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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
... Dr. Daniel Jackson
... Ra
... Catherine Langford
... Skaara
... Sha'uri
... General W.O. West
... Lieutenant Kawalsky
... Anubis
... Horus (as Djimon)
... Kasuf
... Lieutenant Ferretti
... Nabeh
Christopher John Fields ... Freeman
... 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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stargate: La puerta del tiempo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$71,565,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,600,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the DVD commentary, the group of scantily-clad youths, which surround Ra, were intentionally included to create unease in the audience. See more »

Goofs

The pace at which the bomb's timer ticks down changes several times. 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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Potential!
18 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

What grabbed me about this movie was the potential it had. There was just so much that could be done with this dynamite idea. That alone made this an essential part of my movie collection.

The movie itself is quite average and while worth seeing, isn't going to knock your socks off. The acting is from adequate to good; the effects were well done and quite nicely not overdone.

So it's a fantastic idea that wasn't ruined, but isn't spectacular. The actors carry themselves well and this is a worthy addition to any sci-fi collection (especially those who like the idea of alternate history for mankind - See Alien vs. Predator).

I normally don't write such quick reviews, but this is what I felt about the movie and I think that much more would give away too much for those who haven't seen it.


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