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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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Roland Emmerich
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Cast

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
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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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It Will Take You A Million Light Years From Home See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | France

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stargate See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,651,018, 30 October 1994

Gross USA:

$71,567,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,567,262
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The symbol for Orion that doctor Jackson identifies using the newspaper changes. In the earlier shots of the cover-stone, the lowest symbol lacks the arm and bow that we normally associate with Orion, and does not look like the symbol Jackson draws but when he goes over to the cover stone to compare the symbols (the arm and bow make a sudden, momentary, reappearance, just for that shot). Also, the computer image of the sixth symbol, which you see when they're activating the gate the first time, ALSO lacks the arm and bow. 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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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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User Reviews

 
CLASSIC. Without a doubt.
25 January 2006 | by darkpatriot85See all my reviews

Stargate is one of those great movies that hasn't got the respect it deserves. At first I thought the movie was about time travel since they go to a place that is like Ancient Egypt, which didn't really interest me at all. Then I caught an episode of the T.V. show and got curious. When I saw the movie I was blown away. The special effects were ones I had never really seen before (such as opening the Stargate for the first time). I was getting tired of seeing sci-fi movies where every alien race spoke perfect English and I thought I would experience that until the team met with the villagers which I thought was better. It's always cool to see Kurt Russel kicking ass in films. It was also different to see James Spader play the semi-nerdy guy instead of the asshole he mainly plays. I was also amazed when Roland Emmerich chose one of the simplest villains for a movie, an ancient Egyptian god. I watch this movie every week and I never get tired of it.


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