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Sahara (1983)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dale
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Jaffar
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Von Glessing
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Rasoul
Ronald Lacey ...
Beg
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String
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Andy
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ...
Mayor (as Yaacov Ben-Sira)
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Cambridge
Tuvia Tavi ...
Bertocelli
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Gordon
Terrence Hardiman ...
Browne
Shahar Cohen ...
Abu
Zehava Twena ...
Yasmin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabi Amrani ...
Omar
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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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She challenged the desert, its men, their passions and ignited a bold adventure.

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Adventure | Drama

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2 March 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventuras en el Sahara  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Star Brooke Shields was expected to drive on-location as part of her role, but was too young at the time of filming to do so legally. Special permission had to be arranged with the local government, to allow her to drive for the movie. 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 »

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Charleston
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Written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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Good movie. Characters seemed to be correct for the period it was sat in.
23 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much. It was set in a period where women had limitations. Dale (Shield) was raised so it seems by a father who allowed her more freedom, yet she was very naive. As love stories go, I thought it was true to form. In fact, I recently bought a copy of this film and watched it again today. I enjoyed it just as much today as I had years ago. As I was watching it I could not help thinking that I had seen Jaffar (Lambert) in some other films. The person he reminded me of was the brother and Frenchman in Timeline. Later, my daughter signed on to this site and looked Mr. Lambert up. I was right. I think he is a very good actor.


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