The Mummy (1999)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.

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  • Director Stephen Sommers on the set
  • Nick Dudman in The Mummy (1999)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Director Stephen Sommers on the set
  • Brendan Fraser in The Mummy (1999)
  • Stephen Sommers in The Mummy (1999)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rachel Weisz was the only actress offered her part.


Quotes

Ardeth Bay: 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 ...


Goofs

When the men are at the bar, Mr. Henderson's bangs (hair) are first seen as uncombed but, in a second shot, his bangs are combed.


Crazy Credits

The Earth in the opening Universal logo flashes and dissolves into the sun.


Alternate Versions

The DVD and LD feature some deleted scenes:

  • The first deleted scene takes place when the group is riding to Hamunaptra. Johnathan and the Warden argue about his snoring. Then the groups finds a mass of skeletons partially buried in the sand. Ardeth thinks that the skeletons are other treasure-seekers who failed. To one corpse Rick says, "I knew that guy."
  • The next scene shows the ferry just before it leaves Cairo. Beni is seen on board (revealing his participation in the quest earlier than the final film) telling the members of the rival expedition how long it will take to get to Hamunaptra.
  • Finally, there an extended version of the scene where Rick and Jonathan find the Book of Gold. More of Imhotep's followers burst through the floor and attack, throwing them away before trying to open the Statue of Horus, presumably to steal the book. But this statue has also been booby trapped and salt acid melts the mummies. This scene explains why holes suddenly appear in the floor in the theatrical cut.


Soundtracks

'Al Nahla Al 'Ali (The Tall Palm Tree)
Written by Metqal Qemawi Metqal, Yunis Al Hilali
Performed by The Musicians of the Nile
Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy

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