1. I completely forgot Robert Zemeckis directed this movie.
2. Alan Silvestri's score is soooo 80's like omg
3. Kathleen Turner is bangin bangin bangin. She can get it. But shit man, honestly, her comedic chops are SERIOUSLY underrated. She won a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for this, btw.
4. I think Michael Douglas is proof that if you're not getting the roles you want, and if you have the means, make the goddamn movie yourself. He produced this. And he's great in his role. Definitely it was something coming off the success of Indian Jones but the character is definitely different enough to not be considered a cheap ripoff or anything.
5. Though he was well known for Taxi, this is probably Danny DeVito's breakthrough film role. He's terrific in this. Great energy. He's one of the greatest, funniest, most capable actors of our time. Sincerely.
6. Turner, Douglas, and DeVito need to make another movie together. They did this, then the sequel: The Jewel of the Nile, and then finally The War of the Roses. Nothing since.
7. Hell, they should do a third movie in this series. They're planning a Twins II, Goonies II, Ghostbusters 3 (APPARENTLY??), so may as well have another movie with these characters.
8. It's funny how even though this movie was very popular when it was released but you don't hear much talk of it today. It was the 9th highest grossing movie of 1984, and just to give you an idea of the other movies in that top ten, there were: Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Police Academy, Footloose, and Star Trek III. All movies that are pretty cemented in our pop culture and that people still talk about a lot, but not much mention of Romancing the Stone too often.
9. Then again I can't remember talking about it on MFC before so maybe it's just one of those great movies that never comes up.
10. But yeah it's a fun movie and a really top notch romantic comedy/adventure film. Really recommend checking it out if you haven't. And the sequel isn't too bad either. I wish I had that to watch now. I think I might have it lying around somewhere on VHS...