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Aliens Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1986
Running Time: 2 hrs. 18 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Screenwriter: Ronald Shusett
Producers: Gale Anne Hurd
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Aliens Synopsis

In James Cameron's suspenseful sequel, Ripley is awakened from a 57 year-long hyper-sleep to discover the The Company has sent terra-farmers to colonize Alien-infested LV-426. When contact is lost with the planet inhabitants, Ripley is recruited to join the rescue team. As she predicted, the outlook is grim and a battle to survive ensues culminating in a climactic woman v. alien queen showdown.

Aliens Cast

Sigourney Weaver - Ellen Ripley
Carrie Henn - Newt
Michael Biehn - Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Lance Henriksen - Bishop
Paul Reiser - Carter Burke
Bill Paxson - Private Hudson
William Hope - Lt. Gorman
Jenette Goldstein - Pvt. Vasquez

Aliens Awards and Nominations

1986 Academy Awards® Best Sound Effects (Win)
Best Visual Effects (Win)

Best Actress - Sigourney Weaver (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Editing (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

Best Sound (Nom)

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Ellen Ripley ( Sigourney Weaver ):

"Just one of those things managed to wipe out my entire crew in less than 24 hours. And if the colonists have found that ship then there's no telling how many of them have been exposed. Do you understand?"

How many years is Ripley in hyper-sleep before she is discovered at the beginning of Aliens?