Aliens (1986)

This Time It's War

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-07-18
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 4039 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Brandywine Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: James Cameron
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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.

Aliens Trailer

  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley
  • Michael Biehn

    as Corporal Dwayne Hicks
  • Paul Reiser

    as Carter J. Burke
  • Lance Henriksen

    as L. Bishop
  • Carrie Henn

    as Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
  • Bill Paxton

    as Private W. Hudson
  • William Hope

    as Lieutenant S. Gorman
  • Jenette Goldstein

    as Private J. Vasquez
  • Al Matthews

    as Sergeant A. Apone
  • Mark Rolston

    as Private M. Drake
  • Ricco Ross

    as Private R. Frost
  • Colette Hiller

    as Corporal C. Ferro
  • Daniel Kash

    as Private D. Spunkmeyer
  • Cynthia Dale Scott

    as Corporal C. Dietrich
  • Tip Tipping

    as Private T. Crowe
  • Trevor Steedman

    as Private 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