Synopsis: In 1928, in Egypt, a strange device is found by an expedition. In the present days, the outcast linguist Dr. Daniel Jackson is invited by a mysterious woman to decipher an ancient hieroglyph in a military facility. Soon he finds that the device was developed by an advanced civilization and opens a portal to teletransport to another planet. Dr. Jackson is invited to join a military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil that will explore the new world. They find a land that recalls Egypt and humans in a primitive culture that worship and are slaves to Ra, the God of the Sun. But soon they discover the secret of the mysterious "stargate".
Director(s): Roland Emmerich
Production: Artisan Home Entertainment
  6 wins & 6 nominations.
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116 min




We found something beautiful!

I don't believe it!

Big, big, big surprise!

Over here!


Dr Langford, hello.

What have we here?

Cover stones.

It's fantastic.



What in God's name is that?

I wish I knew.

There are symbols

painted everywhere.

Names, titles of owners,

lists of offerings.

All major structures at the time...

...were covered with hieroglyphics.

When will

the academic community accept...

...the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty...

...did not build the Great Pyramid?

Look, look...

Inside the most incredible

structure ever erected...

...there are no writings whatsoever.

Doctor Jackson!

You left out the fact

that Colonel Vyse...


quarrymen's inscriptions...

...of Khufu's name

within the pyramid.

Uh, his discovery was a fraud.

Well, I hope you can prove it.

Who do you think

built the pyramids?

I don't have any idea. I mean...

Men from Atlantis?

Or Martians, perhaps?

The point is not who built them,

but when they were built.

I mean, we all know... geological evidence

dates the Sphinx...

...back to a much earlier period.

I think we have

to begin to re-evaluate...


we've come to accept about...

I mean, I've been able to show...

...a fully developed

writing system...


in the first two dynasties.

You know, which...

Almost as if it was based...

...on an even earlier prototype.

Is there a lunch or something

that everybody...

- Doctor Jackson?

- What? Yes?

Someone wants to speak with you.

The Air Force?

What's this? What is this?

Step over to the car, please.


- We goin' somewhere?

- You'll be fine.

We'll take care of these.


...those your parents?

Foster parents.

What is this all about?

A job.

What kind of a job?


Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.


I'm gonna go now.

Go where? You've just been evicted

from your apartment.

Your grants have run out.

Everything you own

are in those two bags.

You want to prove

that your theories are right?

This is your chance.

What's this?

Travel plans.


Mrs O'Neil?

Come on in.

Mrs O'Neil, is your husband home?


Might we be able to speak with him?

You can try.

Excuse me, Colonel O'Neil.

We're from General West's office.


We're here to inform you

that you've been reactivated.

That guy's a mess.

How'd he get like that?

His kid died.

Accidentally shot himself.





Always happens when I travel.

There you go.


Doctor Jackson?

Doctor Gary Meyers. How are you?

What is this place?

Nuclear missile silo.

But it's been converted.

- Barbara Shore.

- Hello.

Okay, Jackson.

- Welcome.

- Hello!


Where'd you find this?

Giza Plateau, 1928.

I've never seen anything like this.

Of course you haven't.

No-one has.

There's two lines of hieroglyphs.

The inner track

has the classic figures.

But the outer track is like

the cartouche in the centre.

It's got writing

unlike we've ever found before.

Those aren't hieroglyphics.

It might be some form

of hieratic or maybe cuneiform.

The translation

of the inner track is wrong.

Must've used Budge. I don't know

why they keep reprinting him.

Excuse me?

What... what are you doing?

We... we've used

every known technique.

That's a curious word to use

- "Gebbeh".


Then an adverbial "sedjem-en-ef".

Then "sealed"...

...and "buried".

Excuse me.

What are you... what are you doing?

It's not "coffin".

It's "for all time".

Who the hell translated this?

I... I did.

It should read

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Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment. more…

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