Writer: Diane Thomas
Run time: 106 min
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a lonely romance novelist in New York City, who must fly to Colombia to rescue her widowed sister, Elaine, who has been kidnapped in Columbia by bumbling antiquities smugglers Ira and Ralph (Danny DeVito); Elaine informs Joan that the package contains a treasure map, and the map is to be the ransom to set her free.