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
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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"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."