Tale of the Mummy (1998) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
3.5/ 10 (1929 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for violence and gore, and for some language

Production Company
7th Voyage
Carousel Picture Company, The [lu]
Cine Grande Corporation
K.N.B. Effects Group [us]
The Pharaohs Company Ltd.

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Belgium) - 20 March 1998
(Italy) - 9 June 1998
(Canada) - 10 July 1998
(Germany) - 1 August 1998
(Japan) - 13 February 1999

Running Time

The curse is legend. The terror is real. Cuando profanaron la tumba, el espíritu de la momia resurgió

british-museum, death, dog, egypt, egyptology, impalement, london-england, mummy, split-head, strangulation, supernatural, toilet, underground-railroad,

Technical Support
CAM:Technovision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
LAB:Soho Images, London, UK
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Beselle, Anthony as [Museum Guard #1] <18>
  2. Butler, Gerard as [Burke] <10>
  3. Davenport, Jack as [Detective Bartone] <6>
  4. de Lacey, Luke as (credit only) (as Luke De Lacey) [Wise-cracking Student] <32>
  5. Enzo (I) as [Prince Talos] <21>
  6. Frost, Tim Hope as (as Tim Hope-Frost) [Bus Driver] <27>
  7. Henry, David (I) as [Coroner] <25>
  8. Hum, Nicholas as (as Nicholas Hume) [Nirwar's Friend] <29>
  9. Junior, Enzo as [Prince Talos] <35>
  10. Lee, Christopher (I) as [Sir Richard Turkel] <8>
  11. Lee, Jason Scott as [Riley] <1>
  12. Lerner, Michael (I) as [Professor Marcus] <5>
  13. Morrissey, Roger W. as (as Roger Morrissey) [The Mummy] <15>
  14. Mulhern, Ciaran as (credit only) (as Cairan Mulhern) [Nervous Student] <31>
  15. Nest, Julian as (as Julian Vincent) [Lab Technician] <36>
  16. Nri, Cyril as [Forensics] <15>
  17. Pertwee, Sean as [Bradley Cortese] <3>
  18. Polito, Jon as [Parsons] <11>
  19. Sogne, Hervé as [Stand-in] <37>
  20. Sterne, David as [Morris] <24>
  21. Stoutt, Craig as [Nabil] <17>
  22. Torino, Alex as [Nirwar] <23>
  23. Treacher, Bill as [Stuart] <13>
  24. Treacher, Jamie as [Museum Guard #2] <19>
  25. Tudor-Pole, Edward as (as Edward Tudor Pole) [Blind Man] <16>
  26. Vibert, Ronan as [Young] <12>
  27. West, Mike (II) as [Police Guard] <28>
  28. Woodhall, Leslie as (as Les Woodhall) [Paperman] <26>
  29. Anthony, Lysette as [Dr. Claire Mulrooney] <4>
  30. Blackman, Honor as [Captain Shea] <7>
  31. Bullivent, Alison as [Maid] <30>
  32. Duvall, Shelley as [Edith Butros] <9>
  33. Lombard, Louise as [Samantha Turkel] <2>
  34. Overstall Comfort, Ann as [Olga] <20>
  35. Power, Elizabeth as [Mary] <14>
  36. Schiel, Valérie as [Stand-in] <34>
  37. Waris as [Princess Nefrianna] <22>


  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Horror
  4. Sci-Fi

Full Plot

Centuries ago, under the sands of ancient Egypt, a prince was buried and his tomb eternally curses 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 curses 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 lineup, 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. Spanner An archaeologist crew, headed by prof. Turkel discovers the tomb of Talos in Egypt, once a sinister and horrific prince during the reign of the pharaohs. They realize too late that they are releasing a gruesome and evil force, but Turkel manages to seal the tomb by blowing up his party. Decades later his granddaughter Sam follows her grandfathers footsteps and leads an expedition to find out what really happened. They discover the tomb and after some disturbing incidents, head back to London. At the time when a prestigious exhibition on Talos opens in the national museum, London is terrorized by mysterious murders, investigated by a young police officer. And then the real trouble still has to start... Dirk De Bruyker Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 8,000,000 GR: EUR 388,365 (Italy) (25 July 2004) GR: EUR 139,552 (Italy) (18 July 2004) OW: EUR 139,514 (Italy) (18 July 2004) (119 screens) SD: 1 September 1997 - 10 October 1997 WG: EUR 157,318 (Italy) (25 July 2004) (110 screens)

Movie Certificate

16 (Iceland)
MA (Australia)
IIB (Hong Kong)
M/16 (Portugal)
15 (South Korea)
13 (Spain)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Mainetti, Stefano


  1. Beristain, Gabriel

Dress Designers

  1. Dumont, Cynthia


Buena Vista Home Video [us]
Buena Vista International [us] - (non-USA)
Dimension Films [us]
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Laurenfilm [es] - (Spain)
Moviemax [it] - (2004) (Italy) (all media)
Paradiso Home Entertainment [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Minasian, Armen


  1. Baulesch, Leo (security officer)
  2. Blossom, Sylvia (caterer)
  3. Brenna, Luca (production assistant trainee)
  4. Charlier, Pascal (location manager)
  5. Crockett, Tessa (location manager: London)
  6. de Bourcy, Paul (studio maintenance)
  7. Debree, Sam (creature effects technician)
  8. Fadakar, Jamshid (production assistant)
  9. Field, Poppy (assistant to producer)
  10. Franzen, Serge (lLocation caterer)
  11. Grond, Robert (production assistant)
  12. Guerin, Maisy (catering supervisor)
  13. Johnston, Graham (II) (trainee floor runner)
  14. Kumar, Peter (location security)
  15. Kurtagic, Fahrudin (production assistant)
  16. Lane, Tami (creature effects technician)
  17. Le Pape, Rozenn (location coordinator)
  18. Le Pape, Rozenn (production coordinator)
  19. Malde, Raj (production accountant)
  20. McKinnon, Jake (creature effects technician)
  21. McNaught, Sheila (script supervisor)
  22. Morgan, Philip James (location assistant)
  23. Nicol, Nathalie (I) (creature effects trainee technician)
  24. Novak, Carlo (production assistant)
  25. Parker, Laurence (assistant accountant)
  26. Sahebdjami, Anahita (script trainee)
  27. Schiel, Valérie (stand-in)
  28. Schroeder, Luc (assistant accountant)
  29. Schwind, Marianne (cleaning lady)
  30. Schwind, Tanja (catering assistant)
  31. Sheridan, Samantha (I) (production coordinator) (as Sam Kaley)
  32. Soeder, Gilles (production assistant)
  33. Sogne, Hervé (stand-in)
  34. Tagliero, Sylvie (caterer)
  35. Tavares, Mark (creature effects technician)
  36. Urbin, Dan (production assistant)
  37. Whitting, Indy (production assistant)
  38. Wogh, David (creature effects technician)


Bradley Cortese: What sort of respectable mummy snuffs it without leaving a mothercurse on her tomb? Bradley Cortese: He's waiting in purgatory for the day of his rebirth -- which happens to be this Thursday! 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!

Other Titles

  1. Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy (1999) (ENG)
    (USA) (complete title)

  2. Talos - L'ombra del faraone (1998) (ENG)

  3. Talos the Mummy (1998) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  4. Talos the Mummy (1999) (ENG)
    (Europe: English title)

  5. Talos the Mummy (1999) (ENG)
    (UK) (video title)

  6. Talos, die Mumie (1998) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Luxembourg - (primary location)
  2. London, England, UK - (one day of shooting)


- 'Louise Lombard' (qv) was a late casting choice replacing another actress who had to drop out because she had been bitten by a dog with Rabies.