Sahara


2h 3m 2005

Brief Synopsis

When master explorer Dirk Pitt finds a fabled coin linked to a historical legend, he takes on the adventure of his life as he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. As they search for what locals call the "Ship of Death"--a long-lost Civil War battleship that protects a secret cargo--Dirk and his wisecracking sidekick, Al Giordino, meet Dr. Eva Rojas, a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Comedy
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
United Kingdom; Morocco; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

When master explorer Dirk Pitt finds a fabled coin linked to a historical legend, he takes on the adventure of his life as he embarks on a treasure hunt through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. As they search for what locals call the "Ship of Death"--a long-lost Civil War battleship that protects a secret cargo--Dirk and his wisecracking sidekick, Al Giordino, meet Dr. Eva Rojas, a beautiful and brilliant doctor who believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries.

Crew

Mohamed Abach

Casting Assistant

Lasfer Abdelghni

Stunt Player

Salah Abdelkarim

Electrician

Mark Abela

Coproducer

Elabdi Abelhadi

Location Assistant

Najib Abjenofiq

Office Runner

Ahmed Abounouom

Production

Karim Abouobayd

Production

Ahmed Achouba

Accounting Assistant

Holly Acton

Digital Effects Artist

Justin Adams

Consultant

David Adamthwaite

Driver

Mustapha Adidou

Assistant Location Manager

Patricia Aguirre

Hairdresser

Mohammed Ait Bajja

Medic

Rory Aitken

Assistant

Naima Alaoui

Location Coordinator

Adam Aldridge

Special Effects Technician

Marcus Alexander

Visual Effects Producer

John Allenby

Property Master

Guiomar Alonso

Stunt Double

Philip Alton

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Julian Altuna

Transportation Manager

Manuel Alvarez

Carpenter

Manuel Alvarez

Grip

Philip Amadeus

Pilot

Amine Ameriah

Accounting Assistant

Mehdi Ammani

Office Runner

Alvaro Amor

Production

Paul Apted

Assistant Sound Editor

Maria Jose Argenta

Accounting Assistant

Hassan Aridal

Office Production Assistant

Matthew Armstrong

Special Effects Technician

Elias Artalejo

Video Assist/Playback

Kenny Atherfold

Key Grip

Oliver Atherton

Rotoscope Animator

Russell Atherton

Medic

Dave Atkinson

On-Set Dresser

Faysal Attougui

Stunt Player

Mark Auguste

Sound Effects Editor

Stephanie Austin-thaler

Producer

Khalid Awtoul

Assistant Location Manager

Will Ayres

Props

Salah Azadou

Animal Services

Zahra Oulad Bada

Coordinator

Simon Baker

Camera Operator

Hafid Balafrej

Unit Production Manager

Howard Baldwin

Producer

Karen Baldwin

Producer

David Banks

Props

Adrian Banton

Digital Effects Artist

Abdeslam Baraka

Production

Murray Barber

Digital Effects Artist

Mercedes Barbod

Production Secretary

Duncan Barbour

Transportation

Patricia Barr

Medic

Ray Barrett

Construction Manager

Bill Barringer

Location Manager

Francisco Barrionuevo

Assistant Director

David Barron

Coproducer

Tim Battersby

Camera Focus Puller

Jeremy Bau

Location Manager

Andrew Bell

Electrician

Kawtar Bellafquih

Production Secretary

Soumaya Bellafquih

Production Secretary

Tarik Ait Ben Ali

Assistant Director

Mona Benjamin

Production Coordinator

John Benn

Visual Effects Editor

James Benson

3-D Artist

Chris Benstead

Assistant

Paul Bentman

Special Effects

Ahmed Berrami

Accounting Assistant

Ian Biggs

Special Effects Technician

Sharon Billingham

Wardrobe

Abderrahim Bissar

Electrician

Antonio Bloch

Sound Recordist

Steve Blythe

Generator Operator

Steve Blythe

Electrician

Afel Bocoum

Song

Afel Bocoum

Song Performer

Andrew Booth

Cg Supervisor

Catherine Bott

Music Conductor

Ahmed Boubker

Stunt Player

Antony Boucher

Production

Khalid Boulasri

Location Manager

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Khalid Bouslamti

Assistant Location Manager

Rachid Bouzida

Assistant Director

Frederic Bovis

Unit Production Manager

Suzanne Bowdler

Driver

Nick Bowman

Production

Vanessa Boyce

3-D Artist

Martin Boyde

Driver

John Bradbury

Original Music

Brian Bradley

Other

Richard Bradshaw

Stunt Player

Don Brewer

Song

Daryl Bristow

Wardrobe Supervisor

Bill Brown

Coproducer

Daniel Brown

Production

Mara Bryan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gavin Buckley

Visual Effects Editor

Simon Bunker

3-D Artist

Jason Burnett

Visual Effects

Natalie Burns-spence

Costumer

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Daniel Burton

Medic

Juan Ramon Busquets

Production

Michael Buxton

Head Stage Technician

Carlos Cabeceran

Camera Operator

Maria Cabello

Location Assistant

George Caccavale

Driver

Paco Caceres

Best Boy

Allan Cameron

Production Designer

Robert Cameron

Assistant Set Decorator

Billy Campbell

Visual Effects Editor

Michael Caraher

Transportation

Aina Carbo

Production

Pau Carbo

Production

Joan Cardona

Grip

Jose Carracedo

Props

Luis Casacuberta

Assistant Director

Anna Cassina

Unit Production Manager

Martin Caulton

Software Engineer

Serge Crozon Cazin

Stunt Player

Steve Challenor

Carpenter

Usha Chaman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul Chandler

Electrician

John Chaney

Assistant

John Chaney

Security

Natalie Charon

Casting

James Chasey

Assistant Director

Peter Chester

Best Boy Electric

Lee Chidwick

Software Engineer

Luke Chisholme

Production

Ed Chow

Trainer

Mohamed Chrouate

Assistant Location Manager

Frazer Churchill

Visual Effects Supervisor

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

James Clarke

Visual Effects

Richard Clarke

Cg Supervisor

Stuart Clarke

Scenic Artist

Stuart Clarke

Stunt Player

Rosalie Clayton

Casting Assistant

Jane Clive

Assistant Costume Designer

Tom Clode

Other

Diarmuid Coghlan

Accounting Assistant

Gaelle Cohen

Stunt Player

Ian Collingwood

Production

Diane Conn

Assistant

Grant Connor

Cgi Artist

Michael Conran

Consultant

Stephen Conway

Props

Douglas Cook

Other

Ryan Cook

Cg Supervisor

Paul Cooke

Medic

Russell Coppleman

Colorist

John Cormican

Prosthetics

Montserrat Cortes

Transportation

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Eva Criado

Production

Stuart Crichton

Medic

Lee Croucher

Wardrobe

Ciaran Crowley

Digital Effects Artist

Perry Cullen

Electrician

Gordon Curran

Driver

Clive Curtis

Stunt Player

Matt Curtis

Titles

Clive Cussler

Source Material

Sean Danischevsky

Digital Effects Artist

Marwan Darif

Assistant Location Manager

Omar Darouiche

Transportation

Martin Davidson

Production

Martin Davidson

2-D Animator

Roy Davis

Props

John Dawson

Driver

Karen Dawson

Makeup Artist

Kathy Day

Assistant

Carlos De Carvalho

Camera Focus Puller

Pedro De La Fuente

Construction Manager

Ray De-haan

Stunt Player

David Deane

Consultant

Merche Delgardo

3-D Artist

Kelly Detample

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Diebelius

Rigging Electrician

Richard Diment

Assistant Director

Rob Ditzler

Production

Nicholas Dodd

Original Music

Nicholas Dodd

Music Conductor

Alain Dominiecki

Accounting Assistant

Thomas Dean Donnelly

Screenplay

Paul Doogan

Visual Effects

Michael Douglas

Production

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Player

Guy Drayton

Other

Jonathan Dredge

Visual Effects

Sophie Drouin

Production Accountant

Kathy Ducker

Hair Assistant

Nick Dudley

Production

Chris Duggan

Transportation

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Comedy
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
United Kingdom; Morocco; Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Rob Bowman was previously attached to direct with Tom Cruise in the lead, but was replaced by Breck Eisner, with Cruise also dropping out of the project, and being replaced by Matthew McConaughey.

Hugh Jackman was previously interested in playing the role of Dirk Pitt.

Kodak Motion Picture Film

Released in United States Spring April 8, 2005

Released in United States on Video August 30, 2005

Released in United States Spring April 8, 2005

Released in United States on Video August 30, 2005