PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.
Stephen Sommers toyed with the idea of opening the film with the old Universal film logo, which would dissolve into the desert sun. He'd later use that opening for Van Helsing (2004) (though the logo would turn into the flame from a torch instead).
Thebes, City of the Living, crown jewel of Pharaoh Seti the First. Home of Imhotep, Pharaoh's high priest, keeper of the dead. Birthplace of Anck Su Namun, Pharaoh's mistress. No other man was allowed to touch her. But for their love, they were ...
Although the 2,000-year-old mummy of Anck-Su-Namun is dead, you can see a pulse beating in her neck under the bandages and again when Imhotep passes his hand over her face.
The Earth in the opening Universal logo flashes and dissolves into the sun.
English, Egyptian (Ancient), Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hungarian
$43,369,635 (USA) (9 May 1999)
$155,247,825 (USA) (12 September 1999)
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