Alien (1979)

In space no one can hear you scream.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1979-05-25
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 8684 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Brandywine Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
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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.

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  • Tom Skerritt

    as Arthur Koblenz Dallas
  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Joan Marie Lambert
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Samuel Elias Brett
  • John Hurt

    as Gilbert Ward Kane
  • Ian Holm

    as Ash
  • Yaphet Kotto

    as Dennis Monroe Parker
  • Bolaji Badejo

    as Alien
  • Helen Horton

    as Mother (voice)
  • Eddie Powell

    as Alien (uncredited)
Directing Ridley Scott Director
Production Mary Selway Casting
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Designer
Production David Giler Producer
Production Walter Hill Producer
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Art Michael Seymour Production Design
Writing Dan O'Bannon Screenplay
Writing Dan O'Bannon Story
Production Ronald Shusett Executive Producer
Writing Ronald Shusett Story
Production Gordon Carroll Producer
Production Ivor Powell Producer
Camera Derek Vanlint Director of Photography
Editing Terry Rawlings Editor
Editing Peter Weatherley Editor
Art Roger Christian Production Design
Art Roger Christian Art Direction
Art Leslie Dilley Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up John Mollo Costume Design
Sound Robert Hathaway Sound Editor
Art H.R. Giger Production Design
Visual Effects H.R. Giger Visual Effects
Visual Effects Carlo Rambaldi Visual Effects
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Art Jean Giraud Conceptual Design
Art Ian Whittaker Set Decoration
Visual Effects Nick Allder Visual Effects
Art Jonathan Amberston Assistant Art Director
Crew Dave Jordan Property Master
Editing Bryan Tilling Dialogue Editor
Sound Max Bell Dolby Consultant
Crew Roy Scammell Stunt Coordinator
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Visual Effects Brian Johnson Visual Effects
Visual Effects Dennis Ayling Visual Effects