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Stargate (1994)

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

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Storyline

In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sealed and buried for all time is the key to mankind's future. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stargate: La puerta del tiempo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,020,239 (UK) (20 January 1995)

Gross:

$71,565,669 (USA)
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Trivia

The eye glowing effect that Ra has, was actually added in post-production, because test audiences didn't think that he was alien enough. This trait was continued in Stargate SG-1 (1997), as an identifier to people who are taken over by the Goa'uld. See more »

Goofs

Ra plans to send back the bomb with its power boosted 100 times, and expects this to end civilization on Earth. It's not said what the normal yield of the bomb is, but there is no reason for it to be enormous. A two megaton bomb boosted to two hundred would be no bigger than the biggest bombs already tested. The highest yield nuclear weapon tested was 50Mt "Tsar."

It would also explode underground and probably do little damage. But there is nothing to indicate that Ra knows where the Earth-based Stargate is, so that much is reasonable. Ra obviously added power to the bomb in order to overload the Stargate at earth causing an explosion bigger than the bomb. Although these point were only giving in SG1, the audience would have no idea about what the gate was made of or how it would react to a nuclear blast. See more »

Quotes

Arabic Interpreter: [first lines]
Arabic Interpreter: [at the dig site in Giza, 1928] Professor!
[chatters in Arabic]
Arabic Interpreter: Professor! We found something beautiful!
Prof. Langford: Ja?
Arabic Interpreter: Oh, yes! Big, big, big surprise!
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Referenced in Soldier (1998) See more »

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An amazing story...
12 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Stargate is a terrific movie that has produced 2 hit TV shows, conventions and fans from all over the world. This movie started it all. I found it in my Uncle's basement and decided to watch it. It has an interesting storyline tying in Ancient Egyptian Mythology to make it even more interesting. It's about a struggling archaeologist with strange ideas about the gods and rulers of Ancient Egypt. Only one person is willing to believe him, and recruits him for a translator. What they find is even more amazing than they expected.

It's a highly underrated movie, in my opinion it's better than most sci-fi movies and very interesting.


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