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Alien 3 (1992)

Alien³ (original title)
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After her last encounter, LT Ellen Ripley crashlands 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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alien | prison | planet | crash | survivor | See All (125) »

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In 1979 it came from within. In 1986 it was gone forever. In 1992 our worst fears have come true. It's back. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Alien 3  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$55,473,600 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The miniature of the coastline, seen when the EEV is plummeting towards the planet, was given a sickly green hue, to suggest that the area was polluted from decades of industrial spilling. See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) When Clemens performs the autopsy on Newt, her blood runs freely as if she had died very recently. However, she had been in the escape pod for a long time and then been frozen in the morgue. Even when defrosted, her blood would have congealed and would not flow or stain clothes the way it does. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Christopher Fairbank
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28 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of the Alien series. That is, up to when I saw Alien3. The movie is so tortured by bad graphics, lame acting, and a plot that just isn't up to standards, that it shouldn't even be added into the Alien franchise. So many things are overlooked throughout the movie, that I feel that the director didn't even really try. I mean, come on! You are making an Alien movie. It should carefully be considered and thought through, not just thrown out there like some teen slasher flick. And this is very disappointing. Why wouldn't you spend time on a movie that has such high standards, and should be one of the best movies at the time. But instead, the director decided to just make a very mediocre movie (and that's being nice). I really wish that it could have been better, but it's not. Too bad.


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