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Sahara (1995)

Director:
Brian Trenchard Smith
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
War
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Åtte fortapte menn
RUNNING TIME
107 minutes
Producer:
Darryl Sheen
Screenwriter:
David Phillips


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sgt. Joe Gunn James Belushi
Bates Alan David Lee
Williams Simon Westaway
Doyle Mark Lee
Leroux Michael Massee ½
Tambul Robert Wisdom ½
Halliday Jerome Ehlers ½
Guiseppe Angelo D’Angelo

 

Review

Sgt. James Belushi takes command in American macho-fashion alongside an effeminate British captain (Jerome Ehlers). It's nice to have the roles down. The event is the Battle of El Alamein, Egypt during WWII. And the story is remade from the 1943 film with the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart. This 1995 TV version has fine production values and a good narrative drive. Director Brian Trenchard-Smith makes no fuss about the job; this is straight-forward storytelling with strong emphasis on characters, although not necessarily multifaceted ones.

Re-reviewed: Copyright © 18.07.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright ©
28.8.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
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