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Sahara (1995)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, War  |  25 April 1995 (USA)
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After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way ... See full summary »

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After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are running out of water. They find water at the ancient well, but the well is a goal of an entire German battalion. Despite the impossible odds, Sergeant Gunn decides to defend the well. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Nearly all the extras in this film were from the Royal Australian Air Force and The Royal Australian Army. For authenticity, the director made them shave off their mustaches which apparently weren't allowed in the German army in WW2. See more »

Goofs

At the start a newsreel is shown describing the allied build-up to combat Germany's Africa Corps and "looking forward to wiping the smile off General Rommel's face". All of this took place in 1942; however the newsreel is prominently dated 1944. Rommel even left Africa on 9 March 1943 and never returned. Newsreels during WWII were up to date with their information, not two years late. See more »

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Gunn: Don't you die on me, Waco!
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A unknown little gem
6 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am ashamed to say as an ardent film fan I have not seen the original starring Humphrey Bogart. I do however have the luxury of being able to judge this film with an unbiased view. I didn't even realise it was a TV film until I saw the details on the IMDb site. Belushi gives a creditable performance but I think all the characters gel together well and the film carries a certain aura of the old British 40's and 50's war films such as Ice cold in Alex though obviously not in the same league. The characters are doomed and yet you feel for them. At the end as the camera pans across the line of makeshift rifle tombstones and Belushi recites the fourth paragraph of Laurence Binyon's 'The Fallen' you realise that you are not only at the end of a quite good film but also you owe a great debt to the fallen heroes of yesteryear.


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