The Mummy (1999 movie)

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The Mummy
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Produced by Sean Daniel
James Jacks
Written by Screenplay:
Stephen Sommers
Kevin Jarre
Lloyd Fonvielle
Stephen Sommers
Starring Brendan Fraser
Rachel Weisz
John Hannah
Arnold Vosloo
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Adrian Biddle, BSC
Editing by Bob Ducsay
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release date(s) May 7, 1999
Running time 124 minutes
Country United States
Language English, Arabic
Budget $80,000,000 (estimated)
Money made



The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure horror movie. It is set in Egypt in 1926. Stephen Sommers wrote and directed it. The movie stars Brendan Fraser (acting as Rick O'Connell, who is a person who tries to find treasure so he can sell it), and Rachel Weisz (acting as Evelyn 'Evie' Carnahan, who is a person who learns about the history of Egypt) and Arnold Vosloo, acting as the Mummy. The movie has a lot of talking in the old Egyptian language, which was spoken with the help of a group of people who study it for a job. The movie was first going to be to be part of a few low-budget movies but was later given the money it needed to be made into a big Hollywood movie.

The Mummy was seen by people for the first time on May 7, 1999. It earned $43 million from being seen in 3,210 places that weekend. It went on to earn $415 million from being seen in total. Other movies were then made. The first was made in 2001. It is called The Mummy Returns. A TV programme was made called The Mummy: The Animated Series. A third movie was then first seen by people on August 1, 2008 and is called The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Cast[change | change source]

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Portugal 16 April 1999
 United States 7 May 1999
 Colombia 2 June 1999
 Germany 3 June 1999
 Israel 10 June 1999
Mexico Mexico 11 June 1999
 Singapore 17 June 1999
 Brazil 18 June 1999
 Turkey 18 June 1999
 Japan 19 June 1999
 Argentina 24 June 1999
 Australia 24 June 1999
 Hungary 24 June 1999
 Denmark 25 June 1999
 United Kingdom 25 June 1999
Republic of Ireland Ireland 25 June 1999
 Malaysia 25 June 1999
 Norway 25 June 1999
 Spain 2 July 1999
 Taiwan 2 July 1999
 Kuwait 7 July 1999
 Iceland 9 July 1999
 Sweden 9 July 1999
 South Korea 10 July 1999
 Netherlands 15 July 1999
 Finland 16 July 1999
 Belgium 21 July 1999
 France 21 July 1999
 Hong Kong 22 July 1999
 India 22 July 1999
 Estonia 30 July 1999
 Poland 30 July 1999
 Malta 4 August 1999
 Thailand 11 August 1999
 Slovakia 26 August 1999
 Italy 27 August 1999
 Slovenia 2 September 1999
 Greece 3 September 1999
 New Zealand 16 September 1999

Awards[change | change source]

The movie won Best Make-Up at Saturn Awards.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Past Saturn Awards". Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 

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