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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story, all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

  1. James Cameron

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sigourney Weaver

    Sigourney Weaver

    Lieutenant Ellen Ripley

  2. Carrie Henn

    Carrie Henn

    Rebecca "Newt" Jorden

  3. Michael Biehn

    Michael Biehn

    Corporal Dwayne Hicks

  4. Lance Henriksen

    Lance Henriksen

    L. Bishop

  5. Paul Reiser

    Paul Reiser

    Carter J. Burke

  6. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Private W. Hudson

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $18,500,000.00

Revenue $131,060,248.00

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Release Information

  • July 14, 1986
  • July 18, 1986
    R, Theatrical
  • December 2, 2003
    R, Physical



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A review by Rob

By Rob

One of my all time favorites. It still contains some of the drama and suspense of the first but with far more action leading to what I find a far more appealing storyline. As with Cameron's movies he makes you feel for the core characters from the start rather than just a bunch of 'bad ass' marines (Although they are). The progression of Ripley was really defined by this movie the 'brave but scared' Ripley of Alien is gone and a more determined, meaner Ripley emerges with elements of the older nurturing character kept in check with a young girl called Newt. It definitely stands out miles compar... read the rest.

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