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1994 Film Directed by Roland Emmerich and Written by Dean Devlin

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The movie that started the phenomenon...

  • Nov 19, 2009
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The Unknown is something moviegoers have been fascinated with for decades, I know I am. It's something that  makes you just wonder what is out there and what they want. Roland Emmerich's  Stargate does just that, it takes you on a wild and crazy ride to another galaxy and  throws you headlong into the movie that started the  phenomenon.

Stargate is an epic adventure set in our time  but it has one thing  it  has a giant  ring that  transport you to another world much similar to ours  and there lies the basis for this Sci-Fi action Drama centered around two very different men who step through the threshold  of the mysterious Stargate to another world of  unparalleled adventure. Stargate was and still is the benchmark film that started the phenomenon, it brought a whole new prospective to Sci-Fi like never before.

Kurt Russell is great as the  hardened Col. Jack O'Neil. He brings a subtle and very human quality to a stone cold character, Russell brings the power and strength to this film and is undeniable one of the most  memorable. James Spader brings the brains and  the heart to the film, Spader's performance is crucial to the film together him and Russell contrast each other nicely and play off each other well and bring this film to great standards. But all in all the cast does great here and  help make this one of the best Sci-Fi adventures of all time.

Stargate is as powerful as it is smart and mysterious, it's a film that you have to see to believe. It's a fantastic ride that has amazing visual effects, great acting, an original story  that is up there with the best. All in all Stragate is one gateway you'll want to step through.
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October 26, 2010
Yeah man this was a real good one, been a while since I watched it.
November 22, 2009
Found the original movie a 'yawner,' and, though I've tried twice, I could never get into the first STARGATE series. Passed on STARGATE: ATLANTIS b/c I've never heard anything positive. I have watched STARGATE UNIVERSE, and, for the most part, I'm digging it.
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Quick Tip by . November 23, 2009
Years later, I still don't understand fandom's fascination with this movie.
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Stargate is a science fiction film starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.  It was directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Dean Devlin.  It was released on October 28th 1994.

In 1997, the hit television show,Stargate SG-1 was created based on Emmerich and Roland's film.

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Cast: Kurt Russell
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: October 28th 1994
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Dean Devlin
DVD Release Date: October 23rd 2001
Runtime: 120mins.
Studio: MGM
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