R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Early versions of the script and design featured a giant rustic monastery. Also, the alien itself would not be appearing.
Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
The prisoner named Vincent is an enigma. He is not present in any scenes before his death scene and seems to just appear out of nowhere.
The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film.
$23,141,188 (USA) (25 May 1992)
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