MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 37,712 this week

Sahara Cross (1977)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  1977 (Italy)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 58 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Jean Bellard and Carl Mank, two Western engineers supported by Hamid are in search of a terrorist group that murdered their colleague in the Tunisian desert.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3267 titles
created 25 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 2508 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 89 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 423 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 644 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sahara Cross" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sahara Cross (1977)

Sahara Cross (1977) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sahara Cross.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Massacre Time (1966)
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A prospector must fight a sadistic man and his son who have taken over his ranch.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Franco Nero, George Hilton, Linda Sini
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In January 1943 German army, afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans, launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia. The only way out for Partisan forces and thousands ... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic
Stars: Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director: Peter Zinner
Stars: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Former gunfighter Django has become a monk and abandoned his violent former ways. His daughter is kidnapped by rogue Hungarian soldiers using slave labor to run a silver mine. Django casts ... See full summary »

Director: Nello Rossati
Stars: Franco Nero, Christopher Connelly, Licinia Lentini
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli
The Deserter (1971)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bitter over his wife's death due to what he believes was army negligence, Capt. Viktor Kaleb deserts the cavalry and disappears into the southwestern wasteland. But when marauding Apaches ... See full summary »

Directors: Niksa Fulgosi, Burt Kennedy
Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Richard Crenna, Chuck Connors
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An office employee, pretending to be weak and crippled, reveals himself as a ruthless criminal.

Director: Alfredo Giannetti
Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Carlos de Carvalho
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Italian man unknowingly becomes a drug mule and gets arrested in Thailand. He is sent to tough prison where he plans escape with the help of another prisoner who also has a score to settle with the drug dealer who set the Italian up.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Marco Leonardi, F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Bo Svenson, Carlo Mucari, Peter Hooten
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
John Ballard
Pamela Villoresi
Mauro Barabani
Emilio Locurcio
Luciano Bartoli
Luca Biagini
Geoffrey Copleston
Giorgio Del Bene
Antonio Ferrante
Pietro Valsecchi ...
Arabian terrorist
Antonio Cantafora ...
(as Michael Coby)
Edit

Storyline

Jean Bellard and Carl Mank, two Western engineers supported by Hamid are in search of a terrorist group that murdered their colleague in the Tunisian desert.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1977 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Det brutala gänget  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
SAHARA CROSS (Tonino Valerii, 1977) **1/2
3 January 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I'd never heard of this one prior to happening upon its German DVD at a local rental outlet; it deals with three characters (and their African guide) who, after meeting up in the Sahara desert for a mystery job, become involved with a group of terrorists. The situation sees the two sides constantly double-crossing one another to gain the upper hand – the title (which is also how the film's called on its home ground), then, refers to their lengthy trek over a period of scorching days and freezing nights (via numerous means of transportation).

Though not a great "Euro-Cult" effort, SAHARA CROSS is a reasonably entertaining ride (co-written by the ubiquitous Ernesto Gastaldi and with a twist ending that makes of the film a sort of lighthearted RABID DOGS [1974]!). It's rendered all the more tolerable by the exotic location work, a cast that includes Franco Nero (his undeniable star quality takes some time to emerge here but, once it does, he invests his role with a typical blend of irony and machismo – conveniently, one of the terrorists is a good-looking girl!), Michel Constantin and Michael Coby, and a pounding score from Riz Ortolani.

Director Valerii maintains a good rhythm throughout between action, politics and suspense. This is the sixth film of his that I've watched, following four Spaghetti Westerns – DAY OF ANGER (1967), THE PRICE OF POWER (1969), A REASON TO LIVE, A REASON TO DIE (1972) and MY NAME IS NOBODY (1973) – and the semi-poliziottesco VAI GORILLA (1975); one I've missed out on in the past and would love to catch is the giallo MY DEAR KILLER (1972).


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sahara Cross (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?