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Dirk (Matthew McConaughey) and Al (Steve Zahn) have been friends since kindergarten, having also gone through college and the Navy together. The two now work for a former admi...Read more
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THE TREASURE HUNT IS ON!
Features Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, William H. Macy & Steve Zahn
Running Time:123 Min.
Rating:PG-13

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SAHARA (2005,DVD )
"SPECTACULAR "! IT'S INDIANA JONES' AND 'JAMES BOND' ROLLED INTO ONE INCREDIBLY FUN FILM TO WATCH." THERE IS A LEGEND OF A TREASURE THAT CLAIMS ALL WHO SEEK IT....Read more

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Dirk (Matthew McConaughey) and Al (Steve Zahn) have been friends since kindergarten, having also gone through college and the Navy together. The two now work for a former admiral traveling around the world and salvaging treasures from the sea with the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). In his spare time, Dirk is obsessed with the 150-year-old mystery of the Texas, an Ironclad battleship that reportedly disappeared from Richmond, Virginia during a Civil War battle and turned up in Africa. When a Confederate coin--allegedly one of only five minted--surfaces in Mali, Dirk and Al plan to travel there from Lagos, Nigeria on the admiral's yacht to investigate. Meanwhile, in Lagos, Dirk meets Eva (Penelope Cruz), a doctor for the World Health Organization (WHO) who believes that there is a plague building in Mali. Since the WHO is unable to find another way into the war-torn country, Dirk and Al give Eva and her colleague a lift up the river. Once in Mali, Dirk, Al, and Eva quickly find themselves embroiled in trouble as she pursues the source of the disease. Meanwhile, Dirk and Al search for the Texas.Based on a novel by Clive Cussler, SAHARA is a rollicking thrill ride through exotic locales, including everything from high-speed boat chases to helicopter pursuits to jeeps racing through the desert to camel rides. A warlord and a greedy French businessman prove to be formidable villains for the trio. McConaughey fits the bill as gentleman and adventurer Dirk, while Zahn holds his own as likeable sidekick Al. Cruz is feisty as independent Eva. Director Breck Eisner's theatrical feature film debut also features William H. Macy as the admiral.

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  • Edition: Widescreen
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 097363418146

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Genre:Action/Adventure
Format:DVD
Display Format:Widescreen

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Director:Breck Eisner
Leading Role:Matthew McConaughey
eBay Product ID: EPID46424364

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"Amid its madcap derring-do, the movie inserts clear, simple alarms about environmental protection, African despotism, global interdependence and bureaucratic cowardice."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (04/08/2005)

"Matthew McConaughey is a charismatic lead. His double-act with Steve Zahn's sidekick Al is nicely droll..."
Sight and Sound - Edward Lawrenson (06/01/2005)

"As the breathtaking scenery does its work, you're irresistibly entertained..."
Uncut - Chris Roberts (05/01/2005)

"With entertaining action sequences. Dirk, Eva and Al have an amazing series of close calls in the desert..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (04/08/2005)

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THE TREASURE HUNT IS ON!

Created: 04/02/09
Features Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, William H. Macy & Steve Zahn
Running Time:123 Min.
Rating:PG-13

Dirk Pitt is a modern-day, treasure-hunter. With the experience of serving in the Navy under his belt, Pitt joins the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) with childhood pal Al Giordino (comic relief Steve Zahn) as they search for artifacts and other historically-important trinkets under the dime of Admiral James Sandecker (William H. Macy). Dirk has been long searching for an ironclad Confederate ghost ship that was lost at sea towards the end of the Civil War, and the recovery of a Confederate gold coin off the coast of Mali delivers his first clue in years.On his way to Africa, Dirk saves the life of a World Health Organization doctor (Penelope Cruz) after she is attacked by a group of mysterious soldiers on the beach. The doctor is investigating a possible plague that is swatting the African population, and the main source of the disease is originating from none other than Mali. How incredibly convenient for the pair of buddies to team up with the beautiful girl, but the evil General Kazim (Lennie James) isn’t going to let the trio of troublemakers ruin his plans for world domination without sending a few thousand troops to thwart their efforts.

Action-packed movie, will keep you glued to your seat!Would recommend to rent or buy!Hope this helps you decide!Thanks for reading! :)
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SAHARA (2005,DVD )

Created: 03/03/09
"SPECTACULAR "! IT'S INDIANA JONES' AND 'JAMES BOND' ROLLED INTO ONE INCREDIBLY FUN FILM TO WATCH." THERE IS A LEGEND OF A TREASURE THAT CLAIMS ALL WHO SEEK IT... SCOURING THE OCEAN DEPTHS FOR TREASURE-LADEN SHIPWRECKS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR THRILL-SEEKING UNDERWATER ADVENTURER (MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY) AND HIS WISECRACKING BUDDY (STEVE ZAHN). BUT WHEN THESE TWO CROSS PATHS WITH A BEAUTIFUL DOCTOR (PENELOPE CRUZ), THEY FIND THEMSELVES ON THE ULIMATE TREASUE HUNT. SOON THE THREE ARE IN FOR THE RIDE OF THEIR LIVES AS THEY CROSS THE BLISTERING NORTH AFRICAN TERRAIN,PITTING THEIR SKILLS AGAINST RUTHLESS ENEMIES BENT ON WORLD DESTRUCTION. IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, THIS TRIO OF UNLIKELY HEROS MUST UNRAVEL THE CLUES, SOLVE THE MYSTERY AND SAVE THE WORLD IN "... A DELIRIOUS ESCAPE INTO ADVENTURE-SERIAL HEAVEN" THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY. "THIS IS ONE TERRIFIC MOVIE!"
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a fun movie to watch with action, romance, &comedy!

Created: 23/01/06
Taken from a Clive Cussler novel, SAHARA is a fun movie to watch with lots of action, romance and comedy. The scenery is fantastic and as is the music. I really think Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn do work well together to give this movie something that most films do not have - comedy and fun with the greatness of an action /adventure film.
Excellent!
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SAHARA Matthew McConaughey Steve Zahn movie

Created: 07/10/05
Wonderful fun, fast-paced action/comedy/romance with great music!! Worth buying because you'll want to watch it more than once. A faithful and carefully-crafted Dirk Pitt adventure that should please Clive Cussler fans. Memorable African music and landscape interwoven with classic old rock serve to highlight and intensify the story. Suspend reality and enjoy a great escapist movie. Steve Zahn's comic sense and Matthew McConaughey's rugged daring-do make for great screen chemistry between the characters.
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Wonderful campy adventure story!

Created: 21/07/06
What's not to love about Matthew McConaughey?!?! Sahara, the movie, is based on Clive Cussler's novel by the same title. I expect a lot of women don't care for his somewhat chauvanistic writings. You just have to remember this is fiction. Matthew McConaughey makes the very unbelievable tale of a civil war ship with gold in the Sahara not only enjoyable but believable. I don't waste my money often on buying DVDs since seeing a movie once is usually enough. But this is one I know I'll watch several times again. Enjoy!
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