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Stargate: The Ark of Truth -- The Stargate SG-1 team travels to the ruins of Dakara to find the fabled Ark of Truth. Built by the Alterans, (builders of the Stargates) millions of years before, this ancient artifact may be the sole means remaining to defeat the Ori armies.


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The lines have been drawn. The battle has been waged. Only one thing can save us...
SG-1 search for an Ancient Artifact to finally defeat the Ori. But the Artifact is in the Ori Galaxy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert C. Cooper 
Writing credits
Robert C. Cooper (written by)

Jonathan Glassner  originally developed for television by (uncredited)
Brad Wright  originally developed for television by (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert C. Cooper .... producer
John G. Lenic .... producer
N. John Smith .... executive producer
Allison Volk .... associate producer
Brad Wright .... producer
Original Music by
Joel Goldsmith (music by)
Cinematography by
Peter F. Woeste (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stein Myhrstad 
Casting by
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
James Robbins  (as James C.D. Robbins)
Art Direction by
Chris Beach 
Thom Wells (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Mark Davidson 
Robert Davidson 
Costume Design by
Christina McQuarrie 
Makeup Department
Anthony Allen Barlow .... effects makeup artist (as Anthony Barlow)
Linda A. Brown .... second assistant makeup
Charmaine Clark .... assistant hairstylist
Joe Colwell .... effects makeup artist
Ken Culver .... effects makeup artist
Lyn Defehr .... second assistant makeup (as Lyn De Fehr)
Dorothee Deichmann .... first assistant makeup artist
Robert Kato DeStefan .... effects makeup artist (as Robert DeStefan)
Joe Gomez .... effects makeup artist
Maiko 'Mo' Gomyo .... effects makeup artist (as Maiko Gomyo)
Rachel Griffin .... effects makeup artist
Christine Hackman .... effects makeup artist
Gideon Hay .... effects makeup artist
Tannis Hegan .... effects makeup artist
Brian Hillard .... effects makeup artist
Mark Killingsworth .... effects makeup artist
Richard Kohlen .... key hair stylist
Harlow MacFarlane .... effects makeup artist
Sharon Markell .... second assistant hairstylist
Ann McLaren .... effects makeup artist
Holland Miller .... effects makeup artist
Jan Newman .... key makeup artist
Marcine Peter .... contact lens technician
Sarah Pickersgill .... effects makeup artist
Sam Polin .... effects makeup artist
Brad Proctor .... effects makeup artist
Jackie K. Seo .... effects makeup artist (as Jackie Seo)
Eric Skodis .... effects makeup artist
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... effects makeup artist
Stevie Williams .... contact lens technician
Production Management
George Horie .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graham Cairns .... third assistant director
Steven Catlin .... third assistant director (as Steve Catlin)
Vince Coates .... second assistant director
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Keith Arbuthnot .... model maker
Andras Bagoly .... assistant property master
Tom Baleshta .... property truck supervisor (as Thomas Baleshta)
Cal Barnett .... best greens
Chris Barrett .... scenic carpenter
Lyle Barwick .... scenic carpenter
Tor Baxter .... lead carpenter
Bryan Beckett .... lead laborer
Patrick Booker .... lead carpenter
Linda Chiz .... scenic painter
David Clarke .... assistant art director
Scott Clatney .... scenic artist: set
Kevin Cockell .... props buyer
Rick Colledge .... set painter
Peter Christian Combe .... scenic artist (as Peter Combe)
Steve Craine .... paint coordinator
Lawrence A. Crowell .... set painter
Rick De Coine .... scenic painter
Pieter B. De Neeve .... lead carpenter (as Pieter de Neeve)
Jay Delbeke .... model maker
Paco Don .... model maker
Raymond Don .... model maker
Paxton Downard .... model maker
Troy Eirich .... assistant property master
Tony Fiorese .... lead metal fabricator
Jo Ann Frappier .... construction laborer
Ward Galvin .... construction foreman
Roy Gervais .... lead carpenter
Kenny Gibbs .... property master (as Kenny L. Gibbs)
Boyd Godfrey .... signwriter
Sandy Hegyi .... computer numerical control operator
Tim Higgins .... lead dresser
Christopher Hunt .... scenic painter
Martin Hunter .... model maker
Douglas Jang .... construction foreman (as Doug Jang)
Dave G. Jones .... paint foreman (as David Jones)
Aaron Jordan .... head sculptor
Kevin Kasper .... lead dresser
John B. Keys .... lead painter (as John Keys)
Jennifer Kidd .... art department assistant
Ken Laderoute .... scenic carpenter
Tyler Lavoie .... scenic painter
Tracy Licenik .... model maker
Jason McKenna .... lead carpenter
Jerry McLaughlin .... scenic artist
Sheila Millar .... assistant art director
Michael Molson .... assistant set decorator (as Mike Molson)
Darren Moore .... greensperson
John Noel .... lead carpenter
Mario Orologio .... lead metal fabricator
Mike Osborne .... lead carpenter
Henry Parker .... lead carpenter
Yvonne Peddemors .... scenic artist
Daniel Pokorny .... model maker
Mathew Pooley .... scenic artist (as Matt Pooley)
Jarami Reid .... model maker
Ian Reiman .... lead carpenter
Jason Renker .... painter
Jo Riley .... scenic artist
Al Schedler .... set buyer
Christopher Schifferns .... model maker
Doug Schmidt .... lead carpenter
Russell Shiels .... lead carpenter
Claes St. Cyr .... plasterer
Spencer Stevenson .... lead carpenter
G. Scott Stewart .... construction buyer
Claude Turcotte .... greensperson
Joel Turner .... head greensperson
Stephen Vance .... lead painter
Roger Ventura .... model maker
Shane Wanless .... on-set dresser
Scott Wellenbrink .... construction coordinator
Aaron Wells .... additional carpenter
Colin White .... lead carpenter
Darren Wright .... model maker
Kevin Yanciw .... additional carpenter
Scott Young .... model maker
Darcy Yurchuk .... lead painter
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Cameron Foodikoff .... sound assistant
Vince Gutierrez .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Graeme Hughes .... re-recording mixer
Kirby Jinnah .... dialogue editor
Devan Kraushar .... sound designer
Jim Lacamel .... boom operator
Glen Noseworthy .... foley recordist
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Greg Ripes .... mastering engineer
Greg Ripes .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
William Skinner .... production sound mixer (as Bill Skinner)
Janice Thompson .... assistant dialogue editor
James Wallace .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Gordon Bellamy .... head model maker
Wray J. Douglas .... special effects supervisor (as Wray Douglas)
Nick Lawson .... special effects shop coordinator
Glen Marinello .... special effects crew
Todd Masters .... prosthetic effects designer and creator
Bill Pankiw .... special effects best boy
Nicholas Podbrey .... coordinator: MastersFX
Greg Pyne .... special effects crew
Dan Rebert .... prosthetic effects designer and creator
Mike Splatt .... special effects technician
Scott Stofer .... special effects coordinator
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects assistant
Brad Zehr .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Stephen Bahr .... visual effects coordinator
Justin Brekke .... digital film i/o technician
Michelle Comens .... visual effects supervisor
Natalia Diaz .... junior compositor
Carina Dielissen Hunt .... playback artist
Rob Fitzsimmons .... junior compositor
Janice Groom .... in-house visual effects coordinator
Erica Henderson .... lead compositor
Tia Hoshizaki .... roto artist (as Tia Drakes)
Viv Jim .... compositor
James Kawano .... visual effects artist (as James Yukio Kawano)
Michael Lowes .... visual effects artist
Kodie Mackenzie .... compositor
Billy Martin .... on-set playback technician
Krista McLean .... digital matte painter
Krista McLean .... playback supervisor
Julia Oya .... playback artist (as Julie Oya)
James Raiz .... visual effects artist
Jesse Rieger .... visual effects IT support
Shareef Shanawany .... visual effects artist
Christopher Stewart .... in-house digital supervisor
Craig Van Den Biggelaar .... darkroom digital effects supervisor (as Craig Vandenbiggelaar)
Blair Walters .... on-set playback technician
Dylan Yastremski .... roto artist
Gordon Bellamy .... digital scanning: polymorph3d (uncredited)
James Bamford .... fight coordinator
Shawn Beaton .... stunts
Noah Beggs .... stunts
Clint Carleton .... stunts
Mike Carpenter .... stunts (as Michael Carpenter)
Lance Gibson .... stunt performer
Ernie Jackson .... stunts (as Ernest Jackson)
Mike Mitchell .... stunts
Efosa Otuomagie .... stunts
Jeffrey C. Robinson .... stunts (as Jeffrey Robinson)
Nicole Rudell .... stunts
Dan Shea .... stunt coordinator
Loyd Bateman .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven A. Adelson .... camera operator: "a" camera, Steadicam operator (as Steven Adelson)
Artino Ahmadi .... second camera assistant
Richard Boisvert .... lighting board operator
Anthony Creery .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Stan Dim .... grip lead hand set-up
Damon Faulkner .... best boy rigging grip
Dave Ferreira .... key grip (as David Ferreira)
Dean Friss .... first camera assistant
Ashton Harmon .... camera trainee
Cory Hodson .... chief lighting technician
Phillipe Lacroix .... best boy electric (as Philippe Lacroix)
Mark Leiterman .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Brian Lymer .... generator operator (as Bryan Lymer)
Morgan MacLaughlin .... second camera assistant
Terry McEwen .... first camera assistant
Morgan McLachlan .... assistant camera
Mike Mossman .... best boy grip
Christian Rayner .... rigging gaffer
Eike Schroter .... stills camera department photographer
Paul Sheridan .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Andrew D. Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Andy Wilson)
Keith Woods .... rigging best boy
Ken Young .... key rigging grip
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Elisa Bayley .... casting assistant: Canada
Sean Cossey .... casting: Canada
Sandra Couldwell .... extras casting
Jennifer Lurey .... casting assistant: US
J.J. Ogilvy .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nora Bautista .... seamstress
Gloria Chan .... seamstress
Barbara Gasior .... seamstress
Slavica Grkavac .... cutter
Lana S. Krause .... costume coordinator (as Lana Krause)
Julia Linn .... cutter (as Julia Lin)
Joan Lovett .... costume breakdown
Laurel Morgan .... extras costumer
Kieu Nguyen .... cutter
Jody Leanne Petford .... costumer: performers (as Jodie Petford)
Elizabeth Raap .... assistant costume designer
Nicola Ryall .... set supervisor
Meg Schmon .... extras costumer
Debbie Winston .... seamstress
Roma Wnuk .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Michael Eliot .... post production consultant
Adrian Green .... colorist: dailies
Achim Kapitza .... colorist
Greg Krantz .... on-line editor
Doug Oke .... assistant editor
Marcus Onischak .... post-production assistant (as Marcus Todd Onischak)
Fred W. Richters .... on-line editor
Greta Schell .... post-production assistant
James Telfer .... colorist
Music Department
David Arnold .... composer: original themes
James Baxter .... chief engineer: FreeClyde Studio
Rick Chadock .... music editor
George Gallegos .... music coordinator
Lord Hillary Grogsweed .... conductor
Lord Hillary Grogsweed .... orchestrator
Kory Kruckenberg .... assistant recording engineer
Jon Schluckebier .... scoring stage manager
Simon St. James .... music contractor
Brian Valentino .... recording engineer
Transportation Department
Charlie Brown .... driver
Matt Brown .... transportation co-captain
Lennard H. Chan .... transportation coordinator (as Lennard Chan)
John Derushie .... driver
Don Dykens .... transportation captain
Harry Hachey .... driver
Dixie Halldorsen .... driver
Gary Horn .... driver
Dale Johnson .... driver
Robert Kurzac .... transportation security captain
Dave Kvasheninikoff .... driver
John G. Oliver .... driver (as John Oliver)
Steve Symchyck .... driver
Other crew
Carole Appleby .... promotions coordinator
Tanja Balic .... first assistant production office coordinator
Lawren Bancroft-Wilson .... assistant to producers
Will Baum .... catering: Star Lit Catering
Melanie Callaghan .... key production assistant
Jeny Cassady .... puppeteer: Thor
Nathan Conchie .... office production assistant
Mary Danner .... technical advisor: US Air Force (as Captain Mary Danner)
Lorne Davidson .... location manager
Chris Deaver .... assistant chef
Shelly Devuyst .... stand-in
Herbert Duncanson .... stand-in
Kathy Eyre Candiago .... accounting clerk (as Kathy Candiago)
Nicole Forest .... production accountant
Rob Fournier .... armorer (as Rob Fornier)
Janet Glowa .... assistant production coordinator
Meaghan Goldstraw .... key location pa
Brandon Gowing .... key location pa
Linda-Lisa Hayter .... script supervisor
Carol Horn .... legal counsel
Laureen Hui .... assistant accountant (as Loreen Hui)
Tony N. Kung'u .... assistant to executive producer (as Tony Ng'ung'ui Kung'u)
Alex Levine .... script coordinator
David Magee .... production office coordinator
Dominic Main .... assistant location manager
Finn Michael .... stand-in
Anthea Morrison .... assistant chef
Glenn Mowatt .... craft service
Glenn Mowatt .... first aid
Brigitte Prochaska .... unit publicist
Steve Risa .... chef
Kinnon Ross .... trainee assistant location manager
Nicole Rudell .... stand-in
Trudi Thorwaldson .... co-accountant
D. Aubrey White .... production assistant
Carl Binder .... the producers wish to thank
Charles Cohen .... the producers wish to thank
Martin Gero .... the producers wish to thank
Joseph Mallozzi .... the producers wish to thank
Alan McCullough .... the producers wish to thank
James Alfred Menard .... the producers wish to thank (as Jim Menard)
Paul Mullie .... the producers wish to thank
Martin Wood .... the producers wish to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Ark of Truth" - USA (short title)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (5.1 surround)

Did You Know?

In an interview Michael Shanks revealed there was an alternate ending shot for the film. Following Landry telling him that the Ark being stored in Area 51 is out of his hands, Daniel meets with the team. He convinces them that it is too dangerous to be left in the government's hands and they agree. They then plan and execute a raid on the facility and take back the Ark. Shanks said he isn't quite sure why it was cut other than the fact that maybe the movie had "too many endings".See more »
Continuity: When walking through the snowy/rocky area Teal'c's gray patch moves from the right side of his head to the left side.See more »
Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell:Hey kids, guess what?
Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell:[after a pause, sounds of shooting in background] We are under fire.
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Movie Connections:
References "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as I imagined!, 24 April 2010
Author: brandon_lee420 from 21 Stalker St, Pedo Way

The last ever episode for Stargate SG-1 was one that you could remember forever because it defined the team SG-1 as heroic, stubborn, smart, funny, and, no matter what, they had a solution for everything (a bit like Mcgyver). The last episode was intense, emotional, and sad (Teal'c is older than everyone by 50 years or something), so it seemed like the perfect episode except that they didn't tell you what happened to the Ori. Your hopes are dashed when you find out that the Ori's fate is unknown. You do a bit of searching around when you see Stargate: The Ark of Truth. You immediately buy it, hoping that this will answer everything. The film is a great addition to the Stargate franchise because it does contain action, laughs, a weird-kind-of story, and it is way more longer so you get to watch the fun more than forty-three minutes. The team is still looking at the clues at what happened to the Ori but when they find out that they are not dead, they go in search of an artifact called The Ark Of Truth, a device which tell the truth about anything if seen by the eyes. Their goal is exactly that but there are others who are after it. The film re-introduces the Replicators back but are they helping the good side or the bad side. The performances are not very different from what you saw in the series but I have to give two thumbs up to Christopher Judge for his great performance as Teal'c, Ben Browder for his jokes and slight remarks during bad times (never did get to fill Richard Dean Anderson's shoes though), Morena Baccarin for her villainous role but she did slack at the end, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks along with Amanda Tapping for there integrity and, often, funny jokes. Beau Bridges was great as well! I was a bit disappointed at the ending because it is so un-Stargate like and it didn't even have a twist but it did leave space for some more Stargate films. I loved the atmosphere in the film as well, especially the part where Teal'c is walking with a wound on his back because that part was really beautiful and the camera angle was perfect. The film should have had an cameo by Richard Dean Anderson because he would have been a relief to see in this film. The film is recommended for anyone who enjoys the series and is compulsory to watch since it tells you what happens to the Ori.

The film starts off with the SG-1 on the ruined planet Dakara, searching around for The Ark of Truth when the Ori appear out of nowhere. A squad of Ori soldiers led by Tomin, husband of Vala Mal Doran, ask SG-1 to surrender and they do. An prior comes between them and when things get heated, Tomin kills the prior and gains the teams trust. Later.... SG-1 embark into the Ori Galaxy on the ship Odyssey with an International Oversight Committee agent between them monitoring the mission. The agent makes a mistake which puts everyone's life in danger aboard the ship and also risks the failure of the mission. Will SG-1 overcome the mistake done by the agent and destroy the Ori, or will they perish and let the universe be converted?

The dialog is slightly better and funnier than season nine and tens. It is in a way more grimmer than ever. The action is obvious and no different from what you see in the series, so to put it straight it sucks. The fight at the end was so messy and weird, you didn't even know which one was which. The plot is straight forward and contains no twists (damn) but enjoy the film for what it is. The music and soundtrack can never get old, even if you have heard it 212 times and I loved hearing the metallic-sort-of music at the beginning. Epic! If you like this, I also recommend: Firefly (stars Morena Baccarin), Serenity, V, Battlestar Galactica, and Stargate Atlantis. 7.5/10

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