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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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Trivia

This would be the last film that MGM would distribute for The Cannon Group, Inc., after studio executives were soured by the lack of quality product that the studio was giving them. 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

Ragtime Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Scott Joplin
Lyrics by Alex Masters
Performed by The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
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a fine adventure film
8 January 2005 | by mischam76See all my reviews

i don't understand why this film has been given so much stick.it is a corny 1983 adventure like all the others in the eighties and does a good job as a film of it nature and genre. there's lots of cheese,granted,but isn't that what these kind of films are suppose to be full of? Brooke Shields looks absolutely stunning through out,and although her gender bending sequence was a bad idea,its not her fault.how can you make such a stunning woman pass for a man.the water fall scene makes up for it all though. Brooke's performance was fine,as were the performances of her co stars though nobody stands out.

this was a fun and enjoyable adventure film,just as it was made to be and deserves a lot more credit.


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