Stargate

Stargate

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Director: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson

     
 

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This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busilySee more details below

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This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily trying to convince a group of skeptics that the pyramids were not built by man, but by an extraterrestrial force. After the lecture, a military man approaches him and offers him a job translating the said ring; its inscriptions actually constitute a map to a massive stargate (or interstellar portal). The army sends over resident crackpot colonel Jack O'Neill (Kurt Russell) to travel through the stargate and see what's on the other side; Jackson accompanies him, and the two men turn up in a desert planet on the other side of the universe, with three moons in its sky. The world in question is ruled by Ra (Jaye Davidson), a hermaphroditic Egyptian sun god, who oppresses hordes of slave workers. Jackson and O'Neill then join forces to help the said workers revolt against their oppressor.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/1997
UPC:
0012236021339
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Live / Artisan
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kurt Russell Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil
James Spader Dr. Daniel Jackson
Jaye Davidson Ra
Viveca Lindfors Catherine
Alexis Cruz Skaara
Mili Avital Sha'uri
Leon Rippy General West
John Diehl Lieutenant Kawalsky
Erick Avari Kasuf
April Webster Actor
Djimon Hounsou Horus
French Stewart Lieutenant Feretti
Gianin Loffler Nabeh
Christopher John Fields Lieutenant Freeman
Jack Moore Lieutenant Reilly
David Pressman Assistant Lieutenant
Scott Smith Officer
Cecil Hoffmann Sarah O'Neil
Rae Allen Barbara Shore
Richard Kind Gary Meyers
John Storey Mitch
George Gray Technician
Erik Holland Prof.Langford
Gladys Holland Professor
Roger Til Professor
Kenneth Danziger Professor
Christopher West Professor
Robert Ackerman Companion
Frank Welker Mastadge

Technical Credits
Roland Emmerich Director,Screenwriter
David Arnold Score Composer
Patrick Beaufront Co-producer
Derek Brechin Editor
Dean Devlin Producer,Screenwriter
Michael J. Duthie Editor
Oliver Eberle Producer
Ute Emmerich Co-producer
Jim Erickson Set Decoration/Design
Marc Frydman Producer
Holger Gross Production Designer
Donald Heitzer Production Designer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
Steve Love Asst. Director
Philippe Maigret Producer
Joel B. Michaels Producer
Peter Murton Art Director
Greg Nelson Makeup
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Tatopoulos Special Effects
Ralph L. Thomas Producer
April Webster Casting
Peter Winther Associate Producer

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