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  • Alien (1979)

    8.54/10

    R | 1h 56min | Horror, Sci-Fi

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Alien (1979) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Alien (1979) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton

Directed by Ridley Scott

Director Ridley Scott‘s Alien (1979) struck the perfect balance between horror and sci-fi. The crew of a space merchant vessel receive a transmission thinking it a distress call, proceed to investigate. The crew is then attacked by the mysterious life-form via facehugger and the final form of the Alien. Alien had an estimated movie budget of $11 million and grossed $78.9 million a the box office. Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt star in Alien.

Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.

Tagline: In space no one can hear you scream.

Storyline: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

  • Alien (1979) Movie Details

  • Directors: Ridley Scott
  • Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ivor Powell, Ronald Shusett
  • Musicians: Jerry Goldsmith
  • Cinematographers: Derek Vanlint
  • Editors: David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley
  • Our Score: 8/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 8.54/10 of 686,457 Votes!
  • Runtime: 116 min / 1h 56min
  • Year: 1979
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 1
  • Awards: 16
  • Nominations: 20
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