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After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

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Wynand Uys ...
Dirkie (as Dirkie Hayes)
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Anton (as Jamie Hayes)
Lady Frolic of Belvedale ...
Lolly (as Lady Frolic Of Belvedale)
Wilhelm Esterhuizen ...
Smitty
Sue Burman ...
Joan
Jan Bruyns ...
Colonel (as Jan Bruijns)
Pieter Hauptfleisch ...
Uncle Pete
Johan du Plooy ...
Jack (as Johan Du Plooy)
Bill Brewer ...
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Jacques Loots ...
Doctor (as Jaques Loots)
Heinrich Marnitz ...
Hoffman
Eugene Erasmus ...
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Jamie Uys ... (as Jamie Hayes)

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Jamie Uys ... () (as Jamie Hayes)

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André Pieterse ... executive producer (as Andre Pieterse)
Jamie Uys ... producer (as Jamie Hayes)
Boet Troskie ... producer (uncredited)

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Gilbert Gibson
Art Heatly
William Loose ... (as Bill Loose)
Sam Sklair

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Dave Burman

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Robert Glenn ... editorial supervisor
Gordon Zahler ... post-production supervisor

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Wilhelm Esterhuizen ... (uncredited)

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Anthony Farmer

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Hester Van Rooyen ... makeup artist

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Lorette Walder ... production manager

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Sue Burman ... assistant director

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Wilhelm Esterhuizen ... construction

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Jeff Bushelman ... sound effects editor
Gerald Dannaher ... sound recordist
Dave Hanna ... sound recordist
Gawie Le Roux ... sound effects editor
Ted Peach ... sound recordist
Whitney Walls ... sound recordist
Robert Glenn ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)

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Herman Esterhuizen
Johann Schutte
Vernon Whitten ... lighting

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Hennie Joubert ... soloist
Al Teeter ... music editor

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Plot Summary

Filmed in the most dangerous wastelands, the Kalahari Desert, "Lost in the Desert" is a story of suspense, conflict and incredible human courage as an 8-year-old boy and his dog are left to face this vast wasteland alone after an airplane crash, while an army of men and machines penetrate the desert searching for them. The film is based on true events and is sure to hold you spellbound! Written by Anonymous

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Taglines The most amazing adventure a boy ever lived through! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Fallen Sparrow (South Africa, English title)
  • Adventure in the Red Desert (United States)
  • Lost in the Desert (United Kingdom)
  • Alleen in de wildernis (Netherlands)
  • Perdidos no Deserto (Brazil)
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  • 81 min
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Trivia Apart from the practical difficulties associated with filming in the desert, what made this movie even more of a feat was that it was filmed twice; once in Afrikaans and once in English. See more »
Movie Connections Remade as Papam Pasivaadu (1972). See more »
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