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Alien: Resurrection (1997)
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Alien: Resurrection (1997) Two hundred years after Ellen Ripley died trying to eliminate the Alien species, they brought her back from blood samples taken earlier. It took several tries, and un-fortunate failures to get it right, but they weren't interested in Ellen Ripley- they wanted the alien inside her; and they got it, but they got more than they bargained for. When the aliens grew smart, they broke out of their enclosures. When the crew tried to run, they killed them. And when the Queen's secret was revealed, it exposed a bizare DNA mix-up that left both Ripley and the queen's genetics intertwined; giving light to a new alien that could spell certain doom for Earth.

Movie Tagline:
It's been more than 200 years...The beginning has just started.

Title: Alien: Resurrection
Release Date: November 26, 1997
Runtime: 109 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, some grotesque images, and for language.

Jean Pierre Jeunet

Sigourney Weaver ...Ellen Ripley
Winona Ryder ...Annalee Call
Dominique Pinon ...Vriess
Ron Perlman ...Johner
Gary Dourdan ...Christie
Michael Wincott ...Frank Elgyn
Kim Flowers ...Sabra Hillard
Dan Hedaya ...Gen. Martin Perez
J.E. Freeman ...Dr. Mason Wren
Brad Dourif ...Dr. Jonathan Gediman
Raymond Cruz ...Vincent Distephano
Leland Orser ...Larry Purvis
Carolyn Campbell ...Carlyn Williamson (Anesthesiologist)
Marlene Bush ...Scientist
David St. James ...Surgeon
Rodney Mitchell ...Soldier with Glove
Robert Faltisco ...Soldier Shot Through Helmet
David Rowe ...Frozen Soldier
Garrett House ...Soldier
Rod Damer ...Soldier
Mark Mansfield ...Soldier
Daniel Raymont ...Soldier
Cris D'Annunzio ...Soldier (as Chip Nuzzo)
Steven Gilborn ...Voice of 'Father' (voice)
Robert Bastens ...Sleeper
Rico Bueno ...Sleeper
Alex Lorre ...Sleeper
Ronald Ramessar ...Sleeper (as Ron Ramessar)
Nicole Fellows ...young Ripley
Tom Woodruff Jr. ...Lead Alien

» [more cast members]

Bill Badalato
Gordon Carroll
David Giler
Walter Hill
Sigourney Weaver

Dan O'Bannon
Ronald Shusett
Joss Whedon

John Frizzell

Alien: Resurrection Horror Film Trailer 1
Alien: Resurrection Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"I'm Popeye the Sailor Man"
"JuliusPriva son d'ogni conforto"

More Movie Taglines:
  • It's been more than 200 years...The beginning has just started.
  • We are not alone.
  • Witness the resurrection.
  • Pray you die first.
  • Hell gives birth.
  • It's already too late.
  • Beyond salvation.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Elgyn: She is severely fuckable, ain't she?
  • Annalee Call: You're a thing, a construct. They grew you in a fucking lab.
  • Johner: Right, you're the "new model" droid. You can access the mainframe by remote. Annalee Call: No, I can't. I burned my modem. We all did.
  • Ripley: Why do you care what happens to them? Annalee Call: Because I'm programmed to. Ripley: You're programmed to be an asshole? You're the new asshole model they're putting out?
  • Ripley: Who do I have to fuck to get off this boat? Johner: I can get you off. Maybe not the boat.
Movie Trivia:
  • Joss Whedon originally scripted the Newborn creature as a four-legged, eyeless, bone-white creature with red veins running along the sides of its head. It had an inner jaw, similar to the all the other aliens. It also had a pair of pincers on the sides of his head. These pincers were used to hold its prey still as it drained the prey of blood with its inner jaw. The creature was also larger, nearly the size of the queen alien. In later script revisions, the creature was changed into a "more believable" hybrid of human and alien.
  • The first draft of the script contained an action sequence that took place in a garden contained within the spaceship "Auriga," with Ripley driving an electrically-powered jeep to avoid aliens attacking from all sides. This was to take place after the scene in the chapel but before the sequence where the Newborn is introduced. The sequence was cut due largely to budget constraints.
  • The first draft of the script included a different climactic fight between Ripley, Call, and the Newborn. Originally, after the Betty crash-landed on Earth, Ripley and Call were to battle the Newborn on a snowy mountain, using a "Harvester", a reaper-like farm machine which they had found during the garden chase sequence (which was also cut from the film due to budget limits).
  • Nigel Phelps based the design of the spaceship "Betty" on a jackhammer. The "Auriga" was originally to be a vertical structure, but he abandoned this idea once he realized the difficulty of capturing the scope of such a ship design on film.
  • Winona Ryder nearly drowned during the filming of the underwater scene.
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