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Sahara (1983)

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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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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 <>

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


Adventure | Drama


PG | See all certifications »





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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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2.35 : 1
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Early in filming, producer Menahem Golan said to a number of people that he believed that Brooke Shields would win a Oscar for her role. See more »


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 »


Written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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a fine adventure film
8 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

i don't understand why this film has been given so much is a corny 1983 adventure like all the others in the eighties and does a good job as a film of it nature and genre. there's lots of cheese,granted,but isn't that what these kind of films are suppose to be full of? Brooke Shields looks absolutely stunning through out,and although her gender bending sequence was a bad idea,its not her can you make such a stunning woman pass for a man.the water fall scene makes up for it all though. Brooke's performance was fine,as were the performances of her co stars though nobody stands out.

this was a fun and enjoyable adventure film,just as it was made to be and deserves a lot more credit.

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