7 February 2000 | jessewillis
A frightening true story!
I bought this movie based upon the IMDB rating. I wasn't expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised by the original story this film tells. Treat Williams plays a prefab housing engineer who travels to Saudi Arabia in the late 70's to cinch a multi-million dollar deal. But when he arrives he discovers that what he bargained for wasn't actually much of a bargain. His original deal with the Saudi government collapses and he is forced to rely on the good graces of his unreliable but charismatic Arab middle man. As the title implies things don't get much better and Williams and he must try to escape before he ends up under a dune in the desert! If you look at the cover of this video you'd think it was just another action movie. It isn't it, in fact its a very scary and true story of cultural clash and a surprisingly balanced look at the dubious justice system of Saudi courts. Check it out if your a fan of Treat Williams or if you appreciate a reality based story. I'd also recommend "Doomsday Gun" which deals in similar stuff as this.