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Alien³ (1992)

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After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ripley
... Dillon
... Clemens
... Golic
... Andrews
... Aaron
... Morse
Christopher John Fields ... Rains
... Junior
... Bishop II
... Murphy (as Chris Fairbank)
Carl Chase ... Frank
... Boggs
... Jude
... David
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Storyline

Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only survivor when she crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Once again, Ripley must face skepticism and the alien as it hunts down the prisoners and guards. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley leads the men into battle against the terrifying creature.

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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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Release Date:

22 May 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,141,188, 25 May 1992

Gross USA:

$55,473,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,773,600
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Early versions of the script and design featured a giant rustic monastery. Also, the alien itself would not be appearing. See more »

Goofs

During the montage at the start of the movie, the facehugger is presented as breaking through some glass followed by spilt acid eating through the decking and causing the cryogenic tubes to be ejected. The broken glass was directly over Ripley, so any acid spilled from the wounded facehugger should have dripped onto Ripley and scarred her horribly if not killed her outright, yet she is uninjured from the facehugger's acid blood. In fact, the 'acid burn' is along Newt's cryotube and not Ripley's tube. See more »

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


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IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Christopher Fairbank
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Disappointing when compared to the first 2
4 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Not in the same league as the first 2 Alien films. The special effects were well done, and while the action scenes were excellent, there weren't nearly enough of them. Nothing against director David Fincher, but I would not put him in the same class as Ridley Scott and James Cameron (directors of the first 2 films). This movie did not have a great flow. For the better part of an hour, we're left listening to dull dialogue, before the action picks up. At least with the first Alien film, the suspense kept up the pace of the movie. Also, aside from Lt. Ripley, none of the other characters are the least bit interesting in this film. This movie is enjoyable, and better than a many sci-fi movies out there, but I would not consider this one to be a classic.


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