Freed from captivity after his fanatical followers attack the vehicle transporting him and a ragtag trio of offenders to prison, Arab nationalist leader Sharif (Yul Brynner) leads his fellow escapees across the desert. While a young student (Sal Mineo) assists Sharif and his band of fugitives, the police mount their aggressive pursuit. Thrilling adventure film co-stars Jack Warden, Anthony Caruso, and Madlyn Rhue; James Mason cameos. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.