|Directed by||Roland Emmerich|
|Written by||Roland Emmerich|
|Produced by||Dean Devlin|
|Starring||Kurt Russell |
|Music by||David Arnold|
|28 October, 1994|
Stargate is a 1994 science fiction movie, starring Kurt Russell as Colonel Jonathan Jack O'Neil, James Spader as Dr. Daniel Jackson and Jaye Davidson as Ra.
Although the movie got mixed reviews from movie critics, it did very well at the box office with a revenue of $196.6 million, which was nearly four times higher than its budget of $55 million. The financial success of this movie also started the Hollywood career of Roland Emmerich and it became a cult movie.
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In a dig at Giza in 1928, scientists find a big metalic ring inscribed with hieroglyphics. Archeologist Doctor Daniel Jackson is called by the U.S. Air Force to translate hieroglyphics on the ring. They find out that the ring is actually a piece of alien technology that creates wormholes to transport people across the universe. A military team under the command of the U.S. Air Force Colonel Jonathan Jack O'Neil goes through the stargate with Jackson, and after the journey find out that they cannot get back to Earth. They find a city of ancient Egyptian-like people under the tyrannical rule of Ra, who is an alien posing as their god. They eventually kill Ra with a nuclear blast and figure out how to get back to Earth, but Jackson gets married and stays on the planet.
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Other websites[change | change source]
- Stargate on IMDb
- MGM official site
- StarGate - The Motion Picture Fansite
- Stargate on IMDb
- GateGuide.net - The Stargate Website Directory
- Producer comments Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine from GateWorld. Visited May 14, 2006.
- English-language movies
- 1994 science fiction movies
- American science fiction movies
- French science fiction movies
- Movies set in Egypt
- Movies set in Colorado
- Movies set on fictional planets
- Movies about extraterrestrial life
- Movies about slavery
- Movies about nuclear war and weapons
- Movies directed by Roland Emmerich
- Cult movies