Romancing the Stone. 1984. 106 min.
Screenplay by Diane Thomas. With Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito. A lonely writer of romance novels (Kathleen Turner) finds herself living an adventure that outstrips her wildest fantasies when she travels to Colombia in search of her kidnapped sister. The only produced screenplay of Diane Thomas, whose life was cut short by a car accident, the film combines outlandish adventure with an affecting love story, as Turner’s character reluctantly solicits the help of a roguish American smuggler (Michael Douglas, who also produced).