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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 has brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sigourney Weaver ... Ripley
Charles S. Dutton ... Dillon
Charles Dance ... Clemens
Paul McGann ... Golic
Brian Glover ... Andrews
Ralph Brown ... Aaron
Danny Webb ... Morse
Christopher John Fields ... Rains
Holt McCallany ... Junior
Lance Henriksen ... Bishop II
Christopher Fairbank ... Murphy (as Chris Fairbank)
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Frank
Leon Herbert ... Boggs
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Jude
Pete Postlethwaite ... 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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3 times the suspense. 3 times the danger. 3 times the terror. 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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Trivia

Eric Red wrote an early rejected screenplay in which hordes of Aliens invade a space station colony modeled on 20th-century rural Kansas. At one point, fifty Aliens fuse together to form one big amorphous creature that tears through the station, and causes it to become a biomechanical fusion of Alien DNA, human flesh, steel girders and plates. While unused Alien 3 screenplays by William Gibson and Vincent Ward have gained significant cult following over the years, Red's version has been widely ridiculed for its B-horror movie tone, copious amounts of gore, and even a graphic, gratuitous sex scene. Sigourney Weaver called it "a real disaster, absolutely dreadful", and Red himself disowned it as a "piece of junk" that he wrote after "five weeks of intense, hysterical story conferences with the studio" who just wanted to rush a sequel into production. He also blamed producers Walter Hill and David Giler for giving him "no story or treatment or any real plan for the picture", and hampering his efforts by not wanting Sigourney Weaver to return. See more »

Goofs

The syringe used on Ripley by the doctor (Charles Dance) is the modern-day Rocket brand from London, clearly shown on the close-up with the Rocket logo and OF LONDON mark. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray edition of the Assembly Cut of "Alien 3" (available as part of the 'Alien Anthology' box set or as separate edition) received additional work on the soundtrack. As a result, it features re-recorded dialogue that replaces the poor quality audio that appeared in many of the added scenes in the DVD version. Additionally, dialogue has been added to a few scenes that had none in the DVD version:
  • As the prisoners are dragging the EEV out of the ocean, they can be heard talking to each other and coordinating their efforts (dialogue was lifted from the theatrical version).
  • When prisoner Murphy is scrubbing the air duct and finds something moving inside a hole, he can be heard calling his dog Spike (dialogue was lifted from the theatrical version).
  • After prisoner Junior has lured the alien inside the toxic waste disposal unit and the other prisoners have closed the door, muffled screams and shouts are heard, interspersed with disturbing thuds and ripping sounds, which eventually die down as the others listen in.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Alien 3' (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

IN THE YEAR 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Christopher Fairbank
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Not very good.
11 April 2000 | by revival05See all my reviews

**Sorry for some spelling-misstakes** This is the worst Alien-movie. Fincher tries to mix the dark feeling in the first movie with the 100 % action of ''Aliens''. I'm sorry Dave, it's simply doesn't work. OK, OK. I can admit it. It is entertaining at some points, but it is just because ''Alien 3'' is more of a copy of the other movies. Now, whats wrong with that picture? Everything is stolen from the other movies and you don't feel as amused of anything any more. The actors was really, really good but that can't save the bad script and the direction. I ( as a pure movielover ) will forever be gratefull for Fincher's job with ''Se7en''. This is though not one of his better movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,449,867, 24 May 1992

Gross USA:

$55,473,545

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,814,498
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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