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Secret of the Sahara 

Il segreto del Sahara (original title)
This mini-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert, and find the secret that it hides.
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Series cast summary:
Michael York ...  Desmond Jordan 4 episodes, 1988
Ben Kingsley ...  Sholomon 4 episodes, 1988
James Farentino ...  Caliph of Timbuktu 4 episodes, 1988
Andie MacDowell ...  Anthea 4 episodes, 1988
David Soul ...  Lieutenant Riker 4 episodes, 1988
Miguel Bosé ...  El Hallem 4 episodes, 1988
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ...  Orso 4 episodes, 1988
Daniel Olbrychski ...  Hared 4 episodes, 1988
Delia Boccardo ...  Yasmine 4 episodes, 1988
Ana Obregón ...  Tamameth 4 episodes, 1988
Radost Bokel ...  Parizade 4 episodes, 1988
William McNamara ...  Philip Jordan 4 episodes, 1988
Itaco Nardulli ...  Kerim 4 episodes, 1988
Mathilda May ...  Myriam 4 episodes, 1988
Jean-Pierre Cassel ...  Major De Brosse 4 episodes, 1988
Sal Borgese ...  Achmet 4 episodes, 1988
Romano Puppo ...  Halimi 4 episodes, 1988
Ulrich von Dobschütz Ulrich von Dobschütz ...  von Grübel 4 episodes, 1988
Fofana Aminata Dite Rosy Thiem Fofana Aminata Dite Rosy Thiem 4 episodes, 1988
Mohamed Badrsalem Mohamed Badrsalem ...  Caliph's Servant 4 episodes, 1988
Alex Serra ...  Priest 4 episodes, 1988
Alessandro Borgese Alessandro Borgese 4 episodes, 1988
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Desmond Jordan is an archaeologist who found an old parchment in which, the history of the Talking Mountain that is guarded by the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden somewhere in the Sahara desert, was mentioned. After Desmond saves Anthea, a mysterious woman warrior, the two are hunted down by evil Lieutenant Ryker and his deserter legionaries, as well as El Hallem - a dangerous and infamous bandit of the desert, and the Khalif of Timbuktu who also wants the treasure of the mountain for himself. While Khalif orders his guards to find and capture Jordan, Philip, Jordan's son, travels from London to Morocco looking for his father who is in search of the location of the Talking Mountain, attracted by the mystery that it hides. Written by kpanago1960

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Alternate Versions

Mathilda May's role is omitted from the version that is shown on UK Cable channel Movies for Men. See more »

Soundtracks

Saharan Dream
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Leonie Gane
Performed by Amii Stewart
RCA Records Label
Music copyright: BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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Once upon a Time there were Secrets in the Sahara desert
29 April 2008 | by RabensblutSee all my reviews

When I was ten Years old this was the best series ever going on the Slovak (Czechoslovak ???) TV. Thanks god I found this series again (two DVDs althogether 360 minutes and 4 parts cca 2,50 Euros for both DVDsin Lacne knihy shop) I nearly began to cry. My god. I understand that the people from States or Australia will not like this kinda stuff, because this is no Hollywood at all (Thanks God Almighty). It is typical Italian romantic adventure series just as the tower of the firstborn but ten times better. Michael York was always one of my most favourite actors because he was not taking only Hollywood roles (he even played a role in one Slovak film !!!). Here we can even see Andie Mac Dowell and Ben Kingsley as well. Plenty of good actors. I really recommend this movie to the fans of the Mummy, so they can finally see what mystery, adventure and romantic means. I despise films without atmosphere and idea (rubbish like mummy and mummy returns). This is a must see for fans of films like Indiana Jones (Can' t wait to see the fourth instalment). Not so much adventure though, more mystery.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Secret of the Sahara See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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