Aliens (1986)

This Time It's War

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-07-18
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 5311 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Brandywine Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley
  • Michael Biehn

    as Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
  • Paul Reiser

    as Carter J. Burke
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Lance Bishop
  • Carrie Henn

    as Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
  • Bill Paxton

    as Pvt. William L. Hudson
  • William Hope

    as Lt. Scott Gorman
  • Jenette Goldstein

    as Pvt. Jenette Vasquez
  • Al Matthews

    as Sgt. Al Apone
  • Mark Rolston

    as Pvt. Mark Drake
  • Ricco Ross

    as Pvt. Ricco Frost
  • Colette Hiller

    as Cpl. Colette Ferro
  • Daniel Kash

    as Pvt. Daniel Spunkmeyer
  • Cynthia Dale Scott

    as Cpl. Cynthia Dietrich
  • Tip Tipping

    as Pvt. Tim Crowe
  • Trevor Steedman

    as Pvt. Trevor "Ski" Wierzbowski
  • Paul Maxwell

    as Van Leuwen
  • Carl Toop

    as Aliens / Alien Queen
  • Valerie Colgan

    as ECA Rep
  • Alan Polonsky

    as Insurance Man
  • Alibe Parsons

    as Med Tech
  • Blain Fairman

    as Doctor
  • Barbara Coles

    as Cocooned Woman
  • Eddie Powell

    as Alien Warrior
  • James Remar

    as Hicks body double
  • Jay Benedict

    as Newt's Father (uncredited)
Directing James Cameron Director
Production Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Camera Adrian Biddle Director of Photography
Editing Ray Lovejoy Editor
Art Peter Lamont Production Design
Art Ken Court Art Direction
Art Bert Davey Art Direction
Art Fred Hole Art Direction
Art Michael Lamont Art Direction
Art Crispian Sallis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Emma Porteous Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Peter Robb-King Makeup Artist
Sound Michael Clifford Music Editor
Crew Norman Baillie Special Effects
Crew Paul Weston Stunt Coordinator
Crew Elanor Bertram Stunts
Writing James Cameron Screenplay
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Art Terry Ackland-Snow Supervising Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Costume Supervisor
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Mary Selway Casting
Production Judy Taylor Casting
Camera Shaun O'Dell Camera Operator
Crew Bert Hearn Property Master
Sound Don Sharpe Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Roy Charman Sound Recordist
Editing Archie Ludski Dialogue Editor
Visual Effects Richard Hewitt Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Dennis Skotak Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Robert Skotak Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera David Worley Camera Operator
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Lighting Jack Thetford Gaffer
Crew Chris Webb Stunts
Sound Robin Clarke Music Editor
Writing Ronald Shusett Characters
Writing Dan O'Bannon Characters
Writing David Giler Story
Writing Walter Hill Story
Writing James Cameron Story
Production Walter Hill Executive Producer
Production David Giler Executive Producer
Production Gordon Carroll Executive Producer