Aliens (1986)

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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?

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  • Lance Henriksen at an event for Aliens (1986)
  • James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver in Aliens (1986)
  • Michael Biehn at an event for Aliens (1986)
  • Lance Henriksen at an event for Aliens (1986)
  • Sigourney Weaver and Carrie Henn in Aliens (1986)
  • James Cameron in Aliens (1986)

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Did You Know?


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 story and screenplay for the original Alien (1979).


Salvage Team Leader: Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.


When the APC is first entering the atmospheric processing plant, it drives towards the camera down a hallway. The floor of the hallway is wet, and the right wall is shiny, and you can see reflections of the actors, showing that they are trotting behind the APC (and not actually inside it), then walk to the front, as if they had just exited the vehicle. If you watch carefully, some of the marines emerge from behind the APC and run along the side opposite the door, but not enough time elapsed for them to have emerged from the door, run *back* along the APC, around the back, and to the front.

This has been hidden somewhat in the later releases (Director's Cut, Special Edition, Remastered Edition, etc.) with flare from the headlights and a shorter cut, but you can still see the reflections on pause.

Crazy Credits

As the final credits fade, there is the sound of a facehugger scurrying across from left to right.

Alternate Versions

After Ripley's confrontation with Burke, the sequence involving the aliens attempting to make their way past the sentry guns in the service tunnel has been restored.


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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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