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Sands of the Kalahari (1965)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 2 December 1965 (UK)
After a small aircraft crashes in the Kalahari Desert, one of the seven passengers decides that his survival chances would increase if he would eliminate the other men in the group.

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A small airplane crashes in the sweltering deserts of southern Africa hundreds of miles from civilization. As parallels are drawn between the stranded group of seven passengers and a nearby pack of savage baboons, one of the men's survivalist nature gets the better of him, as he decides his chances of survival would be better if the other men were eliminated one-by-one. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Six survivors struggle for their lives against the killer apes of Kalahari! See more »

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George Peppard and David Janssen were mentioned early on for the role ultimately played by Stuart Whitman. See more »

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The diamond area warning sign said "Trespasses will be prosecuted" not "Trespassers will be prosecuted". See more »

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One of my favorite all-time movies
26 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

What a great flick. It's hard to believe that it never received the recognition it fully deserved. Acting is first-rate, the scenery magnificent and the plot hooked you in immediately. The ULTIMATE survival movie!

Stuart Whitman played his role as ultimate survivor to the hilt in probably the most effective role ever in his career.

I would hope that some day Paramount comes to it's senses and releases this on DVD. All fans of this movie should in fact demand no less- let's start lobbying Paramount. Until then, it is an all too rarely seen item on cable movie channels like A&E or AMC.


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