Sphinx (1981)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

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Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.

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  • John Rhys-Davies in Sphinx (1981)
  • Maurice Ronet in Sphinx (1981)
  • Lesley-Anne Down in Sphinx (1981)
  • Sphinx (1981)
  • John Gielgud and Lesley-Anne Down in Sphinx (1981)
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6 March 2011 | greene515
| Pure Hokum but entertaining
Lesley Anne Down plays Egyptologist Erica Baron who gets more than she bargained for when she becomes involved with the plundering of Egyptian artifacts on the black market, thrown in to this mix is murder, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse! 'Sphinx' is one of those enjoyable films which is pure hokum which makes for a passable rainy day film.

Frank Langella plays Down's mysterious love interest. John Gielgud who is credited as 'Sir' has a small role as an antique dealer, it's interesting to see John Rhys Davies in this production before he appeared in the similarly themes 'Raiders' the Egyptian locations look great as photographed by Ernest Day it's great to see this film in it's original aspect ratio, as i've seen this on television in dreadful 'pan and scan''Sphinx' would make a great 'drinking game' for instance take a drink every time Lesley Anne Down screams!

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Plot Summary


Adventure | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

11 February 1981



Country of Origin

Netherlands, USA

Filming Locations


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$439,564 (USA) (16 February 1981)


$2,022,771 (USA)

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