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The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7 May 1999 (USA)
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At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

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Stephen Sommers

Writers:

Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Rick O'Connell
Rachel Weisz ... Evelyn Carnahan
John Hannah ... Jonathan Carnahan
Arnold Vosloo ... Imhotep
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Beni Gabor
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Allen Chamberlain
Oded Fehr ... Ardeth Bay
Erick Avari ... Dr. Terrence Bey
Stephen Dunham ... Mr. Henderson
Corey Johnson ... Mr. Daniels
Tuc Watkins ... Mr. Burns
Omid Djalili ... Warden Gad Hassan
Aharon Ipalé ... Pharaoh Seti I
Bernard Fox ... Captain Winston Havelock
Patricia Velasquez ... Anck Su Namun
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Storyline

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from. Written by Film_Fan

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Taglines:

Prepare. Beware. Behold. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive adventure violence and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mummy See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,369,635, 9 May 1999

Gross USA:

$155,385,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,933,406
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Dunham auditioned for the role of Rick O'Connell. He was rejected, but Stephen Sommers liked his acting so much that he made up the character Mr. Henderson just for him. See more »

Goofs

After Rick is thrown by Imhotep, he says "no problem" even though his lips are not moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ardeth Bay: [narrating] Thebes, City of the Living, crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First. Home of Imhotep, Pharaoh's high priest, keeper of the dead. Birthplace of Anck Su Namun, Pharaoh's mistress. No other man was allowed to touch her. But for their love, they were willing to risk life itself.
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The Earth in the opening Universal logo flashes and dissolves into the sun. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK DVD release is rated 15 and restores the footage cut from the cinema version to get a 12 certificate. See more »

Connections

References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

'Al Nahla Al 'Ali (The Tall Palm Tree)
Written by Metqal Qemawi Metqal, Yunis Al Hilali
Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.
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A Modern Classic!
1 April 2003 | by daria84See all my reviews

This movie is meant to be a classic. It is so ingenious and good that makes you watch it over and over again!

I actually watched this movie 6 times in the theaters, and then I bought the video and I lost count of how many times I have seen this movie.

It is about an Egyptian high priest Imhotep, who was caught having an affair with the Pharaoh mistress and consequently was punished with death and a curse. Then many centuries later, adventurer Rick O'Conell discovers him with Evy, and archeologist, Jonathan, her greed brother, and a group of Americans seeking for fame an glory.

This movie is great, the cast is so good, I never heard of any of them before this movie, except for Brendan Fraser who was in the super famous "George of the Jungle" movie. Anyways the performances are vey convincing, Brendan Fraser is great as handsome hero, Rachel Weisz is great as Evy, a clumsy but very intelligent egyptologist, John Hannah delivers the humor in this movie as Jonathan, the good-for-nothing guy who only cares about money, I have to mention Oded Fehr too, he was pretty good as the mysterious and attractive Ardeth Bay, the leader of the Mejais who is in charge to put the mummy back in his grave, and how can I forget the Mummy himself, Arnold Vosloo, who was, without any doubt, the best one in this movie. His performance is so good as the evil and sexy high priest Imhotep, he doesn't make you hate him, he makes you feel sorry for him! That is what I call "acting skills".

The plot is good, it's not a cheezy-horror flick or something like that, and the dialogues are awesome too :) Let's not forget the direction, Stephen Sommers does a great job. And special mention to the music, by Jerry Goldsmith, it was one of the best parts of this movie.

You get a lot of "candy eye" in this movie, for guys and girls, for guys you get Rachel Weisz and in the beginning of the movie you see the Venezuelan top-model Patricia Velazques as the unfaithful Anck-su-namun; and for girls you get Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr and of course Arnold Vosloo.

Anyways I highly recommend this movie, THIS IS A MUST-SEE. ***** out of *****


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