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This is an ORIGINAL Japan PAPERBACK Book. It measures 4" x 6" with great cover artwork by RICHARD AMSEL.

This book is all in Japanese. 348 pages with dust jacket. This book is in nice shape and is the film adaption of the 1984 action adventure comedy,

Romancing the Stone

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Diane Thomas, and 3 more credits »

Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito

Cast:

Michael Douglas ... Jack T. Colton
Kathleen Turner ... Joan Wilder
Danny DeVito ... Ralph
Zack Norman ... Ira
Alfonso Arau ... Juan
Manuel Ojeda ... Zolo
Holland Taylor ... Gloria
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Elaine
Eve Smith ... Mrs. Irwin
Joe Nesnow ... Super
José Chávez ... Santos
Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' ... Hefty Woman (as Chachita)
Camillo García ... Bus Driver
Rodrigo Puebla ... Bad Hombre
Paco Morayta ... Hotel Clerk

It's a nice item for the art, or if you like Kathleen Turner or Michael Douglas.

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MORE INFO ON MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Michael Douglas is one of the few actors who actually appears to be a walking paradox. A household name, an estimated worth of over $200 million, a father (Kirk Douglas) who was one of the world's biggest film stars in the 1940s and 1950s, and a wife whose father is younger than he is, Douglas has indeed gained fame and acclaim. His parents (Kirk and wife Diana Douglas) divorced when he was six, and he went to live with his mother and her new husband.

Only seeing Kirk on holidays, Michael attended Eaglebrook school in Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he was about a year younger than all of his classmates. Deciding he wanted to be an actor in his teenage years, Michael often asked his father about getting a "foot in the door". Kirk was strongly opposed to Michael pursuing an acting career, saying that it was an industry with many downs and few ups, and that he wanted all four of his sons to stay out of it. Michael, however, was persistent. When he started his career in the mid 1960s people were all too ready to tag him as "the next Kirk Douglas". He defied all those critics by accepting sensitive, quiet, hippie-type roles, a far cry from the macho, leading-man, all-American hero parts that his father was most famous for. It didn't earn Michael much credibility, but it earned him his own identity.

His first real break came on the TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972) opposite screen veteran Karl Malden. Michael gained quite a following on this show, and left it to produce One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). His own life was never brilliant either. He had dreams of acting alongside brother Joel Douglas, the one brother out of his three to which he was closest (he would only see Peter Douglas and the late Eric Douglas when he visited his father), but Joel wanted no part of the acting his family was famous for. Michael married the young Diandra Douglas (b. Diane Luker in 1958) in 1977, and they had one son together, Cameron. The marriage eventually failed, as Diandra claimed that she was sick of his womanizing, absenteeism, and not being "a proper father to Cameron".

In the 1980s Michael tried his hand at comedies, the most successful being Romancing the Stone (1984), its sequel The Jewel of the Nile (1985), and The War of the Roses (1989), in which he co-starred with Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner. It was in the 1990s, though, in which he gained the most notorious aspects of his reputation. He starred in Basic Instinct (1992), a thriller, heavy on sex and violence, that was a worldwide hit. Having played a similar role in Fatal Attraction (1987), it did indeed appear that he was being typecast in "man against woman" type roles, and pictures like Disclosure (1994) did nothing to dissuade that opinion. He finally tried to break away from this image with The American President (1995) and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), yet when he started dating Catherine Zeta-Jones, 25 years his junior, this image continued, even after their marriage.

After two children with Jones, Michael is trying to settle down to become a more "family-oriented" actor. The comedy Wonder Boys (2000) and the Douglas-clan movie It Runs in the Family (2003) were only minor hits, and it appears Michael is again looking for a career change. Trying his hand now at light-hearted comedies, like the re-make of The In-Laws (2003/I), he hopes to break away from his past reputation.

MORE INFO ON KATHLEEN TURNER: Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#73). [1995]

Education: Southwest Missouri State University (SKSU), Springfield, Missouri; transferred after two years University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland; B.F.A., 1977. She was involved in SMSU's Tent Theatre in the same summer as Tess Harper.

Suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

Was immortalized in the 1980s song, "The Kiss of Kathleen Turner," by techno-pop singer Falco.

She performed some of her own stunts in Romancing the Stone (1984), Undercover Blues (1993) and V.I. Warshawski (1991). Her nose was broken while filming V.I. Warshawski (1991).

Spoke the voice (uncredited) of sexy Jessica Rabbit in the toon-noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

Was considered for the lead in Basic Instinct (1992).

Also attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Sister-in-law of fashion designer Donna Karan.

Somewhat resembles Lauren Bacall (looks and voice).

Her father, Richard, was a foreign service diplomat who was imprisoned by the Japanese during WWII.

Upon meeting the legendary Lauren Bacall, to whom she has often been compared, she reportedly introduced herself by saying, "Hi, I'm the young you."

Daughter Rachel Ann Weiss born October 14, 1987 with ex-husband Jay Weiss.

Checked herself into Marworth in Waverly, Pennsylvania, for alcohol abuse. [3 December 1999]

Fluent in Spanish.

She recieved a lifetime achievement award from the Savannah College of Art and Design at the Savannah Film Festival in October 2004.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1990 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Maggie the Cat in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004

Was nominated for Broadway's 2005 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for portraying Martha in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Has one eye that's blue and one eye that's hazel.

London Evening Standard Theatre Award 2006 for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress." poll [1988].

Ranked #1 in Fotogramas magazine's "Favourite Foreign Actress." poll [1987].

Referenced by Jack Black in High Fidelity (2000). He says that his band's name is very close to being called "Kathleen Turner Overdrive".

She discovered she had developed rheumatoid arthritis during shooting Serial Mom (1994).

Companion of David Guc [1977 - 1982].

Was raised in Canada, Cuba and England where her father was a diplomat.

Her former assistant was Polly Brown.

Former accomplished gymnast.

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ROMANCING THE STONE JAPAN Book MICHAEL DOUGLAS Kathleen Turner
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