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Story

Before they unleashed the idiotic mayhem of Independence Day and Godzilla, the idea-stealing team of director Roland Emmerich and producer-screenwriter Dean Devlin concocted this hokey hit about the discovery of an ancient portal capable of zipping travelers to "the other side of the known universe." James Spader plays the Egyptologist who successfully translates the Stargate's hieroglyphic code, and then joins a hawkish military unit (led by Kurt Russell) on a reconnaissance mission to see what's on the other side. They arrive on a desert world with cultural (and apparently supernatural) ties to Earth's ancient Egypt, where the sun god Ra (played by Jaye Davidson from The Crying Game) rules a population of slaves with armored minions and startlingly advanced technology. After being warmly welcomed into the slave camp, the earthlings encourage and support a rebellion, and while Russell threatens to blow up the Stargate to prevent its use by enemy forces, the movie collapses into a senseless series of action scenes and grandiose explosions. It's all pretty ridiculous, but Stargate found a large and appreciative audience, spawned a cable-TV series, and continues to attract science fiction fans who are more than willing to forgive its considerable faults. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Kurt RussellCol. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
James SpaderDr. Daniel Jackson
Alexis CruzSkaara
Viveca LindforsCatherine Langford
Mili AvitalSha'uri
John DiehlLieutenant Kawalsky
Leon RippyGeneral W.O. West
Carlos LauchuAnubis
Djimon HounsouHorus
Erick AvariKasuf
French StewartLieutenant Ferretti
Richard KindGary Meyers
Frank WelkerMastadge

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 124 Minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 Anamorp
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 28, 1994
  • Ratings
    EuropePG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 17, 1997
    EuropeOct 15, 2001
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