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Tale of the Mummy (1998)

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Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on ... See full summary »

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writers:

Keith Williams (story), Russell Mulcahy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Scott Lee ... Riley
Louise Lombard ... Samantha Turkel
Sean Pertwee ... Bradley Cortese
Lysette Anthony ... Dr. Claire Mulrooney
Michael Lerner ... Professor Marcus
Jack Davenport ... Detective Bartone
Honor Blackman ... Captain Shea
Christopher Lee ... Sir Richard Turkel
Shelley Duvall ... Edith Butros
Gerard Butler ... Burke
Jon Polito ... Parsons
Ronan Vibert ... Young
Bill Treacher ... Stuart
Elizabeth Power Elizabeth Power ... Mary
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Forensics
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Storyline

Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a Prince was buried and his tomb eternally cursed so that no man would ever again suffer from his evil ways. But hundreds of years later on a greedy search for treasure, a group of archaeologists break the cursed seal of the tomb. Every man vanishes without a trace, leaving behind only a log book, and a deadly warning of the legend of the bloodthursty Talos. Fifty years later, the log book ends up in the hands of the granddaughter of the head archaeologist, and she defiantly sets out to retrace his steps. Discovering the forbidden treasure, she recovers a sacred amulet and once again unleashes the savage power of the tomb. Racing through the streets of London, and against the force of a rare interplanetary line-up, she, along with the help of her original dig team and an American detective, desperately try to turn back the inhuman curse and to keep Talos from destroying all in his path in an attempt to gain immortal power. Written by Spanner <Spanner@Aol.com>

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Cuando profanaron la tumba, el espíritu de la momia resurgió See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1998 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$831,785
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are two versions of this movie: a one hour and fifty-five minute International version, and a one hour and twenty-eight minute U.S. version. The one hour and twenty-eight minute edit came about due to the one hour and fifty-five minute version testing badly due to poor pacing and ill placed humor. See more »

Quotes

Sir Richard Turkel: Richard Turkel, August 15th, 1948, Day: 262. Nine months of digging, finally an entrance has been discovered. My hunch proved correct that along this secluded stretch lie a series of tombs but who would be buried here? A Pharaoh I presume? Hidden Safely from ancient thieves. Today We uncover the truth!
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Alternate Versions

The 88 minute US version is missing about 30 minutes of footage that exist in the international version. See more »

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References Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Not to be confused with an actual movie.
2 October 2000 | by moviejay-2See all my reviews

"Tale of the Mummy" is one wickedly bad movie. It starts off okay, with the always impressive Christopher Lee, but then it just tails off a bit, wanders around lost for a while and just goes to pot from there. It's poorly conceived and written, so poorly that I was wondering if the screenplay was written by someone who had never heard English, let alone spoke it. The incredible thing about this mess is that it actually got released, usually when a company makes a movie this bad they hide it on the shelf for a few years and then melt it down to make ash trays. I suppose that they figured that some idiot (Like me) would watch it because it has a Mummy in the title. He's not actually a mummy, per se, he's more of a bandage delivery system. I saw the box, read the title, it was a rent one, get one free situation, and I thought to myself, "How bad can it be?" Well, that question was answered alright, and I will never subject myself to this kind of deep, deep pain again. If you do watch this film and it does cause you to feel great discomfort in your head, don't worry, it's just your brain leaving in disgust.


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