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Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens.



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200 years after the conclusion of Alien 3, the Company is able to resurrect Ripley through the process of cloning and the scientists successfully take the Queen Alien out of her. But, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's and she begins to develop certain alien characteristics. The scientists begin breeding the aliens, but they later escape. Soon the Xeno-morphs are running amok on the ship, which is on course to Earth. The Queen then gives birth to a deadly new breed of alien, which could spell disaster for the entire human race. It's up to Ripley and a band of space pirates to stop the ship before it reaches Earth. Written by Andrew Kasch <>

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, some grotesque images, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien 4  »

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Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,955,000 (Non-US) (14 November 1997)


$47,748,610 (USA) (13 February 1998)

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Did You Know?


(at around 3 mins) The opening shot of Ripley cloned, albeit as a young girl, was based on photographs that Sigourney Weaver had given the special effects crew of herself as a child. See more »


The figure 8 on Ripley's arm is missing in some scenes. See more »


[first lines]
Ripley: [voiceover] My mommy always said there were no monsters. No real ones. But there are.
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Crazy Credits

Many of the creature effects casting and mold making crew. Some long standing, heavily contributing members, were omitted from the credits. Supposedly due to budget concerns. See more »


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JuliusPriva son d'ogni conforto
From the opera "Julius Caesar"
By George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Sung by Maureen Forrester
Courtesy of BMG Classics
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French Poo Poo; Le' Pu
25 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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Look, I am sorry I own two French films out of 1200 movies: 400 Blows and Rififi. Their movies are, forgive me, fruity. I apologize to French readers; Americans do not like close ups of lips or scenes focused on body parts for no apparent reason. I like THE WAGES OF FEAR but forgive me it is too fruity for me. Their films are weird, very weird. Within this film, you can see images or pieces of the good film that might have been. Look the whole half alien half Ripley thing: it is not working. It is so bizarre scenes of her communing or loving the aliens made my skin crawl, please not while I am eating; OK, that was really, really weird. Something about them, I can tell a French director right away. The acting is very shaky and it is not due to the actors. Wincott and Perlman are two excellent actors. Do not think Wincott is a good actor? Watch 1492, I know, try to stay awake but his Mosica is the only reason to endure the snooze-fest. Perlman, in the Hellboy movies or even Pacific Rim, the man can act.

The whole Ripley / alien hybrid is a disaster. She behaves oddly not like a hybrid. This is probably not Weaver's fault the script is terrible. This army ship features the worst security and supervision of decks and areas you will ever see. The other giant problem is Ryder and Douriff who are both bad hammy actors. Ryder was always awful; try to find a film she did not stink it up in. The film's oddness combined with bad acting and a terrible script, long boring stretches intended to develop the hybrid Ripley theme make for one long, boring, badly acted, fruity piece of crap. I cannot overemphasize how awful Ryder is in her role. Terrible, you will be begging for mercy and I do not mean from the Aliens. Wyona, cut, honey could we have a little inflection in those lines, dear, you are wiping out my film.

The film has such an unreality about it. Even accepting the stupid premise of having such dangerous work anywhere, much less this close to earth, the hybrid thing never quite works and Weaver ends up looking silly. When I saw this movie, many audience members were laughing loudly when she tries to act like an Alien; OK, please it is like a bad charades game. Yes, it is better than ALIEN 3, but so is rearranging my sock drawer. It is ugly with many unnecessary gory scenes probably to wake us up also some of the worst acting with several cringe worthy scenes. It is worth watching for J.E. Freeman he is not as good as he was in MILLER'S CROSSING. He, like J.T. Walsh, is one of the best small character actors we ever had, a real treasure. He saves the film from one star. The guy in the wheelchair, I was rooting for the Alien, if you know what I mean. He yells, shrieks, complains please OK? He is such a pain in the butt. Perlman ends up looking awful but this is the director and the awful script.

Whether this is better then Alien 3 or not is like asking which poison do you like better? Cyanide or strychnine? My answer is neither, same answer here. They both suck!!!

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