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Riddles of the Sphinx (2008)

An astronomer and a cryptographer uncover a series of ancient tunnels, unwittingly unleashing a deadly Sphinx. In order to trap the Sphinx back in its tomb and stop impending destruction, ... See full summary »

Director:

George Mendeluk

Writers:

Brook Durham (screenplay), Kevin Leeson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dina Meyer ... Jessica
Lochlyn Munro ... Robert
Mackenzie Gray ... Ryder
Donnelly Rhodes ... Thomas
Emily Tennant ... Karen
Dario Delacio Dario Delacio ... Sphinx (as Dario De Iaco)
Donovan Cerminara ... Cpl. Evans
John J. Gulayets John J. Gulayets ... Student (as John Gulayetes)
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An astronomer and a cryptographer uncover a series of ancient tunnels, unwittingly unleashing a deadly Sphinx. In order to trap the Sphinx back in its tomb and stop impending destruction, our explorers must solve a series of complicated and possibly deadly riddles. Written by Frankie

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Genres:

Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Szfinx bosszúja See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

It was mandatory for everyone who worked on this abomination to have their brain surgically removed before production commenced! See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie Roger tells Karen about a "Pyramid War" that had occurred about 10,500 BC. The earliest pyramid is dated to have started construction about 2630 BC. See more »

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Fair for SciFi, Bad for anywhere else
28 September 2008 | by StediEngSee all my reviews

A hacky pastiche of Indiana Jones, Lara Croft and a little of "The Librarian", with mediocre acting, a non-sensical script, and a shape-changing sphinx who is alternately mediocre CGI and laughable human. While not as truly vile as some of the SciFi channel offerings, there is little else to recommend this. You could find a worse way to waste two hours, but you would have to try. As usual, everywhere in the world (Greece, Iraq, etc.) look just like where the movie was shot, in this case Canada. The sets are either obviously something else (power plant standing in for secret underground base) or so minimal (burned out 50 gallon drums for Iraqi war zone, a few Styrofoam pillars for Greek ruins) as to be distractingly laughable. Everyone continues to shoot at the obviously bulletproof monster, and if you can't guess who the traitor is I hope your babysitter didn't ruin it for you.


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