1994 • 121 minutes
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Kurt Russell ("Escape From New York"), James Spader ("Supernova) and Academy Award® nominee Jaye Davidson ("The Crying Game") head the cast in this sweeping science fiction adventure that started it all. Set against the wondrous backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza, "Stargate" tells the story of two very different men -- tough-minded military man Colonel Jack O'Neil and brilliant Egyptologist Daniel Jackson -- who join forces to unravel the mystery of a curious artifact, a StarGate, which could reveal the origin of civilization. O'Neil leads Jackson and a reconnaissance team through the StarGate, which transports them millions of light years from Earth where they are stranded on a strange and alien planet. When the enigmatic ruler of this extraordinary world, Ra, discovers that the doorway to Earth can be reopened, he devises a deadly plot. Racing against time, O'Neil and Jackson must overcome Ra if they are to save Earth and find a way back home.

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