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Lost in the Desert (1969)
"Dirkie" (original title)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  May 1975 (USA)
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After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

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Cast overview:
Wynand Uys ...
Dirkie DeVries (as Dirkie Hayes)
Jamie Uys ...
Anton DeVries (as Jamie Hayes)
Lady Frolic of Belvedale ...
Lolly
Wilhelm Esterhuizen ...
Smitty
Sue Burman ...
Joan
Jan Bruyns ...
Colonel (as Jan Bruijns)
Pieter Hauptfleisch ...
Uncle Pete
Johan du Plooy ...
Jack
Bill Brewer ...
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Jacques Loots ...
Doctor (as Jaques Loots)
Heinrich Marnitz ...
Hoffman
Eugene Erasmus ...
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Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, the Kalahari Desert, "Lost in the Desert" is a story of suspense, conflict and incredible human courage as an 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face this vast wasteland alone after an airplane crash, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. The film is based on true events and is sure to hold you spellbound! Written by Anonymous

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desert | boy | kalahari | dog | airplane | See All (61) »

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Few have ever entered the deadly, mysterious Kalahari, and lived to reveal its secrets! See more »


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Apart from the practical difficulties associated with filming a movie in the desert, what made Dirkie even more of a feat was that it was filmed twice, once in Afrikaans and once in English. See more »

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Remade as Papam Pasivaadu (1972) See more »

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At Last I Found Out What this Movie Was!!!
19 August 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this incredible film in 1977/78 in a double bill with 'Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger". I was three years old and yet it has remained firmly lodged in the back of my memory. The only problem was that I did not know the name of the film. I remember absolutely clearly the scene where the boy thinks the natives have cooked his dog, the boy realising that he has just eaten his only friend. I remember wailing and moaning in the cinema, traumatised by this act of impossible perversity. Finally i know the name of this film which made such a huge impression on me. i will track it down as soon as possible and I would suggest other imdb users do the same.


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