Ashanti

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Michael Caine stars as Dr. David Linderby, half of a married U.N. medical team vaccinating native villages in West Africa. But when his skinny-dipping wife (supermodel Beverly Johnson) is abducted by a depraved Arab slave trader (two-time Oscarâ winner... read more

Michael Caine stars as Dr. David Linderby, half of a married U.N. medical team vaccinating native villages in West Africa. But when his skinny-dipping wife (supermodel Beverly Johnson) is abducted by a depraved Arab slave trader (two-time Oscarâ winner Peter Ustinov), there’s no time for diplomacy. Now with the help of a human-trafficking activist (Rex Harrison), a cynical mercenary (William Holden) and a vengeful Bedouin (Kabir Bedi), Linderby must pursue his wife’s slavers 3,000 miles across the Sahara before she can be sold at auction to wealthy Saudis. In a land without mercy, how far will one man go to save the woman he loves from the ultimate violation? Omar Sharif stars in this fact-based and still-controversial thriller, now restored in HD from original vault elements and featuring the first-ever DVD interview with Beverly Johnson on the film’s notorious history.

Original Release

02/21/1979

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Cast

Kabir Bedi Malik
Michael Caine Dr. David Linderby
Omar Sharif Prince Hassan
Peter Ustinov Suleiman
Rex Harrison Brian Walker
Beverly Johnson Dr. Anansa Linderby
William Holden Jim Sandell
Zia Mohyeddin Djamil
Eric Pohlmann Zeda El-Kabir
Jean-Luc Bideau Marcel
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Fleischer

Writers

Stephen Geller, Alberto Vázquez Figueroa

Cast

Kabir Bedi Malik
Michael Caine Dr. David Linderby
Omar Sharif Prince Hassan
Peter Ustinov Suleiman
Rex Harrison Brian Walker
Beverly Johnson Dr. Anansa Linderby
William Holden Jim Sandell
Zia Mohyeddin Djamil
Eric Pohlmann Zeda El-Kabir
Jean-Luc Bideau Marcel
Akosua Busia The Senoufo Girl
Winston Ntshona Ansok
Johnny Sekka Captain Bradford
Marne Maitland Touareg Chief
Tariq Yunus Faid
Tyrone Jackson Dongaro
Olu Jacobs Commissioner Batak
Harry Araten Slave Dealer
Jacques Cohen German at Slave Market (as Jack Cohen)
Jay Koller Buyer at Slave Market

Producers

Editors

Ernest Walter

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