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Sahara (1983)

PG | | Adventure, Drama | 2 March 1984 (USA)
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 ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's son went missing while rallying through the Sahara around this time, which gave this movie some much needed publicity. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Family Viewing (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ragtime Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Scott Joplin
Lyrics by Alex Masters
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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User Reviews

 
Excellent Movie-One of my mom's all time favorites
31 July 2009 | by adkelly123See all my reviews

This is an awesome movie. I watched with my mom 1-2 times a month for over a decade. Then her VHS copy became worn out. I would love to find a copy on DVD for her and a 2nd one for me. I can't say enough good things about this movie. It is an action-packed, love story that appeals to people from a large range of demographics, from the teenage adventurer to the passionate housewife to the race fans and everyone in between. Everyone should find something intriguing about this movie. Lets get real. This is a love story wrapped around a car race across a desert. Shields' character pushes the envelope by challenging equality barriers for women in this region. This is truly an all-around fabulous movie.


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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sahara 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

Gross USA:

$1,402,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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