PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.
This was Bill Hader's last film as a production assistant. He'd freelanced on several film and television projects. He quit after working 20 hours straight one day on the film's Mystery Mesa set in California. Dwayne Johnson later hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) when Hader was a cast member.
We have killed Babylonians!
Barbarian Chieftain: We have killed Mesopotamians!
Barbarian Chieftain: But we have never had the pleasure of killing... an Akkadian.
Jesup: May the gods have pity on you, for my brother will not.
When Mathayus walks into the rebel camp, a cameraman in a white T-shirt and black cap crawls towards him.
There are no opening credits, only with the Universal logo and the title for the film at the beginning.
In the UK the distributor, UIP, removed a headbutt in the final fight sequence between Mathayus and Memnon after advice given to them by the BBFC. This was done to obtain a more commercial '12' rating.
$2,336,457 (Europe) (19 April 2002)