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Aliens

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Aliens

Certificate
18 Certificate
Title
137 Mins
Released
1986
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Packshot of Aliens
Certificate
18 Certificate
Released
1986
Duration
137 Mins

Directed by James Cameron. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is woken from cryo-sleep 57 years after she escaped an alien attack. Nobody believes her story. But people begin to listen when all contact is lost with a remote mining colony. Ripley must join forces with an elite squad of marines and visit the planet she and her crew landed on all those years ago. The colony has almost been wiped out by a swarm of aliens. Do the marines have the weapons to defeat the deadly creatures? Contains strong bloody violence and horror.

Cast & Connections

Director

  • James Cameron

Screen Writer

  • James Cameron

Cast

  • Sigourney Weaver,
  • Carrie Henn,
  • Michael Biehn,
  • Lance Henriksen,
  • Paul Reiser,
  • Bill Paxton,
  • William Hope,
  • Jenette Goldstein and
  • Al Matthews

Box Office

U.K.
£4.96 million
U.S.
$77.69 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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Let's rock!

Did you know?

  • Writer/director James Cameron reportedly drew inspiration for this film from the Vietnam War.
  • Ellen Ripley's tiny bathroom in her apartment was reportedly made from a British Airways toilet.
  • Alien effects creator Stan Winston also worked on Avatar and Terminator 2 with James Cameron.
  • Michael Biehn, who plays Corporal Hicks, also worked with James Cameron on The Terminator and The Abyss.
  • Sigourney Weaver, who plays Ellen Ripley, also received Oscar nominations for her performances in Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl.

Film Awards

  • Academy Awards won 2

    • 1986 Sound Effects Editing - Don Sharpe
    • 1986 Visual Effects - Stan Winston, Suzanne M. Benson, Robert Skotak, John Richardson
  • Academy Awards nominated 7

    • 1986 Actress In A Leading Role - Sigourney Weaver
    • 1986 Art Direction-Set Decoration - Crispian Sallis, Peter Lamont
    • 1986 Editing - Ray Lovejoy
    • 1986 Music, Original Score - James Horner
    • 1986 Sound - Michael A. Carter, Roy Charman, Nicolas Le Messurier, Graham V. Hartstone
    • 1986 Sound Effects Editing - Don Sharpe
    • 1986 Visual Effects - Stan Winston, Suzanne M. Benson, Robert Skotak, John Richardson
  • BAFTA Awards won 1

    • 1986 Visual Effects - Stan Winston, Robert Skotak, Brian Johnson, John Richardson
  • BAFTA Awards nominated 4

    • 1986 Make Up Artist - Peter Robb-King
    • 1986 Production Design - Peter Lamont
    • 1986 Sound - Don Sharpe, Graham V. Hartstone, Roy Charman
    • 1986 Visual Effects - Stan Winston, Robert Skotak, Brian Johnson, John Richardson
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated 1

    • 1987 Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Sigourney Weaver

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