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.


Col. Jonathan ‘Jack’ O’Neil – Kurt Russell
Dr. Daniel Jackson – James Spader
Skaara – Alexis Cruz
Catherine Langford – Viveca Lindfors
Sha’uri – Mili Avital
Lieutenant Kawalsky – John Diehl
General W.O. West – Leon Rippy

Anubis – Carlos Lauchu
Horus – Djimon Hounsou
Kasuf – Erick Avari
Lieutenant Ferretti – French Stewart
Nabeh – Gianin Loffler
Ra – Jaye Davidson
Freeman – Christopher John Fields
Brown – Derek Webster
Reilly – Jack Moore