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Alien

1979 , 1h 57m
Overview

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt

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Film Awards

14 wins34 nominations
out of 6,004 movie awards
  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Effects, Visual Effects

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  • BAFTA Awards

    Best Production Design

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  • BAFTA Awards

    Best Sound Track

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Ratings

8.4
98%
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Cast

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“Mind Bending” as in Concept & Idea

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    Alien FAQ

    The casts of Alien are Sigourney Weaver starring as Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley, Tom Skerritt starring as Arthur Koblenz Dallas, Veronica Cartwright starring as Joan Marie Lambert, Harry Dean Stanton starring as Samuel Elias Brett, John Hurt starring as Gilbert Ward Kane, Ian Holm starring as Ash.
    The revenue of Alien was 104,931,801 USD.
    The sequels of Alien are Alien, Aliens, Alien³, Alien Resurrection.
    On November 21, 2020, the IMDB rating of Alien is 8.4/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 98/100, Metacritic rating is 89/100, TMDB rating is 8/10.
    On November 21, 2020, there were 5246 public reaction to Alien including intellectually stimulating, most disturbing, more horrifying, more disturbing, mind bending.
    The production budget of Alien was 11,000,000 USD.
    The genre of Alien is Horror,Science Fiction.
    The runtime of Alien is 117 minutes.
    The full version of Alien is provided by Netflix , DIRECTV , Amazon Video , Vudu , HBO Now , Redbox , FandangoNOW , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Microsoft Store , HBO Go , Apple iTunes
    Alien won 1980 Academy Awards, USA, 1980 BAFTA Awards, 2012 Online Film & Television Association, 2011 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2010 IGN Summer Movie Awards, 2010 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, 2008 International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA), 2002 National Film Preservation Board, USA, 1980 Hugo Awards, 1979 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
    The release date of Alien is May 25, 1979.
    The certification of Alien is R.
    During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed..