The Scorpion King

Trivia: Did anyone else pick up the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom rip-off/reference? When Mathyus is in the harem of Lord Memnon and the archers come in, he cuts the gong off the wall and runs behind it as a shield, while the guards shoot at it in vain. He then busts out the window and jumps out of it.

Trivia: The Rock accidentally knocked down Michael Clarke Duncan during a fight sequence, when Duncan leaned in too far for a hit, and his chin connected with The Rock's elbow.

Trivia: When the barbarian king is about to kill Mathayus's brother, he claims he's killed Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Sumerians, but he's never killed an Akkadian. In fact, all these civilizations are different names for people who lived in the Mesopotamia valley throughout much of ancient history. This is probably intentional, and may in fact be an inside joke.

Trivia: Vince McMahon was credited as a producer, but he had almost nothing to do with the actual film. As Dawyne "The Rock" Johnson was still under contract with the WWE, McMahon (CEO of the company) was contractually obligated to receive a credit on the film.

TedStixon

Trivia: Comprehensive reshoots were held to add more scenes to the film, as the original cut of the movie was just over an hour long.

TedStixon

Trivia: Future SNL cast-member and comedy star Bill Hader worked on the film as a production assistant under the name "William T. Hader Jr." He quit after a grueling 20-hour workday.

TedStixon

Trivia: The Rock holds the record with this movie for the highest salary paid to an actor for his first starring role.

Cubs Fan

Revealing mistake: One of the first times you see Balthazar (Michael Clarke Duncan) you can clearly see the adhesive for the fake scar on his right cheek and that it is coming loose. (00:06:00)

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Balthazar: Watch yourself, Akkadian.
Mathayus: No need for concern, Miss.
Balthazar: Ohh, he's gonna pay for that.

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Question: In Roger Ebert's review, he says "...Mathayus intones, 'As long as one of us still breathes, the sorcerer will die.' See if you can spot the logical loophole." I can't - what's the problem with that line?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: By the way Mathayus is saying it, it sounds like he is saying as long as him or the sorcerer still breathes, either he or the sorcerer will die, but he is trying to say as long as one of the Akkadians are breathing, they will not stop trying to kill the sorcerer until he is dead.

T Poston
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