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This lucrative, elephantine-budgeted sci-fi opus paved the way for director Roland Emmerich's mega-hit Independence Day (1996). The story commences in Giza, Egypt, circa 1928, where an archaeological expedition unearths an ancient ring with cryptic hieroglyphs. The film then moves to the present day, where Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is busily trying to convince a group of skeptics that the pyramids were not built by man, but by an extraterrestrial force. After the lecture, a
Oct 28, 1994 Wide
Jun 17, 1997
Artisan Home Entertainment
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What Emmerich achieves is a sense of grand scale that makes the film fun to watch as a space adventure.
"Has matured wonderfully, sustaining as a curious genre exercise in blockbuster yearn marked by surprising buoyancy, madly entertaining performances, and a fertile cinematic imagination behind the camera not yet corrupted by massive box office success."
- Lieutenant Kawalsky: [Jackson sneezes hard] Cold?
- Dr. Daniel Jackson: Allergies: always happens when I travel.
- Dr. Daniel Jackson: [Kasuf gestures towards his village] He's inviting us to go with him.
- Lieutenant Kawalsky: How can you be so sure?
- Dr. Daniel Jackson: Because he's...
- Dr. Daniel Jackson: [repeats gesture] inviting us to go with him.
- Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neil: Give my regards to King Tut asshole!
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