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Alien 2: On Earth (1980)
"Alien 2 sulla Terra" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 April 1980 (Italy)
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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Belinda Mayne ...
Thelma Joyce
Mark Bodin ...
Roy (as Marc Bodin)
Roberto Barrese ...
Speleologist
Benedetta Fantoli ...
Maureen (as Benny Aldrich)
Michele Soavi ...
Burt (as Michael Shaw)
Judy Perrin ...
Jill
Danilo Micheli ...
Bill (as Don Parkinson)
Claudio Falanga
Fabrizia Castagnoli ...
Thelma Joyce (voice)
Luigi Diberti ...
Roy (voice)
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Ultra-low budget and very violent rip-off of "Alien". A space module lands back to Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous creatures that can penetrate into people's bodies and make them explode. A group of speleologists are attacked by the monsters inside an underground cave, but the survivors are in for a surprise when they finally manage to escape the trap... Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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ITL 400,000,000 (estimated)
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20th Century Fox wanted to sue Ciro Ippolito $10,000,000 for using Alien (1979) in the title. However, a British lawsuit pointed out that there was a novel from the 1930s called Alien, so Ippolito won the case. See more »

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When Roy and Thelma arrive back in the supposedly deserted city, cars and people can be seen in the background of one shot. See more »

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Thelma: It seemed like a mineral! Then it suddenly came alive! Poor Jill!
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One redeeming quality ..........
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have ever wanted to visit Italy's incredible Castellana Grotto, here is your chance to see the caverns. This gorgeous cave was discovered January 23, 1938, by Franco Anelli and Vito Matarrese. The photography of the Grotto is spectacular. Unfortunately the movie "Alien 2" is not so spectacular. It opens with stock astronaut splash down film footage, moves on to a bowling alley, then a beach, and finally the cave. Blue rocks that somehow turn into sock puppets are the "Aliens" that attack the group of spelunkers. Like I said, if you want to see the caverns, this is your movie. Simply ignore the ridiculous, boring story. - MERK


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