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Prisoners of the Sun (2013)

TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 8 July 2014 (USA)
A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the Apocalypse.

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Roger Christian
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Rhys-Davies ... Prof. Hayden Masterton
David Charvet ... Doug Adler
Carmen Chaplin ... Sarah Masterton / Princess Amanphur
Emily Holmes ... Claire Becket
Nick Moran ... Adam Prime
Joss Ackland ... Prof. Mendella
Michael Higgs ... Peter Levitz
Gulshan Grover ... Rohit (Positive Leading)
Mohamed Akhzam Mohamed Akhzam ... Prof. Hayden Masterton Right hand
Edy Arellano Edy Arellano ... Sahid
Ahmed Boulane ... Pharao consort
Katherine Heath Katherine Heath ... Jemila
Isabella Orlowska Isabella Orlowska ... Heather
Shane Richie ... Kalfhani
Nourrdine Touami Nourrdine Touami ... Amram
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A young American archaeological apprentice (Charvet) is drawn into a perilous expedition deep beneath the timeless sands of Egypt. Escaping death traps and ancient monsters, the expedition discovers a secret older than history, and a danger beyond imagination. The "sleepers" have awoken. The gods have arisen. And, the countdown to the end of the world has begun... Written by Anonymous

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An ancient pyramid. A present threat. A mystery unchained after 5,000 years.


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English

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8 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn of the Mummy See more »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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ME Completion, Cinemakers See more »
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Sean Patrick Flanery was originally set to star. See more »

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Millenia old secrets
25 December 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Prisoners Of The Sun has Professor John Rhys-Davies astronomer organizing an expedition to Egypt to view from the pyramids or one specific pyramid a celestial event that only takes place every 5000 years or so. A perfect alignment of some stars. Since they're going in the tomb itself or will attempt same he's needing an archaeologist. The one he has in mind is Joss Ackland.

But Ackland suffers a heart attack and he sends his young assistant David Charvet in his place. Reluctantly the rest agree to have him along.

Others in this merry band are Gulshan Grower,, Michael Higgs, Nick Moran, and Mohamed Akszham and one of them killed for the privilege of going along.

Prisoners Of The Sun borrows from several other sources including Indiana Jones and all the mummy films you can name going back to Boris Karloff. Any cliche you can think of is there.

John Rhys-Davies must have been in competition for an award in overacting because he trundles and bellows his way through most of the scenes. He makes this whatever else it is, not dull.

Still it's one lame movie for Mummies.


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