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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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MPAA Rating (United States)

Alien is rated R sci-fi violence/gore and language.

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Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated R -- Director's Cut

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Gory Scenes

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Gory Scenes

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Gory Scenes

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