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The Mummy
File:The mummy.jpg
Promotional poster
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
Edited by Bob Ducsay
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release date
May 7, 1999
Running time
124 minutes
Country United States
Language English, Arabic
Budget $80,000,000 (estimated)
Box office



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.



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


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

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