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Sahara (1983)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 2 March 1984 (USA)
After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Menahem Golan (story), James R. Silke
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brooke Shields ... Dale
Lambert Wilson ... Jaffar
Horst Buchholz ... Von Glessing
John Rhys-Davies ... Rasoul
Ronald Lacey ... Beg
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... String
Perry Lang ... Andy
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ... Mayor (as Yaacov Ben-Sira)
John Mills ... Cambridge
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... Bertocelli
Steve Forrest ... Gordon
Terrence Hardiman ... Browne
Shahar Cohen Shahar Cohen ... Abu
Zehava Twena Zehava Twena ... Yasmin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabi Amrani ... Omar
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Storyline

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

She challenged the desert, its men, their passions and ignited a bold adventure.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сахара See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$550,848, 4 March 1984

Gross USA:

$1,402,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,402,962
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie took place in 1927. See more »

Goofs

Twice in the opening sequence, Dale (Brooke Shields) slides off the race course on a corner, and the wide view shows her race car hitting a hay bale barricade, but both times in a close-up shot inserted between the long views, her car hits a barricade made of tires. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Viewing (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Charleston
(uncredited)
Written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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This movie drew me in slowly but surely
28 July 2010 | by wong02See all my reviews

The TV was on while I was busy with a household chore, so I missed some of the beginning. Then the story started to catch my attention and boy am I glad to have discovered Lambert Wilson. Someone else already said it... his eyes, his lips, his sheik's stature. He was mesmerizing and had great chemistry with Brooke. Her acting was better than I've seen her in later films. She handled the character role rather well, except for the boy/moustache sequence. Definitely a cheesy movie, yet I couldn't stop watching. The fantasy story drew me in and swept me away... yes, kind of like a Harlequin romance. Did I mention that Lambert Wilson is breathtakingly handsome? As soon as the credits rolled and I caught his name, I ran to google the web. He's French?! Mais certainement!


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