Alien (1979)

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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


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  • Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Harry Dean Stanton and Bolaji Badejo in Alien (1979)
  • Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979)
  • Harry Dean Stanton in Alien (1979)

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Trivia

A scene originally cut, but re-inserted for the Director's Cut shows Lambert slapping Ripley in retaliation for Ripley's refusal to let her, Dallas, and Kane back on the ship. According to both Ridley Scott and Veronica Cartwright, every time she went to slap Sigourney Weaver, Sigourney would ... ...


Quotes

Brett: This is the worst shit I've ever seen, man.
Parker: What you say? You got any biscuits over there?
Ripley: Here's some cornbread.
Parker: Cornbread. Yeah.
Lambert: I am cold.
Parker: Still with us, Brett?
Brett: Right.
Kane: Oh, I feel dead.
Parker: Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?


Goofs

As the remaining crew members are preparing to leave the Nostromo, Parker and Lambert are trying to deliver additional coolant for the air support system to the escape shuttle. One would expect a real spacecraft's escape vehicle already be stocked with such items and other emergency supplies. However it is made clear that the shuttle is not designed to carry so many passengers for long trips (only two cryotubes are seen inside it, suggesting it can only support two people for a long journey). It is therefore plausible that the crew would need additional supplies in order to survive.


Crazy Credits

The title of the movie is slowly created one line at a time at the top of the screen during the opening credits, starting out with the I, then vertical lines in L and E, and the forward slash in A and the slash in N (so it looks like / I I I \), then the ensuing lines of each letter are added slowly one at a time until the title is fully visible.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Horror | Sci-Fi

Details

Release Date:

22 June 1979

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£208,081 (UK) (31 October 2003)

Gross:

$78,900,000 (USA)

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