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What begins as an investigation into an SOS from a spaceship that crash-landed on an unknown planet turns into a desperate fight to save their own lives. Unbeknownst to the crew of the rescuing vessel is the presence of an Alien creature that uses humans as a host --and the parasite leaves no survivors. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 24 May 1979
Video Release: 05 Jan 2004
MPAA Rating: R
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Alien is rated R: sci-fi violence/gore and language.

Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Studio: 1979 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for Alien.

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Release Date: 25 May 1979

Re-Release: Directors Cut 2003

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