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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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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:

Netherlands | USA

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,422,771
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jill Clayburgh turned down the role of Erica Baron. See more »

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Turkey
3 June 1999 | by Mike-754See all my reviews

The first half is ok, nothing more. The second half is so bad it's almost comical. Even Langella at his sexiest can't save this turkey.


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