12 certificateSahara is a Film programme that first aired in 2005 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Sahara is a 3 star programme

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Sahara (2005)

Directed by
Breck Eisner

Matthew McConaughey plays Dirk Pitt, an adventurer who, along with sidekick Al Giordino (Steve Zahn), is searching for an American Civil War ironclad buried in the Sahara desert's sands (it sailed there when the region was more temperate, obviously). But they get diverted into helping scientist Dr Eva Rojas (Penélope Cruz), stop a plague that threatens to destroy all ocean life. As the trio battle the baddies, evil African dictator General Zateb Kazim (Lennie James) and his French millionaire accomplice Yves Massarde (Lambert Wilson), so their quest becomes more and more perilous.

The film, released in 2005 and based on Clive Cussler's novel, is an out-and-out actioner, aimed squarely at the audience who love the Indiana Jones movies and Romancing the Stone. After setting up the unlikely premise of the plot, director Breck Eisner (son of Michael) simply sets up and thrillingly shoots chases involving almost every form of transport known to man, interspersed with the requisite number of explosions. And of course, the mythical ironclad appears at the end, playing a vital role in saving the day.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 2005

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA/Spain/Germany

Filmed in Colour


Image for Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey...Dirk Pitt
Image for Penélope CruzPenélope Cruz...Eva Rojas
Image for Steve ZahnSteve Zahn...Al Giordino
Jude Akuwidike...Imam
Mark Aspinall...Lawyer
Image for Rakie AyolaRakie Ayola...Mrs. Nwokolo
Robert Cavanah...Cap. Tombs
Clint Dyer...Oshodi
Matthew Flynn...1st Lt. Ironclad
Paulin Fodouop...Modibo
Ouahbou Houcine...Tuareg Village Boy
Emmanuel Ighodaro...Kazim's Officer Asselar
Image for Lennie JamesLennie James...General Zateb Kazim
Maurice Lee...Zakara
Delroy Lindo...Carl
Daniel Lobé...Tuareg Sangare
Image for William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy...Admiral Jim Sandecker
Francis Magee...Fuse Cutter
Image for Patrick MalahidePatrick Malahide...Ambassador Polidori
Thierno Amath Mbaye...Pick Up Truck Driver