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A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.

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Storyline

In an ancient time, predating the pyramids, the evil king Memnon is using the psychic powers of his sorceress Cassandra to fortell his great victories. In a last ditch effort to stop Memnon from taking over the world, the leaders of the remaining free tribes hire the assassin Mathayus to kill the sorceress. But Mathayus ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Now with the help of the trickster Arpid, tribal leader Balthazar and an unexpected ally, it's up to Mathayus to fufill his destiny and become the great Scorpion King. Written by Anonymous

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Warrior. Legend. King.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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19 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$880,633 (France) (10 May 2002)

Gross:

$90,341,670 (USA) (21 June 2002)
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Trivia

Director Chuck Russell wanted to incorporate a physical feat into the movie which only The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) could perform. That is why there is a scene where the Rock springs to his feet from a position where he is lying on his back. Russell said that he had never seen a 6'3" man do that. See more »

Goofs

When in the Desert Philos makes the announcement that all he needed to finish his explosives was "Peter of Salt" and that it was found everywhere around him. This can't be as Salt Peter is only found naturally in caves and dry, rocky areas. Salt Peter can't be found in the desert. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the barbarian chieftain is holding up a skull]
Barbarian Chieftain: We have killed Babylonians!
[the barbarians cheer, he holds up another]
Barbarian Chieftain: We have killed Mesopotamians!
[the barbarians cheer]
Barbarian Chieftain: But we have never had the pleasure of killing... an Akkadian.
Jesup: [Tied up] May the gods have pity on you, for my brother will not.
[Mathayas storms in and kills the Barbarians]
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I Stand Alone
Written by Sully Erna
Produced by David Bottrill
Co-Produced by Sully Erna
Performed by Godsmack
Courtesy of Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Great Movie!!!
23 April 2002 | by (Fort Wayne, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This movie is a prequil to the mummy movies! It is not the mummy 3! I thought the great fighting effects, romance, and antics made for a great PLOT (that some of the critics on here didn't like). The Rocks acting in this made the movie. I am not a huge WWF fan, he was great. Next big action star. Michael clark duncan made for a good supporting actor, the villan is great, and the actress (sorceress) did a great job in the romance aspect. Overall I give it a 10


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