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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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Beyond the sealed door was the last undiscovered treasure in Egypt - And it's all hers - IF SHE CAN GET OUT ALIVE. 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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Rutger Hauer was asked to play Khazzan. See more »

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Slow, really slow
12 January 2002 | by witsend64See all my reviews

This is probably the slowest movie I have ever seen, and that's saying a lot since I watch BBC TV on satellite. The story is confusing, the acting is poor, and the casting is unbelievable. Lesley-Anne Down is the movie's only redeeming quality, and she spoils it by having to speak that innane dialogue! I've watched worse, but I've never sat through a slower movie!


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