The Scorpion King

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  91 min.
Release Date: April 19, 2002
DVD: October 1, 2002

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Ralf Moeller, Branscombe Richmond, Roger Rees

Synopsis

Set five thousand years ago, a few scattered desert tribes unite against their common enemy, Memnon (Brand), a ruthlessly ambitious warlord, by enlisting the services of an assassin named Mathayus (The Rock) to kill his most dangerous asset, a seer who advises him where, when and how to attack, with deadly precision.

Slipping into Memnon's palace in the notorious city of Gomorrah, Mathayus discovers that the evil leader's visionary is a woman, the beautiful Cassandra (Hu). Rather than kill her, he takes Cassandra hostage, deep into the desolate Valley of the Dead, where he rallies his allies and prepares them for a final confrontation with Memnon.

Although Cassandra's visions have predicted that Mathayus would die in such a fight, he has always lived by the simple creed of his people -- live free, die well. He also believes he can create his own destiny, and with that conviction, transcends his heritage, evolving from assassin to legend... to The Scorpion King.

Director: Chuck Russell
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Stephen Sommers, Kevin Misher
Screenplay: Stephen Sommers, William Osborne, David Hayter
Official Site: www.the-scorpion-king.com

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