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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)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Dwayne Johnson's only spoken lines are in Ancient Egyptian. See more »


As they jump through the window, Jonathan is wet, having just climbed out of the bath tub. When he and Rick are outside and try to follow their opponents, Jonathan is dry again. See more »


Evelyn: [to Imhotep] You wait! I'll put you in your grave again!
Baltus Hafez, the Curator: [to Evelyn] Our thinking was, not if we put you in your grave first.
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Crazy Credits

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Simply Awesome!
2 June 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

On my day off from work today, I decided to pop in the Mummy Returns for something fun to watch. I hadn't seen it since it was released for homeviewing, so it's been about a year or two. I must say that this movie takes my breath away each time I see it. The Mummy Returns is a roller coaster ride which barely stops during the entire 2+ hours! I love the CGI effects, and how lavish the scenery looks. The movie made me feel as though I was witnessing Ancient Egypt and and the 1930's era in person. So what if things look 'cartoony' during the battling sequences! I think that the battle sequences in Two Towers looked just as much the same. I find that with many fans nowadays, they take things way too seriously. If a movie or TV series is not what they hope for, then they blast it all to hell just because they are whining babies. Take for instance Star Trek Nemesis. That was another really good movie, yet the so called 'fans' ripped it apart piece by piece and then fed it to the dogs. I just wish that the babies would enjoy the movies instead of complaining that a movie isn't good quality. If thats the case they should just go back to their rooms and watch Fargo or the English Patient! Both the Mummy and the Mummy Returns rock as far as action movies go. Get a huge bag of chips a large bottle of pop, sit down with your girlfriend and enjoy two great movies!! Excellent fun!!

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