Alien

Alien (1979)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction  |   Release Date - May 25, 1979  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship. Dan O'Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. The film was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their Brandywine Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill made revisions and additions to the script. Shusett was executive producer. The eponymous Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film. Alien launched the Alien franchise and is chronologically the first of the main series, with the prequel series set in an earlier timeframe. Alien received both critical acclaim and box office success, receiving an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction for Scott, and Best Supporting Actress for Cartwright, and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, along with numerous other award nominations. It has remained highly praised in subsequent decades, being considered one of the greatest films of all time. In 2002 the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 2008, it was ranked as the seventh-best film in the science fiction genre by the American Film Institute, and as the 33rd greatest film of all time by Empire magazine. The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games, and toys. It also launched Weaver's acting career by providing her with her first lead role, and the story of her character Ripley's encounters with the Alien creatures became the thematic thread that ran through the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). A prequel series is in development, which includes Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

Movie Info

Budget

$11,000,000

Box Office

$2,345,201

Themes

Tags

Android, Collection: Alien, Countdown, Cult, Cult Film, Dark, Female Protagonist, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Parasite, Space, Space Marine, Space Travel, Space/Aliens, Spacecraft, Spaceship, Supernatural/Monsters, Xenomorph

Attributes

Filming Location: Bray Studios, Shepperton Studios
Narrative Location: Alien universe
Subject: extraterrestrial life, monster movies
Time Period: 2122

Alternate Titles

A nyolcadik utas: a Halál
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Alien
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Alien (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT)
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Alien - Den 8. passager
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Alien - den 8. passageraren
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Alien - den 8. passasjeren
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Alien - den åttonde passageraren
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Alien - Director's Cut
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Alien - El octavo pasajero
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Alien - kahdeksas matkustaja
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Alien - Le 8ème passager
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Alien - O 8.º Passageiro
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Alien - O 8º Passageiro
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Alien 1
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Alien : Le 8e Passager
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Alien, de achtste passagier
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Alien, el 8º pasajero
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Alien, el octavo pasajero
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Alien, el octavo pasajero: El montaje del director
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Alien, le huitième passager
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Alien, o Oitavo Passageiro
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Alien: Das unheimliche Wesen aus einer fremden Welt
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Alien: Osmi putnik
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Alien: The Director's Cut
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Begona
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Biganeh
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Fazaei
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Geimvera
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Ha-Nose'a HaShmini
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L'étranger: le huitième passager
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Obcy
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Obcy - 8. pasażer ''Nostromo''
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Osmi potnik
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Quái Vật Không Gian
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Star Beast
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Svetimas
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Tulnukas
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Vetřelec
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Votrelec
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Yadplanetli
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Yaratık
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Άλιεν
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Άλιεν, ο Επιβάτης του Διαστήματος
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Осми путник
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Пришълецът
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Туђин
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Чужой
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بیگانه ۱
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एलियन
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エイリアン
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エイリアン:1979
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异形1
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