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Overview - Dirk (Matthew McConaughey) and Al (Steve Zahn) have been friends since kindergarten, having also gone through college and the Navy together. The two now work for a former admiral traveling around the world and salvaging treasures from the sea with the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).  Read more...

 

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Overview

Dirk (Matthew McConaughey) and Al (Steve Zahn) have been friends since kindergarten, having also gone through college and the Navy together. The two now work for a former admiral traveling around the world and salvaging treasures from the sea with the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). In his spare time, Dirk is obsessed with the 150-year-old mystery of the Texas, an Ironclad battleship that reportedly disappeared from Richmond, Virginia during a Civil War battle and turned up in Africa. When a Confederate coin--allegedly one of only five minted--surfaces in Mali, Dirk and Al plan to travel there from Lagos, Nigeria on the admiral's yacht to investigate. Meanwhile, in Lagos, Dirk meets Eva (Penelope Cruz), a doctor for the World Health Organization (WHO) who believes that there is a plague building in Mali. Since the WHO is unable to find another way into the war-torn country, Dirk and Al give Eva and her colleague a lift up the river. Once in Mali, Dirk, Al, and Eva quickly find themselves embroiled in trouble as she pursues the source of the disease. Meanwhile, Dirk and Al search for the Texas. Based on a novel by Clive Cussler, SAHARA is a rollicking thrill ride through exotic locales, including everything from high-speed boat chases to helicopter pursuits to jeeps racing through the desert to camel rides. A warlord and a greedy French businessman prove to be formidable villains for the trio. McConaughey fits the bill as gentleman and adventurer Dirk, while Zahn holds his own as likeable sidekick Al. Cruz is feisty as independent Eva. Director Breck Eisner's theatrical feature film debut also features William H. Macy as the admiral.

Cast List

Karen Baldwin - SCREENWRITER
Stephanie Austin
Howard L. Baldwin - Executive Producer
Howard Baldwin - Executive Producer
Rainn Wilson - Actor, THE OFFICE
Delroy Lindo - American supporting actor,
Seamus McGarvey - Director of Photography
Anna Sheppard - Costume Designer, SAHARA (2005)
Allan Cameron - Production Designer, SAHARA (2005)
Clint Mansell - Composer, DOOM (2005)
Breck Eisner - Director, SAHARA (2005)
Penélope Cruz - Spanish actress, VOLVER
Steve Zahn - Actor
Matthew McConaughey - American actor, SAHARA, FOOL'S GOLD
Mace Neufeld - Producer/Executive
William H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
W. H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
Delroy Oppenheimer - Screenwriter, SAHARA (2005)
John C. Richards - Screenwriter, SAHARA (2005)
William J. Immerman - Executive Producer, SWIMMING UPSTREAM (2005)
Gus Gustawes - Executive Producer, SAHARA (2005)
James V. Hart
Thomas Dean Donnelly - Screenwriter, SAHARA (2005)
Andrew MacRitchie - Assistant Editor, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
Andrew McRitchie - Assistant Editor, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
Vicki Dee Rock - Executive Producer, SAHARA (2005)

 
Details
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929300815
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Adventure
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Notes:
Director Breck Eisner is the son of former Disney CEO Michael Eisner. While SAHARA is his first big budget theatrical feature, he also directed the straight-to-video film THOUGHTCRIMES, and has done work for television including commercials, an episode of the mini-series TAKEN, and the made-for-tv movie THE INVISIBLE MAN.

Reviews:
"Amid its madcap derring-do, the movie inserts clear, simple alarms about environmental protection, African despotism, global interdependence and bureaucratic cowardice." - 04/08/2005 New York Times, p.E13


"[With] entertaining action sequences. Dirk, Eva and Al have an amazing series of close calls in the desert..." - 04/08/2005 Chicago Sun-Times, p.28


"[A]s the breathtaking scenery does its work, you're irresistibly entertained..." - 05/01/2005 Uncut, p.134


"Matthew McConaughey is a charismatic lead. His double-act with Steve Zahn's sidekick Al is nicely droll..." - 06/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.71-72

 
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