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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 that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.



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Pharaoh Seti I
Anck Su Namun


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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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 USA:

$43,369,635, 9 May 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,247,825, 12 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,933,406, 25 September 2012
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene in the beginning where Imhotep is mummified freaked out actor Arnold Vosloo. He had to be in bandages for four hours to film the scenes where he's wrapped and put in his tomb. See more »


Just before Imhotep kills Burns (who supposedly had his tongue removed), you can clearly see Burns's fully intact tongue several times as he begs for mercy. 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 »


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Written by German Pedro Ibanez
Performed by Septeto Habanero
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Great Adventurous Fun!
23 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Certainly this Universal remake is more in the vain of Indiana Jones rather than the original Mummy. It is high on adventure and comedy, and wins because of it. The sets, scenery, special effects are all first-rate. The film is fast-paced from beginning to end and is very suspenseful. Stephen Sommers again shows his talent as a director for creating action-packed adventure with a high level of comedic overtones. The cast are all very good in their roles, yet none of them seem really to be taking themselves or the film too serious. Brendan Fraser is an affable hero, and Rachel Weisz makes a good heroine. Good support comes from John Hannah, Kevin J. O'Connor, and the mummy, Arnold Vosloo. Also a real treat was seeing Bernard Fox in a small role as an aging British pilot. Don't expect the old mummy of lore in this one, but sit down and have one heck of a ride...a rollercoaster of hijinks in the sands of Egypt.

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