The Scorpion King
Born Today
Home / The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King

Year:
Duration:
92 min | 100 min (extended version)
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Thriller
IMDB rate:
5.5
Director:
Chuck Russell
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-04-19
Filming Locations: June Lake, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $60,000,000
Opening Weekend: $36,075,875 (USA) (21 April 2002)
Gross: $90,341,670 (USA) (23 June 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Kelly Hu
Kelly Hu
The Scorpion King
Dwayne Johnson
Mathayus
Steven Brand
Memnon
Michael Clarke Duncan
Balthazar
Bernard Hill
Philos
Grant Heslov
Arpid
Peter Facinelli
Takmet
Ralf Moeller
Thorak
Branscombe Richmond
Jesup
Roger Rees
King Pheron
Sherri Howard
Queen Isis
Conrad Roberts
Chieftain
Joseph Ruskin
Tribal Leader
Esteban Cueto
Third Akkadian
Nils Allen Stewart
Torturer
Scott L. Schwartz
Torturer (as Scott Schwartz)
Andre Henschel
Memnon Soldier
Michael Hilow
Guard at Ant Pit (as Mike Hilow)
Nick Hermz
Guard at Ant Pit
Wesley John
Guard at Gomorrah Gate
Michelle Baney
Bazaar Barmaid
Barry Kramer
Sword Merchant
Marissa McMahon
Bird Merchant
Tim Iannello
Perfume Merchant
Sonia Vera
Harlot
Angelica Castro
Harlot
Tutu Sweeney
Street Urchin
Yuki Tokuhiro
Urchin
Te'Amir Sweeney
Urchin
Al Leong
Asian Training Master
Woon Young Park
Asian Training Fighter
Marcus Young
Asian Training Fighter
Paul Sloan
Soldier
Talani Rabb
Harem Girl
Sole Alberti
Harem Girl
Cristina Rodríguez
Harem Girl
Pennelope Jimenez
Harem Girl
Sean Michael Afable
Boy at Well (as Sean Michael)
Adoni Maropis
Doubting General
Bernard White
Falconmaster
Amy Hunter
Warrior Woman
Diana R. Lupo
Warrior Woman (as Diana Lupo)
Heather Burton
Warrior Woman
Nikki Flux
Warrior Woman
Rachel Moore
Warrior Woman
Summer Altice
Warrior Woman
Brandon Gonzalez
Boy with Dates
Peter Quartaroli
Vision Archer
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
Night Gate Guard
Amanda Bentley
Courtesan
Claudi E. Orellana
Courtesan (as Claudia Orellana)
Jim Maniaci
Palace Guard
Shant Demirjian
Army Leader
Richard Cetrone
Barbarian Guard
Jennifer Bobiwash
Bazaar Merchant (uncredited)
Christie Campagna
Bazaar Side Waitress (uncredited)
Tracy Dali
Harlot (uncredited)
Wayne Eric
Red Turban Soldier (uncredited)
Amy Fadhli
Warrior Woman (uncredited)
Tony Gracia
Bazaar Merchant (uncredited)
Zuhair Haddad
Bazaar Merchant (uncredited)
Jamie Hagan
Harlot (uncredited)
Tyler Mane
Barbarian Chieftain (uncredited)
Julie Michaels
Harem Girl (uncredited)
George Miklos
Vendor
Radhaa Nilia
Harlot (uncredited)
Mailon Rivera
Falconer (uncredited)
Rachelle Roderick
Balthazar's Warrior Women (uncredited)
Marcio Rosario
Red Turban (uncredited)
Terence J. Rotolo
Palace Guard 2 (uncredited)
Andrei Sterling
Balthazar's Bandit (uncredited)
Joseph Steven
Ambush Bandit (uncredited)
Ed Verreaux
Pasha on Elephant (uncredited)
Mark Winn
Egyptian Thief (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The theme song "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack was later featured in the video game "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within".
Share this
More scenes had to be shot due to the movie being around 70 minutes long after being edited
Share this
Dwayne Johnson has said that he intentionally shied away from using any trademarks of his WWF character The Rock, in order to give the Scorpion King character a life of its own. The only exception was "The People's Eyebrow," which he does in response to another character's reference to a harem. He said he included the People's Eyebrow to acknowledge the "millions and millions" of Rock fans. However, The Rock's Entry music is included briefly in the score.
Share this
Goofs
When Mathayus escapes from the harem he cuts the gong and rolls it away for cover, he does not have time to return it to his sheath yet when he drops into Cassandra's chamber he immediately draws his sword.
Share this
When Mathayus is fighting the guy with the flaming swords, the swords go out twice.
Share this
Someone in the snow-covered opening scene mentions Mycenaeans, a culture which did not exist yet when the movie took place.
Share this
Quotes
Philos: It was meant to be a quick means of transportation, but there was a little problem with the landings.
Share this
Balthazar: Where do you think you're going with my horse?
Share this
Mathayus: What are you doing here? You could get hurt!
Share this
Faq
Q
Is The Scorpion King considered a sequel to "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns"?
A
The Scorpion King is a spinoff of The Mummy Returns (2001). You could also call it a prequel, since it takes place before the events of that film.
Q
What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 Version and the Uncut Version?
A
A headbutt has been removed from the final fight between the Acadian assassin Mathayus and the warlord Memnon in the BBFC version of the movie. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
Q
A NOTE REGARDING SPOILERS
A
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
Share this
Photos from cast
Kelly Hu Gus Rethwisch Somaya Reece Kitana Baker K.D. Aubert