Stargate
Kurt Russell and Jaye Davidson


Overview - In this visually creative space adventure from the team that would go on to give the world INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA, a timid, glasses-wearing Egyptologist (James Spader) uncovers an ancient portal to another planet and is dispatched there forthwith--along with blundering, clodfooted government troops (led by Kurt Russell). The downtrodden populace they encounter, ruled by godlike, androgynous King Ra (Jaye Davidson, in his first role after becoming a star in THE CRYING GAME), must be led to literacy and freedom; Ra must be defeated; the intellectual must find his machismo; and our boys must return to Earth.

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Overview

In this visually creative space adventure from the team that would go on to give the world INDEPENDENCE DAY and GODZILLA, a timid, glasses-wearing Egyptologist (James Spader) uncovers an ancient portal to another planet and is dispatched there forthwith--along with blundering, clodfooted government troops (led by Kurt Russell). The downtrodden populace they encounter, ruled by godlike, androgynous King Ra (Jaye Davidson, in his first role after becoming a star in THE CRYING GAME), must be led to literacy and freedom; Ra must be defeated; the intellectual must find his machismo; and our boys must return to Earth.

Main Cast & Crew

Roland Emmerich - Director
Kurt Russell
James Spader
Jaye Davidson
Viveca Lindfors
Alexis Cruz
Mili Avital
Leon Rippy
John Diehl
Erick Avari

 
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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Ultimate Edition)
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012236125709
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: June 1997

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Movies > Science-Fiction/Fantasy

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Action
Adventure
Science-Fiction
Space Exploration
Recommended
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Space
Future/Futuristic Worlds

 
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Reviews:
"...For kids, there are relentless special effects....For adults, there is a smartly designed parallel universe....Plenty of enticing moments..." - 10/28/1994 New York Times, p.C6


"...Impressive-looking..." - 10/28/1994 USA Today, p.4D


"...Panache....[A] spectacle which crosses LAWRENCE OF ARABIA with STAR WARS..." -- Rating: B - 03/17/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.96-7


"...Spader is surprisingly funny and resilient..." - 10/28/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F15


4 stars out of 5 -- "This remains an uncharacteristically thoughtful sci-fi adventure..." - 05/01/2010 Empire

 
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