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?
James Cameron faced a big problem trying to win the confidence and respect of the British crew, many of whom had worked on Alien (1979) and were fiercely loyal to Ridley Scott. In order to try and convince them he had the talent and skills for the job he arranged a screening of The Terminator (1984) for ... ...
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.
As the final credits fade, there is the sound of a facehugger scurrying across from left to right.
$10,052,042 (USA) (20 July 1986)
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