Alien

(1979)

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. Dan O'Bannon

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Ronald Shusett

    Story

  3. Ridley Scott

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Arthur Koblenz Dallas

  2. Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

    Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley

  3. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Joan Marie Lambert

  4. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Samuel Elias Brett

  5. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Gilbert Ward Kane

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 25, 1979
    R
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • June 21, 1979
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

  • December 2, 2003
    R
    Physical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $104,931,801.00

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