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Thursday, March 28, 2013


(James Belushi)

A forthcoming Sony Max Movie Highlight will be Sahara on April 8. This is a stirring war film about heroism and courage under fire, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (1995).

In this remake of the classic 1943 war drama that starred Humphrey Bogart, James Belushi (Saturday Night Live, According to Jim) stars as Sergeant Joe Gunn, a tough American tank commander helping the British army to take on Rommel’s forces during World War II.

When their positions are attacked following the fall of Tobruk, the small tank crew is forced to retreat south into the Sahara Desert. There, the parched soldiers discover water at an ancient well - only to find themselves having to defend it against an entire German battalion.

Sahara airs on Sony Max DStv Channel 128 on April 8 at 21h00.