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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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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

You may need seven coordinates to characterize an abstract 'course' to a position in three-dimensional space as described, but in practice, the starting position for a jump through the stargate must always be the stargate itself, at its current position, wherever that may be. Therefore, there would not be a need to dial a seventh glyph. But that would have meant there was no need to bring in the main character Daniel Jackson, they could have just dialled combinations at random without even understanding what the glyphs meant or how many were needed to reach another stargate. 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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a new classic
25 October 2004 | by (lancashire) – See all my reviews

Stargate the movie :- superb atmosphreric music, great special effects, excellent cast, intriguing story but - not surprised it launched a successful TV series which has run and run. I cant believe there are so called sci fi fans out there who didn't like it - must be intellectuals!!! I still enjoy the film now 1o years later although disappointed they never made a sequel as it was set up for one. Never really liked the ending - should have included the return to earth. The TV series has moved the story along nicely - even changes to the cast have worked well and i particularly enjoy the dry humour of the TV series.


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