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The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  4 May 2001 (USA)
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The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn / Nefertiri
Meela / Anck-Su-Namun
The Scorpion King (as The Rock)
Bruce Byron ...
Tom Fisher ...


Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell are still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpion King's army. That's not the only problem. Imhotep now has Alex and with the bracelet attached to him, doesn't have long to live. Written by Film_Fan

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The most powerful force on earth is about to be unleashed by the two people who should know better. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mummy 2  »

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Box Office


$98,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,139,035 (USA) (4 May 2001)


$202,007,640 (USA) (28 September 2001)

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Did You Know?


The interiors of the O'Connells' house were filmed in the Shepperton Studios offices used by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. See more »


If you watch the falcon after Ardeth Bay sends it with a message, you can see the fishing line tied to its leg to prevent it from flying away. See more »


Izzy: You're not exactly catching me at my best...
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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 »


Referenced in The Legend of Zorro (2005) See more »


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Written by Glen Ballard and Edward Kowalczyk (as Ed Kowalczyk)
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User Reviews

Enjoyable thanks to the humor and the many special effects.
31 October 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Most people compare this sequel to the first movie 'The Mummy', which is a good thing of course, but I haven't seen the first one, so no comparisons from me.

So what can I tell you? Well, the movie isn't as bad as I expected. It's all to clear that the director's first thought wasn't about the script but about the many special effects, but i still quite liked the movie. What made this movie work for me was the humor. Normally this kind of movies takes itself much too serious, there is no place for any joke or funny situation at all. In The Mummy Returns this is different.

Thanks to the humor, this movie was very enjoyable, but it is of course the many special effects that make this movie what it is. Don't expect anything real: a mummy coming to life, sucking the life out of people, armies of mythological creatures... will of course never exist in reality, but it certainly was nice to see.

I guess it is best to qualify this movie as some excellent way to pass some boring hours on a cold and rainy afternoon. It's certainly not an intellectual movie, but I didn't mind about that when watching it. I give it a 6,5/10.

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