- 1hr 57m
- 1hr 57m
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… More Details »
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Director: Ridley Scott
Producer: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Writer: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Release Date: Jun 22, 1979
Runtime: 1hr 57m
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 life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
- Tom Skerritt
- Sigourney Weaver
- Veronica Cartwright
- Harry Dean Stanton
- John Hurt
- Ian Holm
- Yaphet Kotto
- Bolaji Badejo
- Helen Horton
- Eddie Powell
Did You Know?
- A sex scene between Dallas and Ripley was scripted, to show how casually the crew would solve long periods of abstinence. Another reference to this was a deleted scene where Ripley inquires with Lambert whether she ever had sex with Ash. The sex scene was ultimately not filmed, but Ridley Scott revived the idea for Prometheus (2012).
- When Dallas is climbing through the air shafts of the Nostromo, a ladder he uses wobbles.
- [looks at a pen being dissolved by alien's body fluid]
- Dallas: I haven't seen anything like that except, uh, molecular acid.
- Brett: It must be using it for blood.
- Parker: It's got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don't dare kill it.
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Watching it again reminded me how remarkably the sound engineers did their jobs. Listen to the subtly amplified heartbeat - Ripley's? the ship's? - that pulses under the soundtrack through the last 15 minutes.
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