Romancing the Stone

<b>'Romancing the Stone'</b> (1984)<br>
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<b>Indy replacement:</b> Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas) -- the T stands for trustworthy.<br>
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<b>The rip-off:</b> Yes, this movie probably wouldn't exist without the success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," but that shouldn't be held against it. It's the best of the post-Indy adventure movies, and no wonder -- Spielberg protege Robert Zemeckis directed it. The South American milieu was reminiscent of the opening of "Raiders," and the broken-down bridge sequence and Jack's ability with a machete echoed "Temple of Doom," released the same year.

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'Romancing the Stone' (1984)

Indy replacement: Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas) -- the T stands for trustworthy.

The rip-off: Yes, this movie probably wouldn't exist without the success of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," but that shouldn't be held against it. It's the best of the post-Indy adventure movies, and no wonder -- Spielberg protege Robert Zemeckis directed it. The South American milieu was reminiscent of the opening of "Raiders," and the broken-down bridge sequence and Jack's ability with a machete echoed "Temple of Doom," released the same year.

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