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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $18,500,000.00

Revenue $131,060,248.00

Homepage -

Release Information

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



Cast 24

  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

  7. William Hope

    William Hope
    Lieutenant S. Gorman

  8. Jenette Goldstein

    Jenette Goldstein
    Private J. Vasquez

  9. Al Matthews

    Al Matthews
    Sergeant A. Apone

  10. Mark Rolston

    Mark Rolston
    Private M. Drake

  11. Colette Hiller

    Colette Hiller
    Corporal C. Ferro

  12. Daniel Kash

    Daniel Kash
    Private D. Spunkmeyer

  13. Cynthia Dale Scott

    Cynthia Dale Scott
    Corporal C. Dietrich

  14. Ricco Ross

    Ricco Ross
    Private R. Frost

  15. Tip Tipping

    Tip Tipping
    Private T. Crowe

  16. Trevor Steedman

    Trevor Steedman
    Private Wierzbowski

  17. Valerie Colgan
  18. Paul Maxwell

    Paul Maxwell
    Van Leuwen

  19. Alan Polonsky

    Alan Polonsky
    Insurance Man

  20. Alibe Parsons

    Alibe Parsons
    Med Tech

  21. Blain Fairman
  22. Barbara Coles

    Barbara Coles
    Cocooned Woman

  23. Eddie Powell

    Eddie Powell
    Alien Warrior

  24. Jay Benedict

    Jay Benedict
    Newt's Father (uncredited)

Crew 37


  1. Peter Lamont

    Peter Lamont
    Production Design

  2. KC

    Ken Court
    Art Direction

  3. BD

    Bert Davey
    Art Direction

  4. FH

    Fred Hole
    Art Direction

  5. ML

    Michael Lamont
    Art Direction

  6. CS

    Crispian Sallis
    Set Decoration

  7. TA

    Terry Ackland-Snow
    Supervising Art Director


  1. SO

    Shaun O'Dell
    Camera Operator

  2. AB

    Adrian Biddle
    Director of Photography

  3. DW

    David Worley
    Camera Operator

  4. BP

    Bob Penn
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. TN

    Tiny Nicholls
    Costume Supervisor

  2. EP

    Emma Porteus
    Costume Design

  3. PR

    Peter Robb-King
    Makeup Artist


  1. NB

    Norman Baillie
    Special Effects

  2. PW

    Paul Weston
    Stunt Coordinator

  3. EB
  4. BJ

    Brian Johnson
    Special Effects

  5. BH

    Bert Hearn
    Property Master

  6. RC

    Roy Charman
    Sound Recordist


  1. James Cameron

    James Cameron


  1. RL

    Ray Lovejoy

  2. AL

    Archie Ludski
    Dialogue Editor


  1. JT


  1. JF

    Jane Feinberg

  2. MF

    Mike Fenton

  3. MS

    Mary Selway

  4. JT

    Judy Taylor

  5. Gale Anne Hurd

    Gale Anne Hurd


  1. James Horner

    James Horner
    Original Music Composer

  2. Robin Clarke

    Robin Clarke
    Music Editor

  3. MC

    Michael Clifford
    Music Editor

  4. DS

    Don Sharpe
    Supervising Sound Editor

Visual Effects

  1. RH

    Richard Hewitt
    Visual Effects Supervisor

  2. DS

    Dennis Skotak
    Visual Effects Supervisor

  3. RS

    Robert Skotak
    Visual Effects Supervisor


  1. James Cameron

    James Cameron

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