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Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ripley
... Call
... Vriess
... Johner
... Christie
... Elgyn
... Hillard
... General Perez
... Dr. Wren
... Gediman
... Distephano
... Purvis
Carolyn Campbell ... Anesthesiologist
Marlene Bush ... Scientist
... Surgeon
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Storyline

The saga continues 200 years after Ripley sacrificed herself for the sake of humanity. Her erstwhile employers long gone, this time it is the military that resurrects the one-woman killing machine through genetic cloning to extract the alien from within her, but during the process her DNA is fused with the queen and then the aliens escape. Now Ripley must decide where her allegiance lies.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Jeunet & Caro

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Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alien 4  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,789,455, 28 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,748,610, 15 February 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,376,068
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The gaps between the four Alien films steadily decreased. There was seven years between the release of Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), six between Aliens and Alien³ (1992), and five between Alien³ and Alien: Resurrection (1997). See more »

Goofs

(at around 23 mins) In the fight in the gym, Ripley hits Christie with the basketball, knocking him to the floor. As he falls, he is no longer holding the barbell, but there is no sound of it hitting the floor. See more »

Quotes

[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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Spin-off Alien: Resurrection (2000) See more »

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Julius, Priva son d'ogni conforto
From the opera "Julius Caesar"
By George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Sung by Maureen Forrester
New York City Opera Orchestra (uncredited)
Conducted by Julius Rudel (uncredited)
Courtesy of BMG Classics
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Different than the first Alien movies
25 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

If it is entertainment, spectacle and thrill you are after then you will be disappointed - at least when you compare it with Alien and Aliens. This is a movie with a message - a deeply disturbing, pessimistic message delivered in a forceful way. It says that mankind has lost its way and that there is not much difference between us and those aliens.

I did not like the film when I first saw it - maybe because I was a blissfully ignorant optimist then. But it has grown on me over the years and has become one of my favorite movies.

Whether you like this movie or not - it will leave lasting impressions.


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