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Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime to seek a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death", in the deserts of West Africa while helping a doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
Director: Breck Eisner
A full-scale model of the Texas was built for the film. After the sequence was filmed, it was dismantled and reassembled in Morocco.
Cast had very intensive camel-riding lessons needed for the moving train scene.
PenÚlope Cruz initially thought she was too young to play a World Health Organization doctor. but a real WHO doctor told her that doctors that go to dangerous locations are more likely to be young.
Matthew McConaughey did many of his own stunts during the boat chase. He would have done every stunt in the movie if the insurance company had let him.
The interior of Massarde's toxic waste disposal plant was the factory in the UK where the jet engines for the Concorde were tested.
A sequel was planned, but ultimately cancelled due to the film's poor box office.