470 user 164 critic

Sahara (2005)

2:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $0.99 (HD) on Prime Video

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.



(novel), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2,968 ( 135)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fool's Gold I (2008)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland
Reign of Fire (2002)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet.

Director: Rob Bowman
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.

Director: Tom Dey
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates
U-571 (2000)
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Akuwudike ...
Mark Aspinall ...
Mrs. Nwokolo
Christopher Bello ...
Train Driver
Empotoe Bosage ...
Pick Up Truck Guard
Captain Tombs
Eva Rojas (as Penelope Cruz)
1st Lieutenant, Ironclad
Paulin Fodouop ...
Modibo (as Paulin F. Fodouop)
Ouahbou Houcine ...
Tuareg Village Boy #1
Kazim's Officer Asselar
Maurice Lee ...


Master explorer and former US Navy Seal Dirk Pitt and his wisecracking buddy Al Giordino goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War ironclad battleship known as the "Ship of Death" that protects a secret cargo is lost somewhere in the deserts of West Africa. But while the two cross paths with a beautiful and brilliant U.N. scientist Dr. Eva Rojas who is being hounded by a ruthless dictator. She believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Adventure has a new destination. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| | |


| |

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Сахара  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,370,577 (United Kingdom), 10 April 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,068,372, 10 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The interior of Massarde's toxic waste disposal plant was the factory in Britain where the jet engines for the Concorde were tested. See more »


When driving the car to get away from the helicopter, at one point you can clearly see daylight through the front grille. In a real car you could see nothing but radiator. See more »


[first lines]
Sailor Who Drops Gold: Sorry, captain.
Pilot, Ironclad: It's all right son, just keep moving. That's the future in your hands.
See more »

Crazy Credits

A Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt Adventure See more »


Wombo Lombo
Written by Angélique Kidjo and Jean Hebrail
Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

No cinematic drought after all
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

It had been proposed by some that the only reason Eisner Jr. (Breck) was allowed to make this film was his relationship with Eisner Sr. (Michael). While there is no proof for such an argument either way, Breck has proved to be not much worse than other directors. In fact he did better than most and worse than some. Sahara is best described as a typical entertaining adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones or perhaps National Treasure. It has a tough good guy (McConaughey), a funny sidekick (Zane) and admirable eye-candy (Cruz). Now I admit that most things are quite shallow, but if you mix all of the above mentioned ingredients with a decent story, good action sequences and throw in the fact that there isn't one nanosecond of corniness in this movie, you inevitably end up with a crowd pleasing blockbuster.

7,25 out of 10

47 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 470 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show