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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 »

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Russell Mulcahy

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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jonathan Hyde (Morgan Sinclair) later described the film as "an absolutely ghastly pile of tosh" and claimed that he only took the role because he had never been to India before. See more »

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In the scene where Sinclair kills the Board, the body of the assassin the Board sent to kill Sinclair previously placed in a chair behind Sinclair suddenly disappears. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Azelia Barakat: Danny?
Danny Freemont: Guys, she found something.
Jason McGreevy: What does it say?
Dr. Azelia Barakat: "Death shall come on swift wings to whoever touches the tomb of Tutankhamun." It's a curse! We're all going to die! YES!
Jason McGreevy: Heatstroke... I've seen it before. It's never pretty.
Danny Freemont: Do you understand?
Jason McGreevy: Of course, I understand! You're both loons!
Dr. Azelia Barakat: The tomb is here!
All: YES!
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Featured in The Dark Secrets of the Hellfire Council (2006) See more »

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A real hoot for a lazy TV afternoon
21 January 2007 | by gloria-47See all my reviews

One of the most fascinating things about this film (apart from Jonathan Hyde's extraordinary resemblance with Henry Daniell)is watching how the plot meanders and wanders with no destination in sight as if it were an Art Nouveau filigrain.

I suspect that the archeology academics would seriously object at the unorthodox -but revolutionary- system that the protagonist and his buddies use to find the legendary Pharaoh's tomb, namely, by sitting in the terraces of Cairo's seediest bars and leaving them without alcoholic stock. Their interest is, however, scientific, except for the legionnaire buddy who is more interested in gold statuettes accidentally getting lost in his greatcoat pockets (Having mentioned the legionnaire, I must say that I admire the courage of the scriptwriter, who reveals to us -for the very first time- that Egypt was at the time a French protectorate, and not, as we've been led to believe by the official history, associated to the British empire)

The bad guys stick to the old, slow, boring system of studying the terrain and excavating carefully according to old Ieroglyphs, while our hero and his friends discover the tomb the legendary grave by happily throwing dynamite sticks at random: a new path is opened thus for archeology.


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