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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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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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El rey escorpión  »

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Box Office

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

More scenes had to be shot due to the movie being around 70 minutes long after being edited See more »

Goofs

The arrow in Mathayus leg changes lengths from when it is broken off to when he pulls it out. 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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Connections

Followed by The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Marching-In
Written by Sho Kosugi
Performed by The Taiko Drummers
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Fantastic Debut!
26 April 2002 | by (niagara falls, ontario, canada) – See all my reviews

The Scorpion King was a well put together screen and script. It was more than what was anticipated! The Rock was fantastic in his debut. There were a lot of rumors about this film, but I am glad I watched it and learned for myself.


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