Oscar Winner
Runtime: 117 minutes

In space no one can hear you scream.

Alien is a horror film released in 1979. It's the predecessor to the 1997 film Alien: Resurrection. The film stars Tom Skerritt as Dallas, Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and Veronica Cartwright as Lambert. Alien was produced for $11,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $81,000,000 in ticket sales and $40,000,000 in rental and home sales.

Alien was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in two categories. It won the Oscar for visual effects . It was also an Oscar nominee for art direction.

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" It's a robot. Ash is a @#$*! @#$*! robot.


Much of the dialogue was developed through improvisation.

Filming Locations

Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK

Bray Studios, Down Place, Oakley Green, Berkshire, England, UK

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