1hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
American pilot Mike Malloy learned too late a valuable lesson: When you join the French Foreign Legion, it is best not to wipe the floor with two French officers, no matter how richly they deserve it. Malloy has been sentenced to five years in a Moroccan penal battalion — which is French for death sentence. But he is about to get a reprieve — that is, if he is willing to fly into the Middle Atlas Mountains and into the teeth of a Berber rebellion.
It is an offer Malloy can't refuse. All he has to do is fly two passengers into the desert and return with a book that disappeared 800 years ago. But as he's a man who doesn't go by the book, this expedition could turn out to have unexpected benefits or lead to great misfortune. One of his passengers is a young American woman whose blue eyes can hold a man spellbound, while the man accompanying her may not have Mike's best interests at heart…