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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 20 nominations.
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Dallas
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Ripley
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Lambert
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Brett
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Kane
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Ash
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Parker
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Alien
Helen Horton ...
Mother (voice)
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Alien (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ridley Scott

Written by

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Dan O'Bannon ... (story) and
Ronald Shusett ... (story)
 
Dan O'Bannon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Gordon Carroll ... producer
David Giler ... producer
Walter Hill ... producer
Ivor Powell ... associate producer
Ronald Shusett ... executive producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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Derek Vanlint ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Crowther ... (director's cut)
Terry Rawlings
Peter Weatherley

Editorial Department

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Peter Baldock ... assistant film editor
Peter Culverwell ... assistant film editor
Les Healey ... first assistant editor
Maureen Lyndon ... assistant film editor
Bridget Reiss ... assistant film editor
Brian Q. Kelley ... editor: additional material for special edition (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mary Goldberg ... casting: director: USA

Production Design by

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Michael Seymour

Art Direction by

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Roger Christian
Leslie Dilley ... (as Les Dilley)

Set Decoration by

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Ian Whittaker

Costume Design by

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John Mollo

Makeup Department

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Pat Hay ... makeup artist
Tommie Manderson ... makeup supervisor (as Tommy Manderson)
Sarah Monzani ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Garth Thomas ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Raymond Becket ... assistant director
Steve Harding ... assistant director
Paul Ibbetson ... first assistant director
Bob Jordan ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Jonathan Amberston ... assistant art director
Eddie Butler ... modeller
Ron Cobb ... concept artist
John Davey ... head painter
Shirley Denny ... modeller
Benjamín Fernández ... assistant art director (as Benjamin Fernandez)
Chris Foss ... concept artist
H.R. Giger ... 'Alien' design
Jean Giraud ... concept artist (as Jean 'Moëbius' Giraud)
George Gunning ... head carpenter
Dave Jordan ... property master
Dan O'Bannon ... visual design consultant
Jill Quertier ... production buyer
Patti Rodgers ... modeller
Bert Rodwell ... head plasterer
Peter Voysey ... supervising modeller
Bill Welch ... construction manager
José María Alarcón ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Gari Bacon ... props (uncredited)
John Chisholm ... prop man (uncredited)
Terry Glass ... prop man (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Paul James ... plasterer (uncredited)
Peter Kersey ... prop maker (uncredited)
Brian Muir ... sculptor (uncredited)
Stuart Rose ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Crispian Sallis ... art department key assistant (uncredited)
Keith Short ... sculptor (uncredited)
Roy Wiffen ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Max Bell ... sound consultant: Dolby
Andy King ... sound re-recording mixer: director's cut (as Andrew I. King)
Derrick Leather ... production sound mixer
Ray Merrin ... re-recording assistant mixer
Bill Rowe ... re-recording mixer
Jim Shields ... sound editor
Bryan Tilling ... dialogue editor
Ben Burtt ... additional sound design: recent cut (uncredited) / sound effects recordist: U.K. (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Nick Allder ... special effects supervisor
Alan Bryce ... floor effects supervisor (as Allan Bryce)
Clinton Cavers ... coordinator: 'Alien' effects
Carlo De Marchis ... additional 'Alien' mechanics (as Carlo DeMarchis)
Roger Dicken ... maker: small 'Alien' forms
Guy Hudson ... special effects technician
Brian Johnson ... special effects supervisor
Peter Kersey ... prop maker
Phil Knowles ... special effects technician
Dennis Lowe ... special effects technician
Roger Nichols ... special effects technician
Carlo Rambaldi ... creator: 'Alien' head effects
Neil Swan ... special effects technician
David H. Watkins ... special effects technician (as David Watkins)
David Watling ... additional 'Alien' mechanics (as Dr. David Watling)
Anton Furst ... special effects (uncredited)
Bob Keen ... modeller (uncredited)
Philip Sharpe ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... model maker (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Ayling ... director of photography: miniature effects (as Denys Ayling)
Martin Bower ... supervising model maker: miniature effects
Ray Caple ... matte artist
Aris V. Dimalanta ... digital restoration artist
Dick Hewitt ... electronics and video coordinator: main unit
David Litchfield ... operator: miniature effects
Bernard Lodge ... special graphic effects
Sarah McGrail ... digital restoration artist
Terry Pearce ... focus: miniature effects
Bill Pearson ... supervising model maker: miniature effects
Peter Woods ... key grip: miniature effects
Alan Buchan ... visual effects (uncredited)
Rick Cortes ... Inferno artist (uncredited) (2003 director's cut re-release)
Andrew Kelly ... supervising model maker (uncredited)
Jon Sorensen ... visual effects miniatures (uncredited)

Stunts

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Eddie Powell ... stunts
Roy Scammell ... stunt coordinator
Clive Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... assistant stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adrian Biddle ... camera focus: main unit
Colin Davidson ... camera focus: main unit
Ray Evans ... lighting gaffer: main unit
Bob Penn ... still photographer
Jimmy Walters ... key grip: main unit
Eddie Collins ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Wick Finch ... electrician (uncredited)
David Johnson ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Derek Vanlint ... camera operator (uncredited)
Chris Williams ... effects cameraman (uncredited)
Micky Wilson ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Mary Selway ... casting: UK

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tiny Nicholls ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Robert Hathaway ... music editor (as Bob Hathaway)
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Percy Edwards ... alien vocalizator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Stanley Bielecki ... advertising and publicity consultant
Lori Covel ... assistant to producers
Valerie Craig ... production assistant
Brian Doyle ... unit publicist
Kay Fenton ... continuity
Bill Finch ... production accountant
Mark Haggard ... production executive
Alice Harmon ... assistant to producers
Charles Lippincott ... advertising and publicity consultant
Sandy Molloy ... assistant to director
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Percy Edwards ... alien voices (uncredited) (voice)
David Giler ... script revisions (uncredited)
Walter Hill ... script revisions (uncredited)
Robert H. Lemer ... associate to producer (uncredited)
Jake Scott ... stand-in (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences. Written by blazesnakes9

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Taglines In space no one can hear you scream. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alien: The Director's Cut (United States)
  • Star Beast (United States)
  • Alien - Le 8ème passager (France)
  • Alien: Das unheimliche Wesen aus einer fremden Welt (Germany)
  • Alien - Director's Cut (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP208,081, 02 Nov 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $203,630,630

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Yaphet Kotto, Ridley Scott told him to annoy Sigourney Weaver off-camera, so that there would be tension between their characters. Kotto regrets this, because he really liked Weaver. See more »
Goofs (at around 52 mins) During the conversation about Brett being a parrot, the length of his cigarette constantly changes. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bride of Monster Mania (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Incidental music from 'Symphony No. 2 ('Romantic') See more »
Crazy Credits The title of the movie is slowly created one line at a time at the top of the screen during the opening credits, starting out with the I, then vertical lines in L and E, and the forward slash in A and the slash in N (so it looks like / I I I \), then the ensuing lines of each letter are added slowly one at a time until the title is fully visible. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Ripley: Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew - Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas - are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
[to Jonesy the cat]
Ripley: Come on, cat.
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