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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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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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2.35 : 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 in bandages and put in his tomb. See more »


Evelyn says in the movie that they take out all your organs during mummification including your heart. It is believed that the Egyptians left the heart in the body because it was the seat of intelligence and feelings. 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

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 »


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Written by German Pedro Ibanez
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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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