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Alien 3 (1992)

Alien³ (original title)
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After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.



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After escaping from the alien moon, the ship carrying Ellen Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: An alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien. Written by Kerwin Tsang <kertsang@yahoomail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

alien | prison | crash | planet | survivor | See All (126) »


In 1979, we discovered in space no one can hear you scream. In 1992, we will discover, on Earth, EVERYONE can hear you scream. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien 3  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$55,473,600 (USA)

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Technical Specs


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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 7 mins) A cross is briefly seen on the planet surface to suggest the religion that some of the inmates have turned to. The model department held a competition to see who could design the best one. Four different models were created, and then David Fincher chose the version he liked best. See more »


Dillon's glasses disappear after Golic frees the alien. See more »


[first lines]
Computer Voice: Stasis interrupted. Fire in cryogenic compartment. Repeat, fire in cryogenic compartment. All personnel report to emergency escape vehicle launch pod. Deep-space flight will commence in T-minus twenty seconds.
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo segues ominously into the score of the film. See more »


IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Christopher Fairbank
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User Reviews

Oh it was disappointing and bad
4 March 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Alien³ takes everything from the first two films and obliterates it. They tried way to hard to scare people by putting in all sorts of gore and showing the Alien everywhere. As I have said in my reviews of Halloween, gore does not equal scary and sadly the makers of this movie could not realize this. The story is good but is dragged down plot holes that occur all throughout the film. While there is some good acting, there are no interesting characters except for Riply (the writers saw to that didn't they). This film seriously lacked the horror of the first film and the action of the second. Where was James Cameron when we needed him?

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