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Sphinx (1981)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Thriller  |  11 February 1981 (USA)
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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Erica Baron
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Akmed Khazzan
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Yvon Mageot
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Abdu-Hamdi (as Sir John Gielgud)
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Khalifa
Martin Benson ...
Muhammed
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Stephanos Markoulis
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Gamal
Tutte Lemkow ...
Tewfik
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Selim
Eileen Way ...
Aida
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Don
Mark Kingston ...
Carter
James Cossins ...
Lord Carnarvon
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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!

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murder | egyptologist | curse | mummy | bat | See All (32) »

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Beyond the sealed door was the last undiscovered treasure in Egypt - And it's all hers - IF SHE CAN GET OUT ALIVE. See more »


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Release Date:

11 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esfinge  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$800,000 (USA)
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Rutger Hauer was asked to play Khazzan. See more »

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This movie REALLY does the book justice. VERY well made movie!
16 December 2002 | by (Cullman, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I first read Robin Cook's book "Sphinx" while in the Army, stationed in Mainz, Germany in the late '80s. I mentioned the book to a friend recently and he said "Oh, they made a move from the book". I found the movie on the net and plugged it into the VCR with some trepidation. NEVER are movies as good as the book. Well, this movie proved me wrong. The movie follows the book quite closely, but the lavish sets and great acting make for a very enjoyable viewing.


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