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Sphinx (1981)

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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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Erica Baron
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Akmed Khazzan
Maurice Ronet ...
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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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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11 February 1981 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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

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Classy thriller about Egypt
30 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was great.Langella was believable as an Egyptian and Lesley-Anne Down had an uncanny ability to either retain her hairdo under ANY circumstances or change it by slipping on a carpet runner.Sir John Gielgud does not play an Egyptian in the film as suggested earlier.He is a Brit living there for a long time running an antique/souvenir shop.The movie was much better than the book,where Erica Barron only briefly met Achmet Khazam.This film is one of my all time faves and was actually made to cash in on the King Tut exhibit touring the world.The film has an expensive look to it and cost about 17 million dollars to make.It has newbie Egyptologist Erica Barron(Lesley-Anne Down)from Boston traveling to Egypt and getting into deep trouble like most Americans.Cinematography is excellent and while the plot might be thin in places,the film works.Just two years earlier leading man here Frank Langella portrayed Dracula in the 1979 film of the same name with a dicscoesque quality to him.Chiefly you will learn that mummy's arms and hands make excellent torches.I'll give it nine out of ten points for continuity problems.


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