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The Mummy [1999]

Director:Stephen Sommers
Writer:Stephen Sommers
Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:125 minutes
(2 hours 5 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:54%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Reaction: Fun action. The special effects are a bit weak by today's standards, but the movie doesn't rely on them alone and they are sufficient for the needs of the movie.

Personal Rating: 7/10

"You were actually at Hamunaptra?"
"Yeah, I was there."
"You swear?"
"Every damn day."

Stephen Sommers => Director / Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Aharon Ipalé => Pharaoh Seti I
Arnold Vosloo => High Priest Imhotep
Bernard Fox => Captain Winston Havlock
Brendan Fraser => Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Corey Johnson => Mr. Daniels
Erick Avari => Dr. Terrence Bey
John Hannah => Jonathan 'Jon' Carnahan
Jonathan Hyde => Dr. Allen Chamberlain
Kevin J. O'Connor => Beni Gabor
Oded Fehr => Ardeth Bay
Omid Djalili => Warden Gad Hassan
Patricia Velasquez => Anck Su Namun
Rachel Weisz => Evelyn 'Evy' Carnahan
Sean Cronin => High Priest (uncredited)
Stephen Dunham => Mr. Henderson
Tuc Watkins => Mr. Burns

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Brendan Fraser passed out while filming because the noose around his neck was too tight.
  • Imhotep was actually the name of the architect who developed the first pyramids in ancient Egypt, most notably the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara around 2600 BC. His ability was such that he was later said to have descended from the gods. His name means "one who comes in peace"
  • According to director Stephen Sommers, Universal phoned him the morning after this movie was released and said, "We need another one."
  • With the exception of a loin cloth and a few pieces of jewelry, Patricia Velasquez's costume consists entirely of body paint which took 14 hours to apply.
  • The white nightgown Evelyn wore when the ship was attacked became transparent when it got wet and had to be digitally painted white during post production.
  • Omid Djalili's film debut.
  • [?] Clive Barker, Joe Dante and [?] George A. Romero were each attached to direct at different points.
  • The line "think of my children!" given by Beni in the scene aboard the riverboat was ad-libbed by Kevin J. O'Connor.
  • In one scene, Beni is shown with a sackful of gold which he is trying to load onto a camel, and Beni pulls the camel by the reins but the camel doesn't budge; the camels all, for some reason, hated Kevin J. O'Connor.
  • The locusts shown in the scene at Hamunaptra were mostly computer-generated, but a number of live grasshoppers were used for the shot; the grasshoppers were chilled in a refrigerator to make them more sluggish and easy to film.