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The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7 May 1999 (USA)
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy.

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Storyline

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. Written by Film_Fan

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Prepare. Beware. Behold. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive adventure violence and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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7 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,369,635 (USA) (7 May 1999)

Gross:

$155,247,825 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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Trivia

The children shown in the shots of the Bedouin trading outpost, as well as the shots of the Royal Air Force runways were local Marrakesh children. See more »

Goofs

When Rick and Jonathan are trying to recover the Book of Gold from the statue of Horus, holes suddenly appear in the floor of the chamber without explanation. Originally, a deleted scene had several more mummies bursting through the ground and attacking them, before being killed by the salt acid booby-trap in the statue; the sequence was cut, but the holes they emerged from can still be seen in some shots. See more »

Quotes

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Ardeth Bay: [narrating] Thebes, City of the Living. Crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First. Home of Imhotep, Pharaoh's high priest, keeper of the dead. Birthplace of Anck Su Namun, Pharaoh's mistress. No other man was allowed to touch her. But for their love, they were willing to risk life itself.
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Crazy Credits

At the end credits of the film, the main cast and crews' names are first presented in hieroglyphics, then change into Roman(English) fonts that have a hieroglyphic-like look to them (the rest of the credits are also in this font). After the main cast and crew is named, the rest of the credits, instead of scrolling down in traditional straight lines, are staggered in snake-like patterns, while hieroglyphics are placed in various areas of the credits and on the screen. See more »

Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

'Al Nahla Al 'Ali (The Tall Palm Tree)
Written by Metqal Qemawi Metqal, Yunis Al Hilali
Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.
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Great fun!
16 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brendan Fraser may well have established himself as the John Wayne of his day with his thrilling performance here.No one can take the place of the Duke of course,but Fraser approached his character with just the right amount of swagger,wit,and charm.This take on an often told story has all the charm of the old Saturday matinee's of years gone by,and all the thrills of the Raiders of the Lost Ark series.Excellent casting,with standout performances from everyone, particularly Arnold Vosloo,Fraser,and Oded Fehr.Highly recommended.


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