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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 28 May 2010 (USA)
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A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Boaz Yakin (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Dastan
Gemma Arterton ... Tamina
Ben Kingsley ... Nizam
Alfred Molina ... Sheik Amar
Steve Toussaint ... Seso
Toby Kebbell ... Garsiv
Richard Coyle ... Tus
Ronald Pickup ... King Sharaman
Reece Ritchie ... Bis
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Hassansin Leader
Claudio Pacifico ... Hassansin Porcupine
Thomas DuPont Thomas DuPont ... Hassansin Whip Man
Dave Pope Dave Pope ... Hassansin Giant Scimitar
Domonkos Pardanyi ... Hassansin Double-Bladed Halberd
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Hassansin Long Razor (as Massimilano Ubaldi)
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Storyline

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time -- a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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persia | alamut | dagger | prince | sand | See All (182) »

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Defy the Future


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In this movie, characters are prominently seen handling apples and pomegranates. Pomegranates were considered the "original" apples, and were symbols of strength to the Persian armies. See more »

Goofs

When Dastan is on the run from the Persian soldiers in Avrat, he jumps down into a building and onto a railing. When he pulls himself up over the rail, as he plants his feet on the floor, you can see where the leather flaps of his "boots" stop and show his athletic shoes underneath. See more »

Quotes

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Tus: [voiceover] Long ago in a land far away, there once rose an empire that stretched from the steppes of China to the shores of the Mediterranean. That empire was Persia. Fierce in battle, wise in victory. Where the Persian sword went, order followed. The Persian king, Sharaman, ruled with his brother, Nizam, upon the principles of loyalty and brotherhood.
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Referenced in Bum Reviews: Prince of Persia (2010) See more »

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Whirling
Written and Performed by Azam Ali and Ramin Torkian (as Loga Ramin Torkian)
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Better than expected
1 June 2010 | by quinnox-1See all my reviews

My friend dragged me to this movie, I am usually picky and wouldn't have seen this on my own but there I was in the theater on my friends insistence watching Prince of Persia. Surprisingly it was pretty good for a summer movie meant to entertain. I was never a fan of the main actor in this movie, but he was good in the role as the Prince of Persia who was not royal born.

There are lots of jumping and sequences that remind of video games where you have to do fancy acrobatics to get to the next point, and good action scenes in the movie. It kind of reminded me of "The Mummy", but of course wasn't as good, but did have a similar vibe going on.

The computer generated backgrounds were excellent and showed exotic fantasy architecture of middle eastern flavor and normally I would hate that a lot of the movie had computer graphics as backgrounds but this was done so well I have to make an exception.

For other picky movie goers like me I can give you a recommendation for this movie, it is a fun lightweight summer movie and you will have a good time watching it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prince of Persia See more »

Filming Locations:

Tameslouht, Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,095,259, 30 May 2010

Gross USA:

$90,759,676

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$336,365,676
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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