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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.


Roland Emmerich
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
James Spader ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson ... Ra
Viveca Lindfors ... Catherine Langford
Alexis Cruz ... Skaara
Mili Avital ... Sha'uri
Leon Rippy ... General W.O. West
John Diehl ... Lieutenant Kawalsky
Carlos Lauchu ... Anubis
Djimon Hounsou ... Horus (as Djimon)
Erick Avari ... Kasuf
French Stewart ... Lieutenant Ferretti
Gianin Loffler ... Nabeh
Christopher John Fields ... Freeman
Derek Webster ... Brown


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Although he had played a few bit parts before, this film has the first substantial supporting role for Djimon Hounsou (credited as Djimon). On the DVD commentary track, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich proudly mention that although Steven Spielberg gave Hounsou his big breakthrough in Amistad (1997), they 'discovered' him before that. See more »


During the dial up as the chevrons are locking, the symbols on the computer screens do not match up with what is on the Stargate. 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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Alternate Versions

Special edition released on Laserdisc and US video substitutes alternate footage for some scenes and includes 9 minutes of additional material. See more »

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12 July 2020 | by waynegavin1See all my reviews

If you are intrigued by the wonder of ancient EGYPT and have an open mind no matter how fantastic the THEORY then this movie will provide food for thought,you know us meager humans once thought the earth was flat but it was our drive for discovery that contradicted that THEORY and now those sea faring wooden crafts that sailed man to the edge of this planet are replaced with space faring technological crafts that will take us to the boundaries of our known galaxy and then we must be prepared for common THEORY to be wrong again because lets face it we simply haven't got there yet and speculation simply wont suffice.This SCI-FI adventure plays on the ALIEN influence associated with ancient EGYPT and suggests that this planet was pre-inhabited long before our brains evolved enough to contemplate such things,an interplanetary device is discovered in EGYPT in 1928 and remains dormant for almost 70 years until a bumbling scientist is enrolled to crack the HIEROGLYPHIC code....new worlds await beyond mankind's imagination and the search for extraterrestrial life beckons on the other side of a tranquility portal...original idea for the SCI-FI genre thats intriguing and suggestive towards an ever growing belief that questions our existence and history...well worth a watch.

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Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,651,018, 30 October 1994

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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