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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006)

Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life no one knows the secrets of his death. But all is about to change. In 1922 Cairo, ... See full summary »

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writer:

David N. Titcher (as David Titcher)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... Danny Freemont
Jonathan Hyde ... Morgan Sinclair
Leonor Varela ... Dr. Azelia Barakat
Steven Waddington ... Jason McGreevy
Niko Nicotera ... Andrew Walker
Tat Whalley Tat Whalley ... Rembrandt
Brendan Patricks ... Brian Eastcliff
Patrick Toomey ... Jacques Belmond
Malcolm McDowell ... Nathan Cairns
Simon Callow ... George Russell
Tom Alter ... Lord Eastcliff
Rajesh Balwani Rajesh Balwani ... Prakesh
Robin Das Robin Das ... Mahmoud
Parvin Dabas ... Yunan Heikal
Nikita Anand ... Female Student
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Thousands of years ago, the great Child King Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life no one knows the secrets of his death. But all is about to change. In 1922 Cairo, free-spirited archaeologist Danny Fremont is certain that if found, King Tut's Emerald Tablet would hold the ultimate power to control the world. But unfortunately, the only person who believes Fremont is his ruthless archaeologist nemesis Morgan Sinclair, a member of a secret society who wants the tablet to harness unspeakable evil on the world and will stop at nothing to get it and then extend their world domination. But with the help of a crackerjack team adventurers that includes the doubting egyptologist Dr. Azelia Barakat, Fremont ventures through the Valley of the Kings, toward Tut's tomb, near the portal to the underworld, and getting closer to the truth behind a mystery that will change the world forever or end it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Hallmark Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lenda da Lápide de Esmeralda See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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(DVD) | (2 parts)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Silvia Colloca was originally offered the role of Azelia, but had to pull out because the dates were clashing with David Leland's _Decameron: Angels & Virgins (2006)_. See more »

Goofs

When the assassin of Sinclair kills him self, blood is on Sinclair before the shot. See more »

Quotes

Danny Freemont: I try to keep my mind open to anything.
Dr. Azelia Barakat: Any more open and your brains will fall out.
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Connections

Referenced in Shooting 'Egypt' in India (2006) See more »

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This movie IS the curse
21 August 2006 | by dave-847See all my reviews

I seldom stop a movie part-way through and refuse to watch the rest of it. "The Curse of King Tut's Tomb" provoked that exact reaction. It tries to be an action movie and fails. It attempts, badly, to imitate elements of both "Mummy" pictures and falls v-e-r-y short. It desperately tries to grab onto parts of the "Indiana Jones" series and misses the mark every single time.

The acting varies widely from stilted, to just plain amateurish. Any resemblance to historical accuracy is fleeting, at best, and CG work is about on a par with a talented child wielding an Etch-A-Sketch.

The only reason I can fathom for hanging on to this DVD is to use as a coaster when you get unexpected company. I can only imagine that Messers McDowell and Hyde desperately needed work. They should have been more discriminating.

The Director, Russell Mulcahy, seems to be on a role at this point. His version of "Mysterious Island" (2005) suffered from similar shortcomings and is another Movie Worth Missing. It is interesting to note that both "Mysterious Island" and "The Curse of King Tut's Tomb" were produced for The Hallmark Channel. Thankfully Hallmark greeting cards are much better than their movies.

If you see this movie coming on, go floss your cat's teeth. It will be much more productive.


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