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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Sgt. Joe Gunn (as James Belushi)
Alan David Lee ... Bates
Simon Westaway ... Williams
Mark Lee ... Doyle
Michael Massee ... Leroux
Robert Wisdom ... Tambul
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
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Storyline

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

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сахара See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The German MG-42 machine guns used in the film fire far too slowly. The Mg-42 had a rate of fire of about 1200 rpm, making it impossible to distinguish between individual shots. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gunn: They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. By the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them, lest we forget.
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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 »

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Remake of The Thirteen (1937) See more »

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This is a remake of a 1943 Bogart movie of the same title.
6 July 2005 | by HeatherFLSee all my reviews

This is a remake of a 1943 Bogart movie of the same title. I was pleased to see they followed the original story almost to a T. Very well acted for a TV movie & Belushi was great as Joe Gunn. And the other actors were good as well. On the whole an enjoyable remake, which doesn't happen very often. I guess what I am saying is that as a very big Bogey fan I was expecting to be let down by this movie, but surprise surprise, I wasn't. It was reasonably well acted, interesting story this time around as well, followed the original movie very closely, surprisingly well directed & well photographed for a TV movie and once again Belushi does a crack job. I'll be buying the DVD.


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