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Sahara

"Dirk Pitt. Adventure has a new name."

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

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Released: Apr 4th, 2005
Budget: $281,000,000.00
Revenue: $202,900,000.00

Sahara Main Cast

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Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
plays Dirk Pitt
Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn
plays Al Giordino
Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
plays Eva Rojas
William H. Macy
William H. Macy
plays Admiral Jim Sandecker
Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson
plays Rudi Gunn
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • When Dirk and Al talk about an incident in the past where they rode camels in Morocco, actors Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn are actually in the Moroccan desert (depicting Mali).
  • An actual full-scale model of the Texas was built for the film. After the 1865 sequence was filmed, it was dismantled and reassembled in Morocco.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When the sarcophagus is brought out of the water the admiral says "the king has an appointment at the museum in five hours". When we see the king at the museum it is completely clean. This type of work would take weeks if not months to complete.
  • In the opening scene of the movie, the camera sweeps across a series of newspaper clippings showcasing Dirk Pitt's accomplishments. If you watch closely you'll see two articles of note. One is an article about the raising of the Titanic. This is in reference to the Clive Cussler novel Raise the Titanic (1980) where Dirk Pitt brings the ship up (it was written several years before the real Titanic was found to be shattered beyond reach on the bottom of the ocean). The second article is about the discovery of the Oiseau Blanc. This plane was of French origin and was attempting to be the first plane to make a non-stop Paris to New York flight just weeks before Charles A. Lindbergh's successful journey. The plane left France and was never seen again, but several people in northern Maine claimed to have heard an airplane above the cloud cover at about the right time. Interestingly, in Cussler's "Sea Hunters II", he describes how he and his real-life NUMA team of volunteers went searching for the Oiseau Blanc in the forests of Maine, but were unable to find it. He suggests that it likely went down in a large bog. Note that Lindbergh's flight is often mistaken for the first transatlantic flight, his was the first 'solo' transatlantic flight and the first flight from New York to Paris non-stop, but the first transatlantic flight was Alcock and Brown in a WWI Vickers Vimy bomber in 1919, almost eight years before. A flight from Newfoundland to Ireland.
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Movie Series/Collection

Raise The Titanic
1980
- Raise The Titanic
Sahara
2005
- Sahara

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