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Secret of the Sahara 

Il segreto del Sahara (original title)
This mini-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert, and find the secret that it hides.
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Series cast summary:
Michael York ...  Desmond Jordan 4 episodes, 1988
Ben Kingsley ...  Sholomon 4 episodes, 1988
James Farentino ...  Caliph of Timbuktu 4 episodes, 1988
Andie MacDowell ...  Anthea 4 episodes, 1988
David Soul ...  Lieutenant Riker 4 episodes, 1988
Miguel Bosé ...  El Hallem 4 episodes, 1988
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ...  Orso 4 episodes, 1988
Daniel Olbrychski ...  Hared 4 episodes, 1988
Delia Boccardo ...  Yasmine 4 episodes, 1988
Ana Obregón ...  Tamameth 4 episodes, 1988
Radost Bokel ...  Parizade 4 episodes, 1988
William McNamara ...  Philip Jordan 4 episodes, 1988
Itaco Nardulli ...  Kerim 4 episodes, 1988
Mathilda May ...  Myriam 4 episodes, 1988
Jean-Pierre Cassel ...  Major De Brosse 4 episodes, 1988
Sal Borgese ...  Achmet 4 episodes, 1988
Romano Puppo ...  Halimi 4 episodes, 1988
Ulrich von Dobschütz Ulrich von Dobschütz ...  von Grübel 4 episodes, 1988
Fofana Aminata Dite Rosy Thiem Fofana Aminata Dite Rosy Thiem 4 episodes, 1988
Mohamed Badrsalem Mohamed Badrsalem ...  Caliph's Servant 4 episodes, 1988
Alex Serra ...  Priest 4 episodes, 1988
Alessandro Borgese Alessandro Borgese 4 episodes, 1988
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Desmond Jordan is an archaeologist who found an old parchment in which, the history of the Talking Mountain that is guarded by the guardian of an ancient and sought-after treasure hidden somewhere in the Sahara desert, was mentioned. After Desmond saves Anthea, a mysterious woman warrior, the two are hunted down by evil Lieutenant Ryker and his deserter legionaries, as well as El Hallem - a dangerous and infamous bandit of the desert, and the Khalif of Timbuktu who also wants the treasure of the mountain for himself. While Khalif orders his guards to find and capture Jordan, Philip, Jordan's son, travels from London to Morocco looking for his father who is in search of the location of the Talking Mountain, attracted by the mystery that it hides. Written by kpanago1960

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1988 (Italy) See more »

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Secret of the Sahara See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Mathilda May's role is omitted from the version that is shown on UK Cable channel Movies for Men. See more »

Soundtracks

Saharan Dream
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Lyrics by Leonie Gane
Performed by Amii Stewart
RCA Records Label
Music copyright: BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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Excellent story marred by some disturbing scenes.
14 November 2005 | by satchguitarSee all my reviews

I have to say that this story has all the elements of a great fantasy/advernture story, the types that kids read and dream about.

A scientist in the desert looking for a long lost city and its people, trekking through the searing heat, the pesky soldiers interested in their own selfish schemes, and a surprise ending. Most elements (not all) are to the point and kept simple, not over-doing THOSE parts. It starts off seeming like an enjoyable family adventure/fantasy movie.

However, some things that were a bit overdone, and in my opinion were totally unnecessary, were the rape scenes and situations. This could have been an enjoyable family movie, but there are a few scenes that are disturbing and maybe for some traumatizing, that really don't have any place in a film like this.

A good movie (or mini-series) which could have been fun for the whole family, and especially good for helping kids' imagination soar, if it wasn't for those scenes.


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