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The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

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Storyline

Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come. Written by Brian Rawlings

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Rated R for monster violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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18 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$85,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

United States Colonial Marines personnel service numbers:
  • SFC Apone, A A19/TQ4.0.32751E8


  • Pt Crowe, T A46/TQ1.0.98712E6


  • Cpl Dietrich, C A41/TQ8.0.81120E2


  • Pt Drake, M A23/TQ2.0.47619E7


  • Cpl Ferro, C A71/TQ9.0.09428E1


  • Pt Frost, R A17/TQ4.0.61247E5


  • Lt Gorman, S A09/TQ4.0.56124E3


  • Cpl Hicks, D A27/TQ4.0.48215E9


  • Pt Hudson, W A08/TQ1.0.41776E3


  • Pt Spunkmeyer, D A23/TQ6.0.92810E7


  • Pt Vasquez, J A03/TQ7.0.15618E4


  • Pt Wierzbowski, T A14/TQ8.0.20034E7


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Goofs

When Bishop is "doing the thing with knife" the scene is sped up to give the impression that Bishop is lightning fast. Apone can be seen rocking his head back and forth, also at a ridiculous speed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Salvage team leader: Bio-readouts are all in the green, looks like she's alive. Well, there goes our salvage, guys.
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This ain't a film.
14 August 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

THE sci-fi movie. It's nearly perfect in every way: storyline, characters, menacing threat, suspense, action, direction, music, emotion, etc... It's always been a favorite of mine and still is. To me this is not just a film, it is an experience. The adrenaline pumps like in no other film and rarely have we had the chance to see a heroine as compelling as Sigourney Weaver. She can kick anyone's ass and still keep a heart and soul. (Why she didn't win the Oscar back in 1986 is beyond me.) When the action starts, you're in for the ride of your life. Truly a milestone in movie making. Now if they could only release it on DVD...


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