King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2017
UPC: 0683904545954
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:57:00
Sales rank: 6,130

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patrick Swayze Allan Quatermain
Alison Doody Elizabeth Matiland
Gavin Hood Bruce McNabb
Roy Marsden Captain Good
Ian Roberts Sir Henry
Sidede Onyulo Umbopa
Godfrey Lekala Khiva
Mesia Gumede Ventvogel
Nick Borraine Ivan Fleekov
Langley Kirkwood Sergei
Morne Visser Petre
Hakeem Kae-Kazim Twala
Leseidi Magoathe Gagool
Anthony Fridjhon British Magistrate
Graham Hopkins Austin
Douglas Bristow Bushell
Erol Balentine Praytor
Anthon Blommestein Harry Quartermain
David Sherwood Earl Morris
Lyn White Adele Morris
Patricia Saunders Mrs. Prickles
Yule Masiteng M'Leng
Danny Keogh Drunk
Keketso Semoko Momma Tuussee
John Standing Dr. Sam Maitland
Bruce McNabb Gavin Hood
Nick Boraine Ivan Fleekov
Lesedi Mogoathle Gagool
Robert Whitehead Bitter
Nkhensani Mlondzo Foutala
Ronald France British Magistrate
Errol Ballantine Praytor
Lynne White Adele Morris
Lawrence Mwakanna Kraal Tribesman
Japan Mthembu M'Lenge
Michael Richard Bartender
Pierre Marais Street Urchin
Thulani Ndlovu Native
Sandile Gomo Waiter
Ike Khumalo Young Tribesman
Patricia Sanders Mrs. Prickles

Technical Credits
Steve Boyum Director
Adam Armus Screenwriter
Craig Bassett Editor
Steven H. Berman Original Story,Screenwriter
Greig Buckle Producer
Dianna Cilliers Costumes/Costume Designer
Kay Foster Screenwriter
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Tom Hannam Production Designer
Gillian Hawser Casting
Mark Kilian Score Composer
Matthew Lessall Casting
Larry Levinson Executive Producer
Daniel Licht Score Composer
Nick Lombardo Executive Producer
Russell D. Markowitz Producer
Stephen McLaughlin Executive Producer
Therese Ryan Executive Producer
William Wages Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 --King Solomon's Mines
1. Chapter 1 [23:41]
2. Chapter 2 [18:09]
3. Chapter 3 [28:25]
4. Chapter 4 [17:49]
1. Chapter 1 [19:19]
2. Chapter 2 [34:37]
3. Chapter 3 [14:15]
4. Chapter 4 [19:52]

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