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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Excellent story marred by some disturbing scenes.
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that this story has all the elements of a great fantasy/advernture story, the types that kids read and dream about.

A scientist in the desert looking for a long lost city and its people, trekking through the searing heat, the pesky soldiers interested in their own selfish schemes, and a surprise ending. Most elements (not all) are to the point and kept simple, not over-doing THOSE parts. It starts off seeming like an enjoyable family adventure/fantasy movie.

However, some things that were a bit overdone, and in my opinion were totally unnecessary, were the rape scenes and situations. This could have been an enjoyable family movie, but there are a few scenes that are disturbing and maybe for some traumatizing, that really don't have any place in a film like this.

A good movie (or mini-series) which could have been fun for the whole family, and especially good for helping kids' imagination soar, if it wasn't for those scenes.


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