played by Patrick Swayze, Haggard's hero, celebrated British safari hunter Allan Quartermain, is a born-again conservationist who returns to his former trade only to raise enough money to retain custody of his beloved son. Quatermaine accepts the assignment given him by toothsome Elizabeth Maitland (Alison Doody), to head into darkest Africa in order to rescue Elizabeth's father (John Standing), who had disappeared while searching for the fabled lost gold mines of King Solomon. This time around, the mines harbor another elusive treasure: the mysterious Stone of Power, which functions in much the same manner as the Ark of the Covenant the Indiana Jones pictures. Along for the ride are Quatermain's trusted friend Sir Henry (Ian Roberts), and loyal African guide Umbopa (Sideda Onylulo), who has traditionally been the story's most likeable and admirable character in all previous film and TV adaptations of the novel. The main villain, largely spun from whole cloth for the purposes of the miniseries, is Quatermain's greedy ex-partner Gavin Hood (Bruce McNabb). Debuting June 6, 2004, the two-part King Solomon's Mines posted some of the Hallmark channel's best-ever ratings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Patrick Swayze
    Patrick Swayze - Allan Quatermain
  • Alison Doody
    Alison Doody - Elizabeth Matiland
  • Gavin Hood
    Gavin Hood - Bruce McNabb
  • Roy Marsden
    Roy Marsden - Captain Good
  • Ian Roberts
    Ian Roberts - Sir Henry



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Miss Swayze!

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    WR777
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    Swayze was a fantastic actor. I like pretty much everything he did! Good guy... died too young!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    kool movie

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    sirdavid13
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    Classic story with a new twist. Patrick Swayze was perfect for the role. Fun from start to finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good DVD

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    pitapie
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    Price was good, delivery time good, Africa photography was fab, only drawback: no sdh

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Swayze at his best

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    Themovieman
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    Great movie, action, romance, everything in one, good movie

    I would recommend this to a friend


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