Sahara (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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.




  • Matthew McConaughey in Sahara (2005)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Penélope Cruz in Sahara (2005)
  • Breck Eisner at an event for Sahara (2005)
  • Breck Eisner at an event for Sahara (2005)
  • Breck Eisner in Sahara (2005)
  • Matthew McConaughey in Sahara (2005)

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1 December 2005 | genafefa
| Not as cheesy as it looks
I expected nothing from this movie and was pleasantly surprised, even refreshed. All of the characters had a reason to be where they were, even the female character. Her mission is actual more compelling than the lead's. The sidekick, Al (Steve Zahn), is not just a buddy along for the ride. It's clear that the lead wouldn't be able to do what he does without him. Beside, Zahn is just damn funny.

It didn't require my full capacity to suspend disbelief, which was especially refreshing and left mental reserves to actually appreciate the characters and story.

I was pleased to recognize drum rhythms that were actually from Nigeria and Mali. Indigenous music enhanced the adventure of by taking us there. The locations were filled out, and not just a backdrop for the action.

Go ahead and watch it. It's not as cheesy as it looks.

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Release Date:

8 April 2005


English, French, Arabic

Country of Origin

UK, Spain, Germany, USA, France

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$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,068,372 10 April 2005

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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