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57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
The knife trick performed by Bishop (Lance Henriksen) is an homage to the film "Dark Star" (1974), in which a similar knife trick was performed by Boiler (Cal Kuniholm). Dark Star which was co-written and starred by Dan O'Bannon, who also wrote the ... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
When Hudson gets out of his cryotube on the Sulaco, he has several sensor pads attached to his torso. In the next shot (after Apone asks him if he wants him to bring him his slippers) the two upper pads are no longer there, even though Hudson didn't remove them.
The ALIENS title forms slowly during the opening credits. The full title isn't seen until the opening credits are finished, and the "I" illuminates brightly.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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