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Alien Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1979
Running Time: 2 hrs. 04 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Dan O'Bannon
Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Alien Synopsis

The adventure begins as an unsuspecting space crew is instructed to detour from their journey home to investigate a strange beacon. A crew member is disabled by an alien life form and Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) attempts to maintain quarantine procedure. Overruled by her employer's desire for the specimen, she is unsuccessful and the alien proceeds to take out the crew.

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Alien Cast

Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley
Tom Skerritt - Dallas
Yaphet Kotto - Parker
Veronica Cartwright - Lambert
Harry Dean Stanton - Brett
John Hurt - Kane
Ian Holm - Ash

Alien Awards and Nominations

1979 Academy Awards® Best Visual Effects (Win)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

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Ellen Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ):

"Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."

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