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 »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: George Hilton, Salvo Randone, William Berger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Robert Sacchi, Franco Nero, Michelle Phillips
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A self-proclaimed Russian prince, a Mexican bandit and a radical Irish female journalist team up during the Mexican Revolution to find fortune and notoriety.

Director: Duccio Tessari
Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi
Face to Face (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang, commanding it with efficient, educated ruthlessness.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, William Berger
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
The Mercenary (1968)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A well-groomed, greedy Polish mercenary aids a Mexican Revolutionary against the repressive government, while butting heads with a young female radical and an American rival.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Franco Giacobini
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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
Street Law (1974)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Stars: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach
The Hired Gun (1975)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Fabio Testi, Renzo Palmer, Claudia Marsani
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini
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

 
Can a film with Franco Nero go wrong?
20 March 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This gem is quite unusual for italian films of the area. It's a contemporary actionthriller taking place in the Tunisian desert. Franco and Co. is a team of oilprospectors working for a huge corporation. At the same time the region is plagued by Redarmy-style terrorists. Franco is great as usual, so is the rest of the cast. And the on-location direction by Tonino is spirited and features Steadycam-work (the first for an italian production?). And there's even a man to man battle with heavy machinery. The music, so essential to the flavour of italian films of the time, is by no other than Riz Ortolani and perfect for those selfmade bootleg soundtracks.


7 of 7 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:
?