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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 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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French Stewart's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Stargate was initially tested with a probe, they had a system that indicated the probe's molecular deconstruction and a star map to show its location, which turned out to be "on the other side of the known Universe". Although by that point in the movie they had some general idea about Stargate's operation, it wouldn't be enough to construct devices capable of such functions, which go far beyond our present knowledge (the movie clearly implies that the events happen in the 20th century). In particular, a star map indicating the position "on the other side of the known Universe" simply cannot exist, if only because all existing star maps encompass only a small portion of our Galaxy, which is just a tiny speck compared to the size of the observable Universe. Somehow they managed to squeeze every star in the Universe into a glass board some 15 feet in length. 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

An issue of "SCI-FI Universe" June 1995, Talks about the original rough cut of Stargate that was over 3 hours long. Scenes that were discussed were: A sequence in Colonel Jack O'Neill (Kurt Russell) and Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) are trapped in a Sandstorm. A huge battle fought outside a city called "Nagada". A Big Subplot involving the Military and scientists, Fighting over the threat of the aliens on the otherside of the Stargate. A much longer fight between Jackson and Ra. Lots of scene extensions. And a lot of character driven plots. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stargate SG-1: Into the Fire (1999) See more »

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Potential!
18 May 2005 | by kersusSee 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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Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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