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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. But will it bring you back? See more »


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

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France | USA

Release Date:

28 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stargate: La puerta del tiempo See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby SR | SDDS

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2.39 : 1
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When Ra lands his ship on the pyramids, there is more gun cocking than there are guns. 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!
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Almost Twenty Years Later and after Watching at Least Six Times, the Timeless "Stargate" is still a Fantastic Sci-Fi
21 September 2013 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader) 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 (Kurt Russell) 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".

"Stargate" is still a fantastic sci-fi after almost twenty years and watching it at least six times. The story is intriguing and entwines action with humor and romance. The cast is excellent, with Kurt Russell and James Spade in the top of their careers. The special effects are still great after almost twenty years. And the haunting music score completes this timeless classic sci-fi with a touch of class. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Stargate - A Chave para o Futuro da Humanidade" ("Stargate – The Key for the Future of Mankind")

Note: On 18 May 2017, I saw this film again.


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