• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“Alien” is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by and starring , Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. The movie follows the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who encounter a deadly extraterrestrial creature on board their ship after investigating a distress signal from a nearby planet.

The film was a critical and commercial success, and is considered a classic in the science-fiction and horror genres. It spawned several sequels, prequels, and spin-offs, as well as numerous novels, comic books, and video games. “Alien” is praised for its atmospheric and claustrophobic visuals, innovative design of the titular creature, and 's iconic portrayal of the resilient and resourceful heroine Ellen Ripley. It has been widely cited as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.

Directed by
Produced by Gordon Carroll David Giler Walter Hill
Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon
Story by Dan O'Bannon Ronald Shusett
Starring Tom Skerritt Veronica Cartwright Harry Dean Stanton Ian Holm Yaphet Kotto
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Derek Vanlint
Edited by Terry Rawlings Peter Weatherley
Brandywine Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date May 25, 1979 (United States) September 6, 1979 (United Kingdom)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United Kingdom United States
Language English
Budget $11 million
Box office $106.3 million

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