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Romancing the Stone
'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.