In 1928 Egypt, archeologists uncover a gigantic stone ring that, decades later, is found to be an interplanetary nexus. Air Force officer Col. Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell) and scientist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) head up a military expedition through the Stargate that lands them on a distant desert planet where they must help a primitive society in its struggle against an alien dictator (Jaye Davidson) and his jackal-helmeted minions. With Viveca Lindfors, Alexis Cruz. 119 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.0; audio commentary; biographies; deleted scenes; theatrical trailers.