Question: What is the name of the song played when the boat leaves Lagos, and is cruising up the Niger River?

Chosen answer: "Here We Go!" by Clint Mansell. It is on the Sahara soundtrack.

Question: What type of boat is depicted in the Niger river scene?

Chosen answer: The one used by Dirk was a Hunton 43 - designed by Jeff Hunton and costing about $300,000 US.

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Question: What exactly is Kazim attempting to gain/accomplish by killing the doctors?

Chosen answer: So they will not discover the poisonining that is going on.

Question: In the Panama scene, what do the boys mean by "thought they were in Panama"?

Chosen answer: They thought they were in the country "Panama" but they were, in fact, not.


Question: What is a "Panama" from the boat explosion scene?

Chosen answer: "Panama" is their nickname for the escape tactic employed which caused the boat to explode. As they said in the movie, it is so named because the first time they tried this stunt they thought they were in Panama.


Question: In the scene where the three main characters are in the Texas and are being bombarded , Dirk claims that the plates are 2 feet thick. They then discover the use of armor-piercing shells. Does he mean 2 inches? I believe the boat would sink if they were indeed 2 feet thick.

Chosen answer: While Dirk seems to be exaggerating slightly, there were certainly many classes of WWI and WWII battleships that had armor in excess of 18" thick in places. They floated just fine - in fact, they were notoriously difficult to sink.

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In the boat chase scene with Dirk, Al and Rudi, the glass at the front of the boat gets shot out and then appears intact in the next scene, but is shot into pieces seconds later.



During the opening pan shot of Dirk's stateroom, the article on the wall with the pic of the Titanic is a subtle reference to the Dirk Pitt adventure "Raise the Titanic", which was made into a movie in 1980, 6 years before the real Titanic was found.