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THE MUMMY RETURNS


Year: 2001
USA: Universal Pictures
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Donna Air, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Patricia Velazquez
Director: Stephen Sommers
Country: USA
UK: 129 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for adventure action and violence
UK Certificate: 12 contains scary scenes of horror and moderate violence. (Prior to submission, while the film was still in post-production, the company was given advice that a headbutt delivered by Rachel Weisz was unlikely to be acceptable at any category below 15. This action was not present when the film was submitted for classification).
USA Release Date: 4 May 2001
UK Release Date: 18 May 2001


Synopsis

Deep within a shadowy chamber in the British Museum of London, an ancient force of terror is about to be reborn.

It is 1933, the Year of the Scorpion. Eight years have passed since dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and fearless Egyptologist Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) fought for their lives against a 3000-year-old enemy named Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo).

Rick and Evelyn are married now and have settled in London where they are raising their son Alex (Freddie Boath). When a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep resurrected in the British Museum, the mummy Imhotep walks the earth once more, determined to fulfil his quest for immortality. But another force has also been set loose in the world ... one born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism, and even more powerful than Imhotep. When these two forces clash, the fate of the world will hang in the balance, sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world from unspeakable evil and rescue their son before it is too late.

Their quest will take them back to Egypt, into the realm of The Scorpion King (WWF superstar The Rock - Dwayne Johnson). This fierce warrior promised his soul to the god Anubis in exchange for military might long ago. He and his army have been frozen in time, suspended between life and death and ready to kill again, through five millennia. The Scorpion King possesses powers, secrets and strengths beyond even the dreaded Imhotep. He is angry, deadly and should not be disturbed.

THE MUMMY RETURNS unfurls its spine-tingling adventures against breath-taking landscapes. Hordes of canine-bodied Anubis warriors - literally from hell - bound across the Sahara in attack formation while carnivorous pygmy mummies ambush their prey in the jungles of the Nile. At the fabled desert oasis of Ahm Shere, a mythical pyramid of gold mesmerizes all who behold it, but according to the shadowy desert sage Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr), no one who has ever laid eyes upon it has returned to tell the tale. Unfortunately, reaching that pyramid is the only way Rick can save his family. But it's not as if London is any safer - the city's streets become a living nightmare when a squadron of skeletal attackers lays siege to a red double-decker bus - with Evelyn's brother Jonathan (John Hannah) behind the wheel.










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