Director: Breck Eisner
Writer: Joshua Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly, James V. Hart, John Richards
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy
Released: April 7, 2005
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 122 minutes
Story: 1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries - the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot ... Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, DIRK PITT will make a desperate stand - in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!
Matthew McConaughey Dirk Pitt
Penelope Cruz Eva Rojas
Steve Zahn Al Giordino
Lambert Wilson Yves Massarde
Glynn Turman Dr. Frank Hopper
Delroy Lindo Carl
William H. Macy Admiral James Sandecker
Jude Akuwidike Imam
Mark Aspinall Lawyer
Rakie Ayola Mrs. Nwokolo
Christopher Bello Train Driver
Nicholas Beveney Gunboat 1 Officer
Robert Cavanah Captain Tombs
Dayna Cussler Kitty Mannock
Clint Dyer Oshodi
Matthew Flynn Ironclad 1st Lieutenant
Paulin Fodouop Modibo
Emmanuel Ighodaro Kazim's Officer Asselar
Lennie James General Zateb Kazim
Maurice Lee Zakara
Francis Magee Fuse Cutter
Patrick Malahide Ambassador Polidori
Femi Ogumbanjo Modibo's Tuareg 2
Eddie Osei Train Gurad
Nathan Osgood Gun Captain
Robert Paterson Numa Crew Member
Abdul Salis Oumar
Christopher Saul Ironclad Pilot
Billy Seymour Powder Monkey
Mark Springer Solar Planet Guard
Mark Wells Sailor Who Drops Gold
Rainn Wilson Rudi Gunn