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Sahara (1983)

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Menahem Golan (story), James R. Silke
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brooke Shields ... Dale
Lambert Wilson ... Jaffar
Horst Buchholz ... Von Glessing
John Rhys-Davies ... Rasoul
Ronald Lacey ... Beg
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... String
Perry Lang ... Andy
Ya'ackov Ben-Sira ... Mayor (as Yaacov Ben-Sira)
John Mills ... Cambridge
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... Bertocelli
Steve Forrest ... Gordon
Terrence Hardiman ... Browne
Shahar Cohen Shahar Cohen ... Abu
Zehava Twena Zehava Twena ... Yasmin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabi Amrani ... Omar
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Storyline

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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She challenged the desert, its men, their passions and ignited a bold adventure.

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сахара See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$550,848, 4 March 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,402,962
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brooke Shields was expected to drive on-location as part of her role, but was too young at the time of filming to do so legally. Special permission had to be arranged with the local government, to allow her to drive for the movie. See more »

Goofs

Twice in the opening sequence, Dale (Brooke Shields) slides off the race course on a corner, and the wide view shows her race car hitting a hay bale barricade, but both times in a close-up shot inserted between the long views, her car hits a barricade made of tires. See more »


Soundtracks

Charleston
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Written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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A beautiful romance movie!
27 February 2009 | by anslatadamsSee all my reviews

I loved this movie when it first came out. Lambert Wilson is so handsome in this movie, I like him better with facial hair! Those eyes, his lips his demeanor and stature, God he makes me hot!! LOL! And I'm 56 years old! LOL! But he can still stir up some hot feelings in me! What a talented actor!! I love his eyes in this movie and the music is so haunting. If you're a sucker for romance than this movie is for you! It has a gorgeous love scene it. Not tawdry, or nasty, just beautiful the way two people in love should look on camera. I wish more romance movies were made this way! I wish Lambert Wilson would seriously think about doing more American movies! I didn't realize he was in the "Matrix Reloaded" movie, because personally, I haven't watched any of them. Also I didn't know he had a major role in the recent "Sahara" movie in 2005!! Wow! Where have you been all my life Lambert, c'mon. Please start doing more American movies! We LOVE YOU!

And for you guys out there, Brooke's loves scenes are gorgeous, she's so beautiful and I think you guys would enjoy it!!:)


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