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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 »

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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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Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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It was mandatory for everyone who worked on this abomination to have their brain surgically removed before production commenced! See more »

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The U.S. Army is shown using Jeeps in Iraq. The Jeep was retired from U.S. military service in the early 1990s, being replaced by the HUMMV. See more »

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Pull out a picture book sometime.
31 July 2010 | by LunaroseiceSee all my reviews

I couldn't take this movie seriously from very early on in the movie. The CGI department, or whomever was giving them instructions, obviously didn't know what a sphinx looks like and decided to go with a strange looking griffin instead. Even I could tell the difference between the two creatures while I was still in grade school.

The acting was fairly poor. The make-up department should never be hired by anyone ever again. The bald guy looks like his head was shaved the day they stared filming and make-up never even tried to blend the skin tone.

The script was pathetic. I've seen some bad stuff on SciFi and this is one of the worst. The male lead just comes off as corny while the female lead is normally a much better actress. The little girl suffers from the Wesley Crusher syndrome. People don't like this so why do they keep using it as a plot device I will never understand.


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