Alien

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Overview

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

  1. Ronald Shusett

    Writer

  2. Dan O'Bannon

    Screenplay

  3. Ridley Scott

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

    Ripley

  2. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Dallas

  3. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Lambert

  4. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Brett

  5. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Kane

  6. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Ash

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $104,931,801.00

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Release Information

  • May 25, 1979
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • June 21, 1979
    Theatrical
  • December 2, 2003
    R, Physical

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A review by Patrick E. Abe

8.0
By Patrick E. Abe

Described by Roger Ebert as a "trapped in a haunted house" movie, this movie set the bar for Horror in the Summer.

The "Nostromo," like "Star Wars" spacecraft, looks worn and in use, compared to the "just out of the box" look of "Star Trek" spacecraft. (And I'm a fan of the "Star Trek" universe!) The claustrophobic feel of the "Nostromo" is due to "filming inside of a tube" location shooting next seen in "Das Boot."

A band of "space truckers" are awakened from hibernation, and are shocked to find that they are only half way home. The Company orders them to investigate an Alien transmiss... read the rest.

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