Romancing the Stone (1984)

She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure, they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive.

Blu-ray, 1h 46min
Rating: 6.9
Votes: 82636
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Country: Mexico, USA
Director: Robert Zemeckis

Plot outline

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Plots

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue. - Anonymous

Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels. - Denny Gibbons

Talented, still single, and incurably romantic, the famous best-selling romance novelist, Joan Wilder, sees her orderly life turn upside down, when she receives a desperate message from her kidnapped sister and a well-worn treasure map. Under those circumstances and having no other option but to play along, the utterly unprepared adventurer will leave behind New York's urban jungle, only to get involved in a real-life rescue mission deep in the unforgiving rain forests of Colombia, wearing her fashionable ensemble, and her high heels. Now, Joan's only hope of success rests in the capable hands of the handsome and reckless fortune-seeker, Jack Colton, who itches to beat the local mountain bandits at their own game. Will Joan find the romance she's been yearning for in the hot and humid Cartagena? - Nick Riganas

Joan Wilder is a mousey writer of romance novels. She finds a package from her sister mailed from Colombia in her mailbox. A call from her sister tells her that she has been kidnapped and that bringing the package to Colombia is necessary for her safety and release. Being fairly clueless, she leaves for Colombia to rescue her sister. She is lost within hours of her arrival. She is nearly murdered by one of the men searching for the package when Jack Colton, a fairly low life American rescues her. They begin a journey through the jungle with bullets flying nearby. Is Joan up to all of this? What a way to find out. - John Vogel