The Mummy

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Universal Released 1999

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Director:
Stephen Sommers
Released:
1999
Rating:
PG-13

Evelyn Carnahan, an English librarian and amateur Egyptologist, becomes interested in the lost city of Hamunaptra after receiving a mysterious box and map from her bumbling brother, Jonathan. When Jonathan tells her that he actually stole the box from Rick O'Connell, the two conspire to free him from prison where he is waiting to be hanged. In exchange for his freedom, Rick agrees to take Evelyn and her brother to Hamunaptra. When they arrive, they find another group of explorers interested in the same archaeological excavation. As the two teams vie for control over the dig, they inadvertently unleash an ancient curse. Thousands of years earlier, High Priest Imhotep engaged an illicit affair with Pharaoh Seti I's mistress, Anck-su-Namun. As punishment, Imhotep was buried alive with a swarm of flesh-eating scarabs. Now, with the ancient curse broken and Imhotep on the loose, the two teams must work together or face the consequences.

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Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Richard "Rick" O'Connell

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

Evelyn "Evy" Carnahan

John Hannah

John Hannah

Jonathan "Jon" Carnahan

Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo

High Priest Imhotep

Kevin J. O'Connor

Kevin J. O'Connor

Beni Gabor

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    • Production budget - $80,000,000
      Domestic gross - $155,385,488 (8th)
      Worldwide gross - $415,933,406 (6th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $249,595,587
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $668,113,503

    • Other production companies:
      Alphaville Films
      UIP
      (UK distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Morocco
      Chatham Docks, Chatham, Kent, England
      Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
      Dormant Volcano, Erfoud, Morocco
      Erfoud, Morocco
      Frensham Ponds, Farnham, Surrey, England
      Glen Canyon, Arizona
      Jebel Musa, Egypt
      Jebel Musa, Morocco
      London, England
      Marrakech, Morocco
      Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, England
      Morocco
      Ouarzazate, Morocco
      Royal Naval Base, Chatham, Kent, England
      Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England

    • Taglines:
      1. Adventure Is Reborn.
      2. Prepare. Beware. Behold.
      3. Death is only the beginning.
      4. Uncover the secret. Unlock the legend. Unleash the power.
      5. The legend you know. The adventure you have yet to imagine.
      6. The sands will rise. The heavens will part. The power will be unleashed.

    • Music:
      'Al Nahla Al 'Ali (The Tall Palm Tree)
      Written by Metqal Qemawi Metqal, Yunis Al Hilali
      Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
      'Al Bahr Al Gharam Wasah (Love Is As Vast As A River)
      Written by Mohamed Murad, Yunis Al Hilali
      Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
      Revive La Ilusion
      Written by German Pedro Ibanez
      Performed by Septeto Habanero

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Sound

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Themes

supernatural forces, hostile monsters, outrageous situations, back from the dead, mysterious forces