Transporter: The Series (2012–2014)
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Frank and Cat travel to the Sahara Desert to deliver a briefcase, but they end up stranded over night.

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Eric Valette
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Episode credited cast:
Chris Vance ... Frank Martin
Violante Placido ... Caterina Boldieu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amrou Al-Kadhi Amrou Al-Kadhi ... Youssef (as Amrou Alkadhi)
Chérine Amar Chérine Amar ... Nassima
Sherif Eltayeb ... Kedar
Charles Fathy ... Haroun Talif
Farid Fatmi Farid Fatmi ... Mohammed
Fred Maamar Fortas ... Chief Mine Engineer
Alaa Safi ... Anwar
Mohammed Sakhi Mohammed Sakhi ... Sulaiman
Victor Solé ... Diaz-Sanz (as Victor Esteban Sole)
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Frank and Cat travel to the Sahara Desert to deliver a briefcase, but they end up stranded over night.

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Action | Crime

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TV-14
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17 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Big Light Productions See more »
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This episode is loosely based on The Wages of Fear (1953) and Sorcerer (1977). See more »

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Small-screen remake of a classic
18 September 2015 | by tvman-3See all my reviews

This episode is clearly a remake of the classic movie "The Wages of Fear," which was remade by William Friedkin as "Sorcerer." Different context, of course, along with different topography, climate, etc., but very much the same premise. In this instance, there are three trucks, and the race against time is to save a group of trapped miners in the middle east, rather than to extinguish an oil well fire in South America. Frankly (no pun intended; okay, maybe a bit), I'm not wild about these stories that take Transporter Frank Martin out of his natural elements of a high-powered car on a stretch of highway or navigating tricky city streets, literally racing the clock. Without offering a quote, it's worth pointing out that Frank himself comments on how this particular "assignment" is taking him out of his element, as he must navigate marginally undriveable roads with slow, cautious, care. That said, if you haven't seen either of the films mentioned above, it ought to be a pretty riveting episode for you to view. There was a scene in "Sorcerer" (not replicated here) where the suspense became so intense I nearly had to get up and leave the theater.


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