Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

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Russell Mulcahy

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Keith Williams (story), Russell Mulcahy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Riley
Louise Lombard ... Samantha Turkel
Sean Pertwee ... Bradley Cortese
Lysette Anthony ... Dr. Claire Mulrooney
Michael Lerner ... Professor Marcus
Jack Davenport ... Detective Bartone
Honor Blackman ... Captain Shea
Christopher Lee ... Sir Richard Turkel
Shelley Duvall ... Edith Butros
Gerard Butler ... Burke
Jon Polito ... Parsons
Ronan Vibert ... Young
Bill Treacher ... Stuart
Elizabeth Power Elizabeth Power ... Mary
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Forensics
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Storyline

Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on a greedy search for treasure, a group of archaeologists break the cursed seal of the tomb. Every man vanishes without a trace, leaving behind only a log book, and a deadly warning of the legend of the bloodthursty Talos. Fifty years later, the log book ends up in the hands of the granddaughter of the head archaeologist, and she defiantly sets out to retrace his steps. Discovering the forbidden treasure, she recovers a sacred amulet and once again unleashes the savage power of the tomb. Racing through the streets of London, and against the force of a rare interplanetary line-up, she, along with the help of her original dig team and an American detective, desperately try to turn back the inhuman curse and to keep Talos from destroying all in his path in an attempt to gain immortal power. Written by Spanner <Spanner@Aol.com>

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Cuando profanaron la tumba, el espíritu de la momia resurgió See more »


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Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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There are two versions of this movie: a one hour and fifty-five minute International version, and a one hour and twenty-eight minute U.S. version. The one hour and twenty-eight minute edit came about due to the one hour and fifty-five minute version testing badly due to poor pacing and ill placed humor. See more »

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Sir Richard Turkel: Richard Turkel, August 15th, 1948, Day: 262. Nine months of digging, finally an entrance has been discovered. My hunch proved correct that along this secluded stretch lie a series of tombs but who would be buried here? A Pharaoh I presume? Hidden Safely from ancient thieves. Today We uncover the truth!
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Alternate Versions

The 88 minute US version is missing about 30 minutes of footage that exist in the international version. See more »

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References The Mummy (1959) See more »

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What the hell was this movie about?
25 August 2000 | by bodieSee all my reviews

I've seen lots of mummy movies and this one has the distinction of not having a mummy but instead a self-propelled bunch of bandages. The movie has a great beginning with Christopher Lee but then never delivers. About halfway through it looses steam and then craps out. I don't know what disturbs me most: the fact that this movie was made or that the ending left open the possibility of a sequel.


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UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1998 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$831,785
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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