Alien (1979)

In space no one can hear you scream.

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1979-05-25
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 5340 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Director: Ridley Scott
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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 Dallas
  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Ellen Ripley
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Joan Lambert
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Samuel Brett
  • John Hurt

    as Gilbert Kane
  • Ian Holm

    as Ash
  • Yaphet Kotto

    as Dennis Parker
  • Bolaji Badejo

    as Alien
  • Helen Horton

    as Mother (voice)
  • Eddie Powell

    as Alien (uncredited)
Directing Ridley Scott Director
Writing Dan O'Bannon Screenplay
Production Gordon Carroll Producer
Production David Giler Producer
Production Walter Hill Producer
Production Ivor Powell Producer
Production Ronald Shusett Executive Producer
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Camera Derek Vanlint Director of Photography
Editing Terry Rawlings Editor
Editing Peter Weatherley Editor
Art Michael Seymour Production Design
Art Roger Christian Production Design
Art Roger Christian Art Direction
Art Leslie Dilley Art Direction
Art Ian Whittaker Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up John Mollo Costume Design
Sound Robert Hathaway Sound Editor
Art H.R. Giger Production Design
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Production Mary Selway Casting
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
Art Jean Giraud Conceptual Design
Writing Ronald Shusett Story
Writing Dan O'Bannon Story