Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

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Breck Eisner

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Clive Cussler (novel), Thomas Dean Donnelly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Akuwudike Jude Akuwudike ... Imam
Mark Aspinall Mark Aspinall ... Lawyer
Rakie Ayola ... Mrs. Nwokolo
Christopher Bello Christopher Bello ... Train Driver
Nicholas Beveney Nicholas Beveney ... Gunboat 1 Officer
Empotoe Bosage Empotoe Bosage ... Pick Up Truck Guard
Robert Cavanah ... Captain Tombs
Penélope Cruz ... Eva Rojas (as Penelope Cruz)
Clint Dyer ... Oshodi
Matthew Flynn ... 1st Lieutenant, Ironclad
Paulin Fodouop Paulin Fodouop ... Modibo (as Paulin F. Fodouop)
Ouahbou Houcine Ouahbou Houcine ... Tuareg Village Boy #1
Emmanuel Ighodaro ... Kazim's Officer Asselar
Lennie James ... General Zateb Kazim
Maurice Lee Maurice Lee ... Zakara
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Storyline

Retired US admiral Sandecker's foundation finances various projects worldwide, including high tech marine salvage by brilliant Dirk Pitt's US Navy Seal veterans team including buddy Al Giordino, which dreams of finding the mysteriously missing Confederal gold aboard the ironclad battleship 'of Death'. Pitts bumps into evidence for his theory it crossed the Atlantic up the river Niger, where the admiral has an environmental project. Alas, it's a West African dictatorship where the ruthless president suppresses the desert people, in league with billionaire French energy industrialist Yves Massarde. Saving reckless WHO epidemics researcher Dr. Eva Rojas, he learns the secret abducted tribal slaves-run waste plant's toxic output threatens, through an underground fluvial system, to pollute the ocean and hence cause a global killer epidemic. Written by KGF Vissers

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Adventure has a new destination. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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Modibo is played by French actor Paulin Fodouop. This is his only American movie. See more »

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Pitt states the Confederate gold coin was minted in 1865. Jefferson Davis could not have given one to Stonewall Jackson, who had died on May 10, 1863. See more »

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[first lines]
Sailor Who Drops Gold: Sorry, captain.
Pilot, Ironclad: It's all right son, just keep moving. That's the future in your hands.
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A Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt Adventure See more »


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We're an American Band
Written by Don Brewer
Performed by Grand Funk Railroad
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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RIP Clive
2 July 2020 | by snowmobile-47478See all my reviews

Great action and entertainment movie. However I wish it had followed more closely to the book as the book was very exceptional. That being said Matthew embodies a perfect Dirk Pitt. Cruz as always comes with a disappointing performance but with comedic relief from zahn and rainn lifts the movie to being enjoyable.


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

8 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sahara See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,068,372, 10 April 2005

Gross USA:

$68,671,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,240,351
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2.35 : 1
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