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The Mummy (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  7 May 1999 (USA)
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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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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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The legend you know. The adventure you have yet to imagine. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La momia  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 2,222,069,457 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scenes showing the Cairo streets were shots of a souk in Marrakesh that was so expansive that the actors and crew were warned not to wander too far from the set or risk getting lost. See more »


After O'Connell, Evy, Jonathan and the warden get out of the water, all of them have wet clothes and after the scene where Benny screams, they appear to have dry clothes. See more »


[first lines]
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

The Earth in the opening Universal logo flashes and dissolves into the sun. See more »


Referenced in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) See more »


'Al Bahr Al Gharam Wasah (Love Is As Vast As A River)
Written by Mohamed Murad, Yunis Al Hilali
Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

This is one heck of a Mummy movie
3 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The title speaks for itself.This is arguably the greatest mummy movie ever made(well next to The Mummy Returns).You ask why is this the best one?Its the best one because it has a great story,good acting,beautiful sites at how it really was in acient egypt and some of the greatest visual effects ever seen by the human eye!Everything in The Mummy is fantastic!

Vosloo,Frasier,and Weisz and Fehr are very good in it.Lots of familiar faces are in this one too.

Listen to the music,buy the score,its by Jerry Goldsmith!

Oh,by the way,The Mummy Returns is coming out in a few days,the soundtrack is composed by Alan Silvestri(don`t worry,he did a terriffic job) is available now!Buy it,it is the most impressive music you will ever hear!

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