The Secret of the Sahara (1988)
"Il segreto del Sahara" (original title)

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Desmond Jordan is an archaeologist who finds an old parchment in which is mentioned the history of the Loudspeaker Mountain, the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden ... See full summary »

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 Desmond Jordan
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 Sholomon
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 Khalif of Timbuktu (1988)
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 Anthea (1988) (as Andie Mac Dowell)
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 Lieutenant Ryker
Miguel Bosé ...
 El Halem
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 Hared, the blind man
Diego Abatantuono ...
 Orso, the desertor
Delia Boccardo ...
 Yasmine
Radost Bokel ...
 Parizade (1988)
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 Philip (1988) (as William Mac Namara)
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 Kerim (1988)
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 De Brosse (1988) (as Jean Pierre Cassel)
Salvatore Borghese ...
 (1988) (as Salvatore Borgese)
Romano Puppo ...
 (1988) (as Puppo Romano)
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Desmond Jordan is an archaeologist who finds an old parchment in which is mentioned the history of the Loudspeaker Mountain, the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden someplace in the Saharan desert. After saving Anthea, the Khalif's wife, the two run away from evil Lieutenant Ryker and his legionaries and El Hallem, a dangerous and infamous bandit of the desert. At the same time the Khalif orders his guards to recover his wife, Philip, Jordan's son, travels from London to Egypt looking for his father to help him to discover the location of the Loudspeaker Mountain, trying to reveal the mystery that it hides. Written by Chockys

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Saharan Dream
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Leonie Gane
Performed by Amii Stewart
RCA Records Label
Music copyright: BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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If forced to choose, I'd pick "The Mummy (1999)" over this...
12 November 2000 | by (Melbourne, AU) – See all my reviews

One of those movies that aren't good enough, but not bad enough either to dislike whole-heartedly. The story appears to have potential (admittedly I'm a sucker for anything that ties the ancient with the otherworldly) but alas let down by a pretty abysmal screenplay. Now and then it borders upon the laughable (but far from the laugh-fest I had with "Kull The Conqueror (1997)"). The overall production smells second-rate (is it just me or was someone so unobservant or so lazy as to not do anything about that dirty camera lens??) for something produced in 1989. Saddest of all are the wasted acting talents, though they do a commendable job at keeping the whole enterprise afloat. An effort most definitely, but a weak one nonetheless that deserves a weak 7/10.

ps. Anyone care to speculate on what happened to Jordan's son? I guess someone, um, forgot about him during that "farewell" scene...


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