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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 28 May 2010 (USA)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hassansin Porcupine
Hassansin Whip Man
Dave Pope ...
Massimilano Ubaldi ...


Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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

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Release Date:

28 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prince of Persia  »

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,371,066 (UK) (21 May 2010)


$90,755,643 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "Hassansins" are obviously modeled on the famous Islamic mystery cult called the Hashshashin, from which the word "assassin" is derived, given their use of terror and assassinations as political leverage. Their leader was named Hassan Ibn Sabbah, whose activities took place in the heart of the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran (The place was called Alamut). Legends have surrounded the indoctrination process of the members of the Hashshashin cult, which are said to involve drugging and mind control. They were likely inserted as an homage to Ubisoft's largest franchise, "Assassin's Creed," which is likewise based on the cult of Hashshashins. See more »


Sheik Amar fights a Hassansin at the sacred temple outside Alamut, and one of their swords is broken off near the hilt (it's not entirely clear whose). In following shots, however, both blades are seen to be completely intact. See more »


[first lines]
Tus: [voiceover] Long ago in a land far away, there once rose an empire that stretched from the steppes of China to the shores of the Mediterranean. That empire was Persia. Fierce in battle, wise in victory. Where the Persian sword went, order followed. The Persian king, Sharaman, ruled with his brother, Nizam, upon the principles of loyalty and brotherhood.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Lightning Bolt LARPer (2010) See more »


Written and Performed by Azam Ali and Ramin Torkian (as Loga Ramin Torkian)
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User Reviews

It is refreshing!
28 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Did you see Iron Man and Robin Hood? Yes? Well, this film is better, simply because the story is original. I know, I know, it is based on the computer game...which I used to play ages ago...but the story portrayed in the script is classic and refreshing at the same time; the performances are natural and the stunt scenes are unbelievable. Now, what did Iron Man 2 miss and this movie excels at? Plot, and a fast action pace without being over caffeinated big bang explosions (ever saw G.I. Joe?)

Having said that, you must be warned, the dialogues are simple but not stupid and it does contain a fair amount of moral references.

Sure everyone is crying out loud about the British accents... "ohh but Persians didn't speak English" yeah but this isn't The Passion of The Christ, or Apocalypto and Mel Gibson was nowhere near the production, Jake Gyllenhaal is an American, but the rest of the cast is British, makes sense they should all have a similar accent doesn't it?? So quit yer whining

Overall a good wholesome fun summer movie. worth repeating!

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