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Alien

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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Why Is Alien Rated R?


This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

-Intense attacks by alien creature|gruesome and bloody violence

Language:

Infrequent use of the sexual expletive; profanity and scatological slang

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