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Sahara (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  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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The tank used in the film is an M3 Lee, but has features of the variety used by the Australian Army during WW2. The standard US commander's cupola was deleted from the 37mm turret and a pintle mounted .30 caliber Browning machine gun was used in its place. Additionally the type of track used on the tank is track used by Commonwealth forces and not US forces. See more »

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Gunn: They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. By the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them, lest we forget.
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They shall not grow old!!!
22 July 2001 | by (Leicester, England) – See all my reviews

When I first purchased this movie I just got it because I'm into war films. But after I watched it I was really pleased.

James Belushi puts in one of his best performances of all time. Helped along by the rest of the cast including Alan David Lee and Jerome Ehlers.

The story is a little slow to start off. You get the impression its about a group of soldiers against the desert. But soon the Germans enter the picture and the true plot of the movie becomes apparent.

The best part of the film is the ending sequence. Sgt. Gunn (Belushi) is knelt praying over the graves of his fallen comrades. The poem and the tank driving away is just classic.

Top quality film and one of my favorites!!!!!


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