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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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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 band of allied soldiers includes a french soldier,the french were on the AXIS side at this time of the war. there were free french soldiers, but not in this area at this time of the war. See more »

Goofs

When the tank is being attacked by a German aircraft, the plane is a Hurricane, which is an iconic British model of fighter plane. See more »

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Leroux: I like your cigarettes.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Thirteen (1937) See more »

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Interesting remake
15 October 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

This remake is better than I expected. It sticks pretty close to the original but does change a few details here and there. Belushi is surprisingly effective in the Bogart role. The rest of the cast perform well. It's no substitute for the original but it is an interesting alternative take on the story.

I don't see this as anywhere near the debacle described by the other reviewer, who was obviously put off by elements of the story that were repeated from the 1943 original. Those were different times. And this film chose to honor those conventions rather than trying to rewrite history to kowtow to current thinking. Whether that was the right move or not is, I suppose, debatable. But I was expecting to hate this film, yet I found myself pleasantly surprised.


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