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Tuareg: The Desert Warrior (1984)

Tuareg - Il guerriero del deserto (original title)
PG-13 | | Adventure, Action | 12 March 1984 (USA)
In a desolate section of the Sahara once ruled by the French, two thirsty men stumble into the camp of a Tuareg warrior where they're given water and shelter. Soldiers from the new Arab ... See full summary »

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

Writers:

Alberto Vázquez Figueroa (screenplay), Vicente Escrivá (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Mark Harmon ... Gacel Sayah
Luis Prendes ... Abdul El Kabir
Ritza Brown Ritza Brown ... Gacel's Wife
Paolo Malco ... Capt. Razman
Aldo Sambrell ... Sgt. Malick
Ennio Girolami ... (as Enio Girolami)
Antonio Sabato ... The Captain
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Mubarak - the Bedouin Guide
Claudia Gravy ... Mubarak's Wife (as Claudia Gravi)
Manuel Pereiro
Romano Puppo ... Soldier
Emiliano Redondo ... Prison Warden
Massimo Vanni ... Corporal
José Yepes José Yepes
Mario De Barros Mario De Barros ... Gacel's Tent Guest (as Mario Barros)
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In a desolate section of the Sahara once ruled by the French, two thirsty men stumble into the camp of a Tuareg warrior where they're given water and shelter. Soldiers from the new Arab government now arrive by Jeep and demand the two men be turned over to them. The warrior refuses, citing the sacred laws of hospitality. The soldiers shoot dead one of the men and carry off the other -- a political foe of the new government. The warrior mounts his camel and rides off to rescue his kidnapped guest. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Warrior See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gacel Sayah: [to the Captain] If you shout, I will cut your throat. Do you understand?
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Entertaining Italian/Spanish co-production with great loads of action and violence
29 October 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This Spaghetti/Paella adventure tells how a Tuareg (Mark Harmon) receives an important fugitive (Luis Prendes) who is given water and refuge . Soldiers (Aldo Sambrell , Alfonso Sabato) from the new Arab government arrive and demand to be turned over to them . The warrior refuses and soldiers breaking the hospitality's Tuareg law . Harmon sets out in pursuit for executing a relentless revenge against military that broke the sacred laws of hospitality . The Tuareg mounts his camel and rides off to rescue his abducted guest .

From the beginning to end the action-packed is unstopped , including spectacular shootouts where explode and die a lot of people , being a little bit violent . In the film there is thriller , suspense , emotion , frenetic action , fast-moving and for that reason is amusing . The picture has breathtaking outdoors in gorgeous cinematography , being well photographed by John Cabrera , like is splendidly reflected on the spellbound Sahara desert landscapes . Mark Harmon is fine as a tough and cold Arab , doing one army man , though he appears whole film with a scarf on his face . A varied support cast is mostly formed by secondaries from Spaghetti Western , such as Aldo Sambrell (Leone's Western) , Ennio Girolami (director's brother) , Claudia Gravy and Ken Wood . The picture is based on a novel with same title by a successful Spanish author , Alberto Vazquez Figueroa , who gets numerous cinematic adaptations (Ebony , Manaos , The Iguana , Ocean , Rottweiler) . Special mention for musical score by Riz Ortalani , it is exciting and atmospheric .

The motion picture was compellingly directed by Enzo G. Castellari that had many hit-smashes in the action cinema and Spaghetti , in fact the film is an Italian Western developed on the desolate desert . He made several Westerns as ¨ Johnny Hamlet¨ , ¨Kill them everybody and came back alone¨ , ¨Seven Winchester for a massacre¨, and spoof : ¨Onion Colt¨ and in similar style ¨Tedeum¨ . His masterpiece was ¨Keoma¨. Some of them are serious , others are goofy and plenty of slapstick and slapdash . The pic will appeal to Eurotrash fans and Italian-Spaniard productions enthusiasts . Rating : Mediocre but amusing .


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