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PG-13| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Seasoned adventurer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey) sets out for the African desert with his sarcastic companion (Steve Zahn) in search of a ship rumored to have vanished long ago, the main draw being the treasure supposedly hidden within the lost vessel. When the daring duo come across a beautiful scientist (Penélope Cruz) who is juggling an escape from a warlord and a mission to stop the spread of a powerful plague, their desert expedition begins to heat up.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey , Steve Zahn , Penélope Cruz , Lambert Wilson , Glynn Turman , Delroy Lindo , William H. Macy , Lennie James

Director: Breck Eisner

Genres: Adventure, Action

Distributor: Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment

Sahara (2005)

Release Date: April 8th, 2005|2 hr. 4 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way with the ladies. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An adventure in mediocrity that brings together some of the worst current techniques and trends. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film clocks in at under two hours, but the last 20 minutes feel like 40. show more

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