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Sahara (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, War | TV Movie 25 April 1995
A tank commander and his men along with a group of assorted stragglers they picked up along the way try to keep a limited supply of water away from the Nazis.
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Mueller
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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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Trivia

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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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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In the credits the italian prisoner is named guiseppe. the correct spelling of that name is Giuseppe. See more »

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Remake of Sahara (1943) See more »

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Good remake and highly under-rated.
31 August 2004 | by (Washington, US) – See all my reviews

This was, IMO, one of Belushi's better portrayals. The subject is a part of history seldom touched upon by American movies (the American participation in the African theater against Rommel)and includes the Grant medium tank...a forgotten piece of equipment that shows just how unprepared America was to fight WW2.

The movie is well acted. The scenery is excellent and the action flows nicely. The soldiers don't come across as cartoon superheroes or Rambo clones. The rift between the Italian and German forces is portrayed rather nicely too.

The equipment is portrayed nicely and the tactics are sound.


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