Sphinx

Overview

After a string of hits that included Planet of the Apes 1968, Patton 1970, Papillon 1973, and The Boys from Brazil 1978, director Franklin J. Schaffner stumbled badly with this expensive wannabe cousin to Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981. Based on a novel by author Robin Cook, this romance-adventure stars Lesley-Anne Down as Erica Baron, a female archaeologist who is searching for a lost Egyptian tomb, hoping that she will be responsible for the next discovery along the lines of King Tut's Tomb. Erica witnesses the ...
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Overview

After a string of hits that included Planet of the Apes 1968, Patton 1970, Papillon 1973, and The Boys from Brazil 1978, director Franklin J. Schaffner stumbled badly with this expensive wannabe cousin to Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981. Based on a novel by author Robin Cook, this romance-adventure stars Lesley-Anne Down as Erica Baron, a female archaeologist who is searching for a lost Egyptian tomb, hoping that she will be responsible for the next discovery along the lines of King Tut's Tomb. Erica witnesses the murder of a native, Abdu Hamdi John Gielgud doing his best Alec Guinness impersonation and when she attempts to solve the crime, she becomes the target of a campaign to kill her using a variety of creative methods, including bats and entombment. In the course of her adventures, Erica also falls in love with a handsome Egyptologist, Ahmed Khazzan Frank Langella. Sphinx 1981 was a box office disaster from which Schaffner never recovered, directing only three more pictures.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • UPC: 883316236970
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,977

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lesley-Anne Down Erica Baron
Frank Langella Ahmed Khazzan
Maurice Ronet Yvon
John Gielgud Abdu Hamdi
Vic Tablian Khalifa
Martin Benson Muhammed
John Rhys-Davies Stephanos Markoulis
Nadim Sawalha Gamal
Tutte Lemkow Tewfik
Saeed Jaffrey Selim
Eileen Way Aida
William Hootkins Don
James Cossins Carter
Victoria Tennant
Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director, Producer
Michael F. Anderson Editor
John Byrum Screenwriter
Ernest Day Cinematographer
Peter Lamont Art Director
Michael J. Lewis Score Composer, Songwriter
Terence Marsh Production Designer
Judy Moorcraft Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley O'Toole Producer
Gil Parrondo Art Director
José Lopez Rodero Asst. Director
Cyril Swern Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Swink Editor
Wendy Waldman Songwriter
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