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[[Performer~P196967~Matthew McConaughey~matthewmcconaughey]] stars as explorer and adventurer Dirk Pitt in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by [[Performer~P316938~Clive Cussler~clivecussler]]. Pitt thinks he may have found both a fortune and the answer to a long-standing mystery when he discovers a rare coin in the waters of a river in West Africa. During the Civil War, an ironclad battleship with a valuable cargo went missing, and Pitt's theory is that the coin places the ship somewhere in the Sahara Desert. Pitt and his goofy sidekick, Al Giordino ([[Performer~P212137~Steve Zahn~stevezahn]]), set out to find it, but along the way they make the acquaintance of Dr. Eva Rojas ([[Performer~P186999~Penélope Cruz~penélopecruz]]), a scientist and physician who is trying to determine the source of a strange and deadly disease sweeping the nation. As Eva joins Dirk and Al, they begin to wonder if the mysteries they're trying to uncover might be somehow linked. Sahara was only the second of [[Performer~P316938~Cussler~clivecussler]]'s Dirk Pitt adventures to be adapted for the screen; the first, 1980's [[Feature~V40172~Raise the Titanic~raisethetitanic]], was publicly dismissed by the author. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 8, 2005

Cast

Matthew McConaughey
as Dirk Pitt
Steve Zahn
as Al Giordino
Penélope Cruz
as Eva Rojas
Lambert Wilson
as Yves Massarde
Glynn Turman
as Dr. Frank Hopper
Delroy Lindo
as Carl
William H. Macy
as Admiral Sandecker
Lennie James
as Gen. Kazim
Rainn Wilson
as Rudi Gunn

Crew

Breck Eisner
Director
Stephanie Austin
Producer
Karen Baldwin
Producer
Howard Baldwin
Producer
Mace Neufeld
Producer
Joshua Oppenheimer
Screenwriter
Thomas Dean Donnelly
Screenwriter
John C. Richards
Screenwriter
Jim V. Hart
Screenwriter
Clive Cussler
Book Author
Seamus Mcgarvey
Cinematographer
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
Lindsay Fellows
Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrew MacRitchie
Editor
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Tony Reading
Art Director
Giles Masters
Art Director
Henning Molfenter
Co-producer
Nick Morton
Co-producer
David Barron
Co-producer
Thierry Potok
Co-producer
Denise O'dell
Co-producer
Mark Albela
Co-producer
Mike Phillips
Co-producer
Andrew Reif
Associate Producer
Lis Kern
Associate Producer
William J. Immerman
Executive Producer
Vicki Dee Rock
Executive Producer
Matthew McConaughey
Executive Producer
Gus Gustawes
Executive Producer
Anna Pinnock
Set Decorator
Anna Sheppard
Costume Designer
Chris Munro
Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Shatz
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Newman
First Assistant Director
Nina Gold
Casting
Anne McCarthy
Casting
Lee Sheward
Stunts Coordinator
Nigel Mills
Supervising Sound Editor
Aileen Seaton
Hair Styles
Aileen Seaton
Makeup
Dominic Tuohy
Special Effects Supervisor
Harvey Harrison
Second Unit Camera
Mara Bryan
Visual Effects Supervisor
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