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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?


The American tankers are in an American tank of the period, however these were used by the British forces at this time as the American were not fighting in North Africa until November 1942. This movie takes place in June 1942. 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 »


Von Falken: Where is your officer?
Gunn: Well, our Captain is British, sir. You know how the British are. After a little action, they like to wash up before teatime.
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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 The Thirteen (1937) See more »

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Better Than Expected
3 November 1998 | by harry-mSee all my reviews

Although I am generally against remaking classic movies, I must admit that this TV-movie starring Jim Belushi was very well done and was far better than I expected. And Belushi's fine acting was a delightful surprise, too. I recommend that you see the original with Humphrey Bogart and compare. You'll enjoy both.

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