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Stargate (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  28 October 1994 (USA)
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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csillagkapu  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,020,239 (UK) (20 January 1995)


$71,565,669 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As it happens in Mexico with most movie titles translated from English, the title for this movie was not a literal translation of the original title. Stargate became "La puerta del tiempo" which translates to "The Gate of Time". Some moviegoers mistakenly thought the far away planet the squad goes to was just a very early time in Egypt, and were seriously confused with the storyline. See more »


When Stargate was initially tested with a probe, they had a system that indicated the probe's molecular deconstruction and a star map to show its location, which turned out to be "on the other side of the known Universe". Although by that point in the movie they had some general idea about Stargate's operation, it wouldn't be enough to construct devices capable of such functions, which go far beyond our present knowledge (the movie clearly implies that the events happen in the 20th century). In particular, a star map indicating the position "on the other side of the known Universe" simply cannot exist, if only because all existing star maps encompass only a small portion of our Galaxy, which is just a tiny speck compared to the size of the observable Universe. Somehow they managed to squeeze every star in the Universe into a glass board some 15 feet in length. See more »


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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User Reviews

A solid Sci-Fi treat
12 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It captured my attention quickly and kept it throughout the movie.

It's a great ensamble cast and the special effects add to the movie's appeal, rather than BEING the appeal.

The premise is engaging, and gives some very plausible explainations for mysteries that have stumped man for thousands of years. The bad guys are just as engagine as the good guys and that makes the movie all that much more enjoyable.

I would give this movie an 8 out of 10. It's not perfect, but good for a very enjoyable movie night!

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