7.1/10
162,024
264 user 91 critic

Stargate (1994)

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director:

Roland Emmerich
Reviews
Popularity
1,354 ( 253)

Watch Now

From $7.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

SG-1 search for an Ancient artifact called the Ark of Truth to finally defeat the Ori. However, the Ark is in the Ori's galaxy.

Director: Robert C. Cooper
Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge
Stargate: Continuum (Video 2008)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Director: Martin Wood
Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge
Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith
Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
Edit

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 Christopher John Fields ... Freeman
Derek Webster ... Brown
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It will take you a million light years from home. But will it bring you back? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

France | USA

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stargate: La puerta del tiempo See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$71,565,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,600,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The early pre-release screenings of the movie were disastrous. The percentage of the audience who liked the movie fell into the mid-30s, and Executive Producer Mario Kassar realized the main problem was that the plot made zero sense. His solution: have the Ra character's dialogue subtitled, and made into information that presented a clear storyline. When these changes were made, the subsequent test screenings produced an overwhelming majority of positive reviews, and this carried the movie into becoming one of the surprise hits of fall 1994. See more »

Goofs

The premise is that the glyphs represent star constellations which are used as a kind of coordinate system. If that were so, then the problem on the other side would not be to find some tablets to help decipher the symbols. The actual problem would have been that the star constellations look completely different when seen from a different planet thousands of light-years away. In fact, with changes of magnitude, some stars might not be visible at all, while other stars form completely different constellations when watching the night sky from the remote planet. So you would have to observe the night sky until you found all the constellations used on the remote gate, but even if you identified them, you would have no clue where Earth was in that second coordinate system. However the Ancients seem to have already taken this into account, with the stargate addresses being specific to each stargate (As Daniel points out when they see video of the other stargate from the probe footage "These markings are different. They don't match the symbols on our gate."). Therefore, all they would need is the cartouche on the Abados cover stones in order to have the location of Earth ... which they had, but what they DIDN'T have was the symbol for the point of origin, Abados (the pyramid with 3 moons). With a one-to-one relationship, stargate addressing wasn't an issue with this movie, however it BECAME an issue when they made the movie into a TV series (SG1), with Abados having multiple addresses it could dial to. 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!
See more »

Connections

References Heavy Metal (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
An amazing story...
12 April 2005 | by back_blastSee all my reviews

Stargate is a terrific movie that has produced 2 hit TV shows, conventions and fans from all over the world. This movie started it all. I found it in my Uncle's basement and decided to watch it. It has an interesting storyline tying in Ancient Egyptian Mythology to make it even more interesting. It's about a struggling archaeologist with strange ideas about the gods and rulers of Ancient Egypt. Only one person is willing to believe him, and recruits him for a translator. What they find is even more amazing than they expected.

It's a highly underrated movie, in my opinion it's better than most sci-fi movies and very interesting.


101 of 130 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 264 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed