R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fifty-seven years after surviving an apocalyptic attack aboard her space vessel by merciless space creatures, Officer Ripley awakens from hyper-sleep and tries to warn anyone who will listen about the predators.
Apone was named after mechanical effects technician Allan A. Apone who worked on Roger Corman's Galaxy of Terror (1981), of which James Cameron was production designer and Second Unit Director.
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
When Apone tells the Marines to hand in their magazines, Vasquez hides a pair of what look like batteries with 1/4 inch phone jacks and gives one to Drake - these are ostensibly the battery packs for the smart guns they are carrying, which supposedly fire some kind of plasma projectile at their target. But moments after Vasquez says "Let's Rock!"and begins firing, you can see a conventional ammunition belt hanging from the smart gun (which is actually a heavily disguised MG42 machine gun).
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.
When Ripley and the Marines examine the colony's blueprints, discussing how they will barricade themselves inside the complex, there is some additional dialogue referring to the strategic placement of the sentry guns.
$10,052,042 20 July 1986