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Sahara (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, War | TV Movie 25 April 1995
A tank commander and his men along with a group of assorted stragglers they picked up along the way try to keep a limited supply of water away from the Nazis.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Sgt. Joe Gunn (as James Belushi)
Alan David Lee ... Bates
Simon Westaway Simon Westaway ... Williams
Mark Lee ... Doyle
Michael Massee ... Leroux
Robert Wisdom ... Tambul
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ... Capt. Halliday
Angelo D'Angelo ... Giuseppe
Paul Empson Paul Empson ... Waco
William Upjohn William Upjohn ... Casey
Todd MacDonald ... Clarkson
Julian Garner ... Von Schletow
Alexander Petersons Alexander Petersons ... Von Falken
David Slingsby David Slingsby ... Mueller
Claus Dyson Claus Dyson ... Kraus


After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are running out of water. They find water at the ancient well, but the well is a goal of an entire German battalion. Despite the impossible odds, Sergeant Gunn decides to defend the well. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Action | War


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Australia | USA


English | German

Release Date:

25 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сахара See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Brian Trenchard-Smith commented that The Frenchman was played by Michael Massee, an American actor, who was born in Kansas City to French parents. Masse convinced him at the audition that he was French because he insisted the part would have to be played by a genuine Frenchman and he never broke cover on or off the set till the very last day of the 18-day shoot. See more »


At the start a newsreel is shown describing the allied build-up to combat Germany's Africa Corps and "looking forward to wiping the smile off General Rommel's face". All of this took place in 1942; however the newsreel is prominently dated 1944. Rommel even left Africa on 9 March 1943 and never returned. Newsreels during WWII were up to date with their information, not two years late. See more »


Gunn: Don't you die on me, Waco!
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Crazy Credits

In the credits the italian prisoner is named guiseppe. the correct spelling of that name is Giuseppe. See more »


Remake of Sahara (1943) See more »

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A cinematic pleasure...
13 April 2002 | by ChuckSchollSee all my reviews

Sahara is a cinematic pleasure. For fans of Bogart and of James Belushi, this film will excite you. The story may be a little hard to believe that a hand full of men hold off so many Germans, but Hollywood was part of the war effort 1943 and that is to be expected. Besides, whats wrong with wanting to kick a little Nazi butt every now and then? Anyway, the cinematography alone is worth the watching of this movie. Not unlike the desert scenes in Star Wars - Return of the Jedi and those of more recent films like the Mummy and the Mummy Returns, the richness of color and warmth and the brutal sun make for a heightened experience. If you have a chance to watch this film I highly recommend it so you might form your own opinion. After all, it's has to be better than most of the junk out there lately.

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