Stargate (1994)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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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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  • Mili Avital in Stargate (1994)
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Trivia

Although the planet visited through the Stargate is never referred to by name throughout the length of the movie, its spin-off television series Stargate SG-1 (1997) would later reveal the planet's name to be Abydos. While it says in the movie that the planet is ... ...


Quotes

Arabic Interpreter: Professor!
Arabic Interpreter: Professor! We found something beautiful!
Prof. Langford: Ja?
Arabic Interpreter: Oh, yes! Big, big, big surprise!


Goofs

When Daniel exits the secure area to get water for the coffee pot, the 'guard' looks up expectantly at Daniel who shows his ID badge before getting the water. He then walks back into the secure area unchallenged (right before he takes the newspaper from the guard). He wouldn't need to be challenged to leave the secure area, only to return. Even though he was still within eyesight of the 'guard', any military person involved in security would still need to see is ID badge before re-entering the secure area.


Alternate Versions

Details of the additional scenes included in the longer 9 minute version release by Artisan on DVD

  • An additional scene added straght in at the beginning immediately after the opening titles (originally it faded to the dig at giza) shows the entirety of the scene where Ra takes over the body of the caveboy showing the cavemen running from the light in the sky and showing him walking towards it. From this point it fades to the original opening scene at the Giza dig.
  • Moments after the stargate has been hoisted up by the workmen at the Giza dig, people notice that there is something underneath it: a group of the Hora guards encased in the stone. The director's commentary on the DVD states that these are other guards that have come through the gate after it was sealed and were re-integrated straight into the stone.
  • In the scene after the stargate has been opened for the first time and the military are checking the pictures of the marking of the gate on the other gate, after James Spader says he is 'positive' he can decipher the symbols, Kurt Russel's character turns and says "it's your call" in the theatrical version. In the special edition the line has been re-dubbed by him saying instead now "he's full of shit" - presumably this was done for rating purposes of the theatrical release.
  • An additional scene before Kurt Russell is gearing up with the group about to go through the stargate, shows him going to a secured area to look at the stone/fossil Hora's.
  • When the army group are setting up the camp in the desert there is a longer scene where the group discuss more about how the stargate works and how they are going to get back to Earth. The scene during the sandstorm inside the pyramid is also extended with more footage of them talking about the sandstorm and how they are going to get back to earth.
  • When the sandstorm initially hits at the nagada village and Kurt Russell, James Spader and the others are locked inside the city, they decide that they do not want to stay and decide to leave; when the natives try to stop them Kurt Russell shoots at the ground to frightem them off. The boy (whom he later befriends) takes him up above to see the sandstorm approach. After this, a native that they were holding at gunpoint is released and Jackson comments "Sandstorm, that would have been a brilliant reason to shoot everyone".
  • The scene when James Spader awakes in the sarcophagus after being killed is extended, showing him walking towards Ra's chamber, seeing a cat sitting on Ra's throne.
  • When James Spader turns and shoots at Ra instead of his comrades so that they can flee, there are several extended cuts put in. Originally they were just ushered away by the natives, in the special edition they ride away on one of the Mastadges. Kurt Russell and James Spader are then seen lost in a sandstorm and found by the boys, and taken to the caves (which is in the theatrical edition); an additional scene after this sees the boys feeding the Mastadges outside the caves.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

28 October 1994

Language

English, Norwegian, Swedish, Egyptian (Ancient), Arabic


Country of Origin

France, USA

Filming Locations

Ballroom, Park Plaza Hotel - 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,020,239 (UK) (20 January 1995)

Gross:

$71,565,669 (USA)

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