During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.


Paul W.S. Anderson


Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanaa Lathan ... Alexa Woods
Raoul Bova ... Sebastian de Rosa
Lance Henriksen ... Charles Bishop Weyland
Ewen Bremner ... Graeme Miller
Colin Salmon ... Maxwell Stafford
Tommy Flanagan ... Mark Verheiden
Joseph Rye ... Joe Connors
Agathe de La Boulaye ... Adele Rousseau
Carsten Norgaard ... Rusten Quinn
Sam Troughton ... Thomas Parks
Petr Jákl ... Stone
Pavel Bezdek Pavel Bezdek ... Bass
Kieran Bew ... Klaus
Carsten Voigt Carsten Voigt ... Mikkel
Jan Filipenský Jan Filipenský ... Boris (as Jan Filipensky)


When a private satellite encounters an unidentified source of heat in Antarctica and it is found to be a pyramid buried deep underground , a search team comprising of top-of-the-line archaeologists and engineers is sent to Antarctica to find out more . Once there , the team comes across signs which indicate that the place is inhabited by an unknown alien species . It is not long before the aliens begin to hunt the team members . At the same time , a trio of coming-of-age Predators have arrived to collect the skulls of the aliens as trophies , and the humans are caught between a deadly battle between the two warring species . Written by Soumitra

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It's our planet....It's their war. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language, horror images, slime and gore | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The non-firing G36C (and Desert Eagle) props used in Alien vs. Predator were supplied by airsoft store Wolf Armouries, located in London, England, who later offered to recreate the prop ("bar a few very minor details") for interested clients via their website. See more »


The captions show the icebreaker approaching the island/pyramid from the Ross Ice Shelf. The island is in fact on the opposite side of the Antarctic continent. See more »


[first lines]
Technician: Hey. Hey, hey, come here, take a look at this.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits color and style (green computer text on black) are the same as the display of "Mother," the onboard computer in "Alien," right down to the underlining of important text (in this case, the department titles). See more »

Alternate Versions

The Theatrical version is the first of three existing versions of this film. Carrying the PG-13 rating in an effort to broaden the audience reach to kids and young teens, this version includes considerable creature violence, but only implied violence against human characters. See more »


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Good monster action flick.
31 December 2020 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw in in a theatre in 2004. Revisited the 109 mins unrated version recently.

This is the first film installment of the Alien vs. Predator franchise, bringing together the creatures of the Alien and Predator series. In this one, scientists are caught in the crossfire of an ancient battle between Aliens and Predators as they attempt to escape a bygone pyramid. The film is fast paced with tons of action, aided by top notch special effects n amazing set design. Thankfully it doesnt have any shaky cam stuff, no flickering lights n none if the scene is shot in dark light. We can make out what is going on. Compared to most films where too much darkness takes away the fun, this one doesn't have bad lighting. They have toned down the human body count n reduced the gory moments. Nonetheless, it is a good monster action flick. Gore wise, it is nowhere close to the original Predator.

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Release Date:

13 August 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,291,056, 15 August 2004

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