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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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Start running...again. The bitch is back. See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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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| (2003 Special 'Assembly Cut' Edition) | (special edition)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first film in the franchise where they show the alien (xenomorph) eating their victims. See more »

Goofs

The prisoner named Vincent is an enigma. He is not present in any scenes before his death scene and seems to just appear out of nowhere. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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Referenced in Alien Uprising (2008) 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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Great atmosphere, yet not Alien worthy
27 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

For me a good sequel needs to have new things, and it should not be a rehash of it's prequel. That's the problem with Alien3. Alien was a great movie, the Alien is one of the coolest movie monsters ever created (together with Predator). Aliens improved on this by adding a lot of new cool things, most noticeable the Alien Queen. Alien3 doesn't add anything new. Well, there is the queen parasite, and the new alien is a "dog Alien" (makes you wonder what the Alien from the space jocks (Alien 1) looks like...), but these are so insignificantly. So we're stuck with a been-there-done-that monster-chasing-victims movie. Still the movie is fun, and it looks absolutely awesome (great atmosphere). Not the crappy movie you might expect, but not a worthy addition to the Alien series too. Go see parts 1,2 and 4 !


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