The Mummy

Corrected entry: The pilot is wearing an unidentifiable cap badge (it's certainly not RAF). He is also wearing his pilot's brevet (wings) on his right breast pocket; the RAF, like most air forces, wear their brevets above their left breast pocket. The RAF presence in Egypt was still very much there in the 1920s: there were several stations, not simply one elderly pilot who had been forgotten about. (01:10:05)

Correction: The pilot is old and drunk. he doesn't know how to dress. and he means he is the only REAL pilot left (old people seem to believe such things). or maybe he doesn't notice the other pilots.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jonathan has read the commands from the golden book and stops the zombies with the shields from killing O'Connell, the zombies then turn towards Imhotep. He orders them to kill O'Connell. The subtitles say "Destroy him." twice, and then the third time the subtitle says "I command you to destroy him", but Imhotep verbally says the same exact command all three times. (01:48:40)


Correction: The third time he says it, he puts more emphasis on some of the words. This could translate to making the command more urgent.

Corrected entry: Priests in Egypt had to pluck every hair from their body - yet Imhotep still has eyebrows. (00:01:20)

Correction: I can think of a lot of instances where modern priests stray from the basic tenets of their religions. Should things be so different in ancient Egypt? (After all, Imhotep was sleeping with the Pharaoh's mistress - a woman no other man could touch.)

Corrected entry: If the book of Amun-Ra was made out of gold, then there is no way Jonathan or anyone else could have lifted it. (01:42:35)

Correction: It is very possible that they could have lifted it. They are even shown to struggle when they lift it, thus adding to the realism.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Magi are paddling their canoes, just before the fire on the boat, you can hear the call of a night bird called a Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus voviferus). Whip-poor-wills inhabit the Eastern half of the North American Continent, not Egypt. (00:25:00)

Correction: The sound is so indistinct that it could have been any one of a hundred birds.

Corrected entry: When Hamunaptra is collapsing in on itself, and they escape from it, you can see rocks as big as mountains coming out of the ground and collapsing onto the city. Rick and company are running like their lives depend on it, yet the camels are sitting there carelessly, not bothered at all, as if things like that were a daily occurrence. (01:54:50)

Correction: Having experience riding camels, I can say they probably wouldn't move unless a rock actually came up and hit them.

Corrected entry: The Mummy takes a man's eyes, but the man needs glasses for him to see clearly and the mummy can see perfectly well without glasses afterwards. (01:01:25 - 01:04:00)

Correction: When Imhotep sucks off body parts to regenerate he gets his old body parts back not the victims. If that were not the case he would have looked like his victims when fully regenerated and not what he used to look like when he was a real man. Therefore he would have no problem seeing when he took Mr Burns eyes.

Corrected entry: When Evy is telling O'Connell about the curse of the Hom-Dai, she mentions that if a victim of the Hom-Dai ever awakened, he would bring with him the ten plagues of Egypt. Then later in the film, Beni is praying to every God imaginable in an attempt to save himself from Imhotep and ends up saying a prayer in Hebrew, which Imhotep understands to be 'the language of the slaves.' The ten plagues took place during the Exodus, so if the slaves had not been freed during Imhotep's lifetime, how could the Egyptians have foreseen the plagues when they wrote about and performed the Hom-Dai? (00:58:50 - 01:07:50)

Correction: The ten plagues actually occurred before the Exodus. The final one was the slaying of the Egyptian first-born and the Israelites marked their houses and were to leave Egypt that night. The Egyptians experienced all ten plagues while the Israelites were still slaves in Egypt.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Imhotep is reincarnating Anuk-su-Namun, she is positioned with her hands on her chest (like a mummy.) When the spirit re-enters her body, her hands are in the air, shaking. The shot backs-up to take a wide view and show the Mejai. If you look at Anuk-su-Namun, her hands are back on her chest. When the shot goes back to a close of her, her hands are shaking in the air again.

Correction: The special effect of her soul going into her body covered her hands rising in the air and trembling. When she calms down, her hands drape back to her chest. When the soul leaves her, she does the same thing: her hands tremble and she falls dead.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rick's team opens the coffin, Evie traces her fingers down the scratches in the lid and notes that they were made by fingernails. However, when Imotep was originally put in the coffin, he was very securely bound in bandages. There is no way he could have made those scratches with his fingernails.

Correction: The scarabs put in with him would have had to have bitten through the bandages to get to him, so once they had got the bandages off him he would have made the scratch marks with his fingernails.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they go underground, they use mirrors to reflect the sun's light, therefore lighting up the tomb. The mirrors are head height, so walking past one would briefly cut off the light in the rest of the tomb, as the beam of light would not be able to continue, but some how the light does not change.

Correction: The mirrors are larger than a person could completely block off.

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film Evie tells us that Imhotep being buried alive with the beetles would have been a slow and horrible death, yet later in the film any death involving the beetles was fast.

Correction: I would guess it's part of the Hohmn-dai (or however its spelled) curse that the beetles would eat Imhotep slowly.

Grumpy Scot

The coffin only have a few scarab tossed in.they would have bred into a multitude and probably half starved it would be quick to eat anyone down to the bones in no time at all.

Corrected entry: As Jonathan, Rick and guy in black enter the gold room, they engage in a mummy fight with Imotep's priests. During the fight they blast the mummy priests to pieces. During the last scenes in the room of gold, what happened to the pieces of the mummy priests - shouldn't they have been scattered all over the path to the stairs? Someone must've been standing by with a broom...

Correction: Beni's death scene shows the tombs are infested by scarabs. Maybe they ate the leftovers.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When the Mummy comes into town and they show his eye, it is blue, but later they are dark brown.

Correction: Maybe the man's eyes he stole were blue and they changed to brown as Imhotep fully assimilated them as his own.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: In the end, when Evelyn is handcuffed to the table about to be killed, Rick cuts one chain with his sword, then we see him trying to get her loose. A few scenes later, the handcuffs are off her wrists, even though there was never any mention of a key.

Correction: The cuffs could have been secured with a nut and bolt or catch. You couldn't reach them when cuffed, so a key wouldn't be necessary.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: In the part where Imhotep's priests are chasing the trio in the hall right before they get to the book of Amun-Ra, the guy in black is blasting away with a machine gun. When they reach the room with the statue, Brendan Fraser hands the man in black his shotgun. The machine gun has disappeared.

Correction: Look closely when they run for cover after Rick throws the dynamite. He has the machine gun slung over his shoulder, on his back.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Whose organs are in the jars that the Mummy is chasing around? His all seemed to be intact when they stuck him in the sarcophagus, because he was alive, if not particularly happy.

Correction: They were his girlfriend's - he needs them to bring her back to life

Corrected entry: In order to resurrect Ankh-Su-Namun at the end, Imhotep kidnaps Evie. Yet at the beginning he is doing the same ritual, but seems to need no body as a sacrifice. Interestingly, though, as the Magi interrupt his ceremony at the beginning, he does seem about to stab Ankh-Su-Namun with a very large knife, which would make no sense if he's just resurrected her.

Correction: In the beginning, Anck-Su-Namun's organs are fresh, so no sacrifice is needed. He's cutting her to put her organs back inside her. (This is from the Max Allan Collins novel version of the movie.) The reason he needed Evy to resurrect her the second time was because Anck-Su-Namun's organs were destroyed and Evy's organs were fresh and (because she's the woman in the movie besides Anck-Su-Namun) they are the same size.

Corrected entry: In the scene on the boat, when Jonathan reaches for the key on the floor after fighting the guy in black, you can clearly see that it is the guy in black's hand that grabs the key because he has the black tattoo on the back of his hand. And somehow Jonathon ends up with it.

Correction: It is actually a piece of blue fabric sticking from underneath his sleeve. I think the director, in his commentary, said it was a bandage because John Hannah had hurt his hand earlier.

Corrected entry: As Benny drags his bags of loot out of the temple, there's suddenly a bunch of camels chained up outside. O'Connell and the crew flew in on a plane, Evie and Benny came by sandstorm, so who brought the camels?

Doc Premium member

Correction: As the other correction states, this entry was already submitted and corrected. But to briefly elaborate, those are camels from the earlier expedition, which were abandoned at the city. Remember, quite a few people died, and they were forced to flee quickly, so they obviously didn't take all the camels with them. Simple as that.


Correction: There's already an entry about this in the Corrections section.

Phaneron Premium member

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the library, when Evie is putting back the books. She leans over to put the book back, but it falls to the ground and she is balancing on the ladder. When the camera cuts back to show the whole ladder, the book is nowhere to be found on the floor. (00:13:00)

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Evelyn: You were actually at Hamunaptra?
Rick: Yeah, I was there.
Evelyn: You swear?
Rick: Every damn day.

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Trivia: In the scene where Evie wakes up to find a rat on her chest she screams and rolls over and the rat then lands on the female mummy. According to the commentary on the DVD the rat wasn't meant to land on the girl playing the mummy, who was only the make-up lady. As soon as it landed on her she jumped up screaming.


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Chosen answer: The tattoos on his forehead are the Egyptian Hieroglyphs that spell "Underworld", and the ones on his cheeks are the Egyptian Hieroglyphs for the word "truth." All Medjai males get these tattoos as part of the coming-of-age rite, when they turn sixteen, of which the most important is the tattoo on their right wrist (which Rick O'Connell also has) that marks them as "warriors for God." Other tattoos specific to Medjai males are on their arms, forearms, hands, pectorals, shoulder blades and beneath the navel - the tattoos on the nose and chin are no longer used, since the time of Seti I. Medjai females only get the wrist tattoo when they come of age, but are not marked with any of the other symbols that are particular to men. Fun fact: If the Medjai - male and female alike - shows any sign of pain or cries during the tattooing process, it is considered that they have brought shame to their family.

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