Synopsis: Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on Earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the moon LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed moon to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.
Director(s): James Cameron
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporat
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 22 nominations.
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137 min

Bio-readouts are all in the green.

Looks like she's alive.

Well, there goes our salvage, guys.

How are we today?


Well, better than yesterday, at least.

- Where am I?

- You're safe.

You're at Gateway Station.

Been here a couple of days.

You were pretty groggy at first,

but now you're OK.

Looks like you've got a visitor.

Jonesy! Come here!

Hey, come here!

How are you, you stupid cat?

How are you!

Where have you been?

Guess you two have met, huh?

I'm Burke. Carter Burke.

I work for the company.

But... Don't let that fool you.

I'm really an OK guy.

I'm glad to see you're feeling better.

They say that all the weakness

and disorientation should pass soon.

That's just natural side effects of such

a long hypersleep. Or something like that.

What do you mean?

How long was I out there?

Has no-one discussed this with you yet?

No. But, I mean, I don't...

... Recognise this place.

No, I know. Uh... OK.

It's just that, uh,

this might be a shock to you.

- It's longer...

- How long?


57 years.


That's the thing.

You were out there for 57 years.

You had drifted

right through the core systems.

And it's reallyjust blind luck...

... That a deep-salvage team

found you when they did.

It's one in a thousand, really.

You're damn lucky to be alive, kiddo.

You could be floating out there forever.

You OK?



You OK?



Nurse! Please!

Someone get in here now!





Hold her!

Kill me!


Bad dreams again?

- You wantsomething to help you sleep?

- No.

I've slept enough.

Jonesy... Come here.


It's all right.

It's all right now.

It's over.

Hi. Sorry I'm late.

Been running behind all morning.

Is there any word about my daughter?

Uh... I think we should worry

about the hearing now.

I read your deposition...

... And it's great.

If you stick to that, we'll be fine.

There are gonna be

a lot of heavyweights in there.

Feds, Interstellar Commerce Commission,...

... Colonial Administration,

insurance company guys.

Do you have any news about my daughter?

Well, we did come up with some information.

Why don't we sit down?

I was hoping to wait

until after the inquest.


Amanda Ripley McClaren...

Her married name, I guess?

Age 66.

And that was at the time of her death,...

... which was two years ago.

I'm real sorry.


She was cremated...

... And interred at Westlake Repository,

in Wisconsin.

No children mentioned.

I promised her...

... That I would be home for her birthday.

Her eleventh birthday.


They'd like to go back to this

point about the override destruct order.

I don't understand this.

We have been here

for three and a half hours.

How many different ways

do you want the same story?

Look at it from our perspective, please.


You admit to detonating the engines of, and

thereby destroying, an M-Class star freighter.

An expensive piece of hardware.

42 million in adjusted dollars.

That's minus payload, of course.

The lifeboat's flight recorder corroborates

some elements ofyour account.

In that, for reasons unknown,

the Nostromo set down on LV-426,...

... An unsurveyed planet at that time.

That it resumed its course, and was

subsequently set for self-destruct by you...

... For reasons unknown.

Not for reasons unknown. I told you.

We set down there on company orders to

get this thing, which destroyed my crew...

... And your expensive ship.

The analysis team found no physical

evidence ofthe creature you describe.


That's because I blew it out

of the goddamn air lock.

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James Cameron

James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer. He first found major success with the science fiction action film The Terminator. more…

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