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The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 4 May 2001 (USA)
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:
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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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?


Alun Armstrong (Mr. Hafez) reunited with Stephen Sommers for Van Helsing (2004). See more »


Where the girls are fighting to entertain the court of the Pharoah, they switch to fighting with wooden poles with metal tips. When these poles are banged together, they sound like wooden poles. When they are allowed to scrape together, however, they make a metal sword sound. See more »


Meela: [as Evy and Meela square off] Nefertiri.
Evelyn: Anck-su-namun.
Meela: [smiles] Good.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature objects in the background such as embalming cloth and walls with hieroglyphics. Some of the backgrounds relate to the character. When Arnold Vosloo's and Patricia Velasquez's credits appear, a mummy is seen in the background. When The Rock's credit appears, a scorpion crawls in the background. When John Hannah's credits appear, gold statues can be seen in the background (for his obsession of all things gold). See more »


References Highlander (1986) See more »


Forever May Not Be Long Enough
Written by Glen Ballard and Edward Kowalczyk (as Ed Kowalczyk)
Performed by Live
Courtesy of Radioactive Records, J.V.
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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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