Plot: When Professor Daniel Jackson innocently accepts the offer of a mysterious woman to decode an ancient Egyptian artifact known only as the Stargate, he unwittingly takes the first step on an epic adventure that will span galaxies and decide the fate of an entire planet. Colonel Jack O’Neil, a true soldier with nerves of steel and a tragic past, is brought back to active duty to commandeer the first trip through the Stargate. On a desert planet on the far side of the universe, Jackson and O’Neil must battle the powerful alien Sun God, Ra (Jaye Davidson). At stake: the freedom of an ancient civilization from slavery and any chance of ever getting home!
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence
Directed By: Roland Emmerich
Written By: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin
Production: Canal+, Centropolis Film Productions, Carolco Pictures
In Theaters: October 28, 1994
Box Office: $71,565,669 (USA)
Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 1 hr. 56 mins.