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Alien (1979)
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Alien (1979) While returning from a deep-space mission, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo is awakened by a supposed SOS call from a system they are passing through. Descending to the planet's surface, they discover a strange derelict spaceship - the apparent source of the transmission - and one of the crew descends into the hold. What he finds are thousands of strange alien eggs. While examining one of the eggs, it hatches and the parasite inside attacks him. After returning to the Nostromo the crew takes off again to head for Earth. The alien parasite subsequently dies and all seems well again. But what no one knows is that another alien is quietly forming within its host - and when it emerges, the crew finds itself in serious trouble...

Movie Tagline:
In space no one can hear you scream.

Also Known As:
Alien: The Director's Cut
Star Beast

Title: Alien
Release Date: May 25, 1979
Runtime: 117 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Spanish
Country: USA, UK
Colors: Color
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Buried.com Rating: 9.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for sci-fi violence/gore and language. (director's cut)

Ridley Scott

Tom Skerritt ...Dallas
Sigourney Weaver ...Ripley
Veronica Cartwright ...Lambert
Harry Dean Stanton ...Brett
John Hurt ...Kane
Ian Holm ...Ash
yaphet Kotto ...Parker
Bolaji Badejo ...Alien
Helen Horton ...Mother (voice)
Eddie Powell ...Alien

Gordon Carroll
David Giler
Walter Hill
Ivor Powell
Ronald Shusett

Dan O'Bannon
Ronald Shusett
Dan O'Bannon

Jerry Goldsmith

Alien Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Excerpts from 'Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)'"

More Movie Taglines:
  • In space no one can hear you scream.
  • The Scariest Movie Ever Made. Experience it only on the big screen (USA 2003 re-release)
  • Sometimes the scariest things come from within
  • It's Alien, the 8th passenger.
  • The scariest movie ever made... just got scarier. (UK 2003 re-release)
  • A word of warning...
  • In space no one can hear you scream... This Halloween in theatres, everyone will hear you scream (Re-Release)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dallas: [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid] I haven't seen anything like that except, uh, molecular acid. Brett: It must be using it for blood. Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.
  • Parker: It's a robot. Ash is a god damn robot.
  • Lambert: I can't see a goddamn thing. Kane: Quit griping. Lambert: I like griping.
  • Ripley: Whenever he says *anything* you say "right," Brett, you know that? Brett: Right. Ripley: Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says "right". Just like a regular parrot. Parker: [laughs] Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot? Brett: Right.
  • Ripley: When we throw the switches, how long before the ship blows? Parker: Ten minutes. Ripley: No bullshit? Parker: We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space.
Movie Trivia:
  • Originally to be directed by Walter Hill, but he pulled out and gave the job to Ridley Scott.
  • Veronica Cartwright was originally to play Ripley, but producers opted for Sigourney Weaver.
  • An early draft of the script had a male Ripley, making this one of at least three films where Sigourney Weaver played a character originally planned to be a man. The second is The TV Set (2006) and the third is Vantage Point (2008).
  • All of the names of the main characters were changed by Walter Hill and David Giler during the revision of the original script by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. The script by O'Bannon and Shusett also had a clause indicating that all of the characters are "unisex", meaning they could be cast with male or female actors. However, Shusett and O'Bannon never thought of casting Ripley as a female character.
  • Conceptual artist H.R. Giger's designs were changed several times because of their blatant sexuality.
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