R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
The full-size queen puppet was actually too big to fit into the elevator. For the shot where she is seen there, her tail was removed, and yet the back of the elevator still had to be opened to accommodate the prop; smoke effects, dark lighting, and ... ...
Salvage Team Leader:
Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
Corporal Hicks gives Ripley a wristband that has a tracker in it. Hicks can always find her with the locator that he has. Later Ripley gives this to Newt but does not tell anyone. Near the end of the movie Newt slides down a shoot and Corporal Hicks excitingly exclaims "We can find her with this" and holds up his locator, but he shouldn't know that Newt has the wristband.
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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