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.
Vince McMahon is an Executive Producer only because the film used Dwayne Johnson's fighting name "The Rock," which McMahon owns.
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.
In the desert, Philos announces that all he needs to finish his explosives is "Peter of Salt", which is found everywhere around him. Saltpeter is found naturally in caves and dry, rocky areas, not the desert.
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)
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