Alien

Genre:  Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: May 25, 1979

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
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Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Harry Dean Stanton, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto

Synopsis

Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and John Hurt star in Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien.

When the crew of the space cargo ship Nostromo lands on a planet in response to a an SOS, the crew members come upon strange pods, one of which spews forth a fleshy insect-like creature that locks on to the face of crewmember Kane (Hurt). Despite Ripley's (Weaver) advice, science officer Ash allows Kane to return to the ship, where the creature finally releases its grip. Along with the ship's captain, Dallas (Skerritt), the crew must find the unknown alien in order to kill it or be killed.

Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): David Giler, Gordon Carroll, Walter Hill
Screenplay: Dan O'Bannon

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  • 5 stars "ALIENS has nothing on ALIEN."
  • 5 stars "this is just about the greatest scifi of all time and is exceeded only by the sequel Aliens"
  • 5 stars "Awesome!"