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Sphinx (1981)

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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.

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John Byrum (screenplay), Robin Cook (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley-Anne Down ... Erica Baron
Frank Langella ... Akmed Khazzan
Maurice Ronet ... Yvon Mageot
John Gielgud ... Abdu-Hamdi (as Sir John Gielgud)
Vic Tablian ... Khalifa
Martin Benson ... Muhammed
John Rhys-Davies ... Stephanos Markoulis
Nadim Sawalha ... Gamal
Tutte Lemkow ... Tewfik
Saeed Jaffrey ... Selim
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Aida
William Hootkins ... Don
Mark Kingston ... Carter
James Cossins ... Lord Carnarvon
Victoria Tennant ... Lady Carnarvon
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Storyline

Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.

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murder | egyptologist | curse | mummy | bat | See All (32) »

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Someone is hunting tourists out of season. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Esfinge See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$439,564, 16 February 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,022,771
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures,S & L Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rutger Hauer was asked to play Khazzan. See more »

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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Not the Mummy
10 December 2001 | by adlibitum6See all my reviews

Sphinx isn't the greatest movie about Egypt, but it is somewhat entertaining. I'd probably buy it if it came out on DVD, but it wouldn't be my first choice. It's worth it to watch Leslie Ann Down, she's not the smartest Egyptologist, but she's still very easy on the eyes.


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