The Mummy | 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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Main Plot

At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.


  • Brendan Fraser's character in The Mummy is a swashbuckling adventurer who helps to defeat the resurrected mummy.
  • Rachel Weisz's character, Evelyn Carnahan, is an Egyptologist who helps the protagonist defeat the ancient mummy Imhotep.
  • John Hannah's character, Jonathan Carnahan, serves as the comedic relief and sidekick to the main protagonist in The Mummy.

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Mummy, Evelyn uses a Book of Amun-Ra to resurrect Rick after he sacrifices himself to save her and defeat Imhotep. The couple shares a passionate kiss, and the cursed mummy is finally destroyed. The survivors bid farewell to Ardeth Bay and return to the museum, where they continue their archaeological adventures.

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Stephen Sommers Brendan Fraser Rachel Weisz John Hannah