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Crash landing on a barren penal-colony planet with an unwelcomed visitor in tow, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) contends with a group of hardened convicts while using nothing but her wits to battle a terrifying new breed of alien. The sole survivor of her crashed escape pod, Ripley is rescued from the craft by the remaining inhabitants of Fiorina 161, a group of rapists and murders who chose to repent for their sins in deep space after the penal colony was officially decommissioned. When remaining warden Andrews (Brian Glover) announces Ripley's presence to the inmates, their spiritual leader, Dillon (Charles S. Dutton), begins to fear that her presence will stir up trouble. As a result, Ripley is placed in the care of prison doctor Clemens (Charles Dance), and restricted to the infirmary until a rescue ship arrives. But Ripley isn't the only new visitor on Fiorina 161; an alien stowaway survived the crash as well, and it has planted its seed in a feral dog. Before long, a new breed of alien has burst from the dog's chest, a stealthy hunter that moves on all fours and can navigate the darkened prison corridors virtually undetected. When the inmates start to disappear, the remaining survivors must fight for their lives without weapons to defend themselves. The only person who knows the alien well enough to beat it is Ripley, and while her plan to corner and kill the creature just might work, a horrifying discovery reveals that her fight is far from over. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 22, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Edlund Best Visual Effects 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Woodruff, Jr. Best Visual Effects 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alec Gillis Best Visual Effects 1992 Nominee

Cast

Sigourney Weaver
as Ellen Ripley
Charles S. Dutton
as Dillon
Charles Dance
as Clemens
Paul McGann
as Golic
Brian Glover
as Andrews
Ralph Brown
as Aaron
Daniel Webb
as Morse
Christopher John Fields
as Rains
Holt McCallany
as Junior
Lance Henriksen
as Bishop II
Chloe Webb
Carl Chase
as Frank
Leon Herbert
as Boggs
Pete Postlethwaite
as David
Clive Mantle
as William
Philip Davis
as Kevin
Niall Buggy
as Eric
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Jude
Peter Guinness
as Gregor
Clive Mantle
as William
Pete Postlethwaite
as David
Carl Chase
as Frank
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Jude
Niall Buggy
as Eric
Philip Davis
as Kevin
Leon Herbert
as Boggs

Crew

David Fincher
Director
Gordon Carroll
Producer
David Giler
Producer
Walter Hill
Producer
Walter Hill
Screenwriter
Vincent Ward
Screen Story
Larry Ferguson
Screenwriter
David Giler
Screenwriter
William Gibson
Screenwriter
Greg Pruss
Screenwriter
Eric Red
Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon
Screenwriter
Rex Pickett
Screenwriter
Alex Thomson
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer (Music Score)
Terry Rawlings
Editor
Fred Hole
Production Designer
Norman Reynolds
Production Designer
James Morahan
Art Director
Sigourney Weaver
Co-producer
Ezra Swerdlow
Executive Producer
Dave Perry
Costume Designer
Bob Ringwood
Costume Designer
Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Special Effects
Alec Gillis
Special Effects
Richard Edlund
Special Effects
David Worley
Camera Operator
Simon Crane
Stunts
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Priscilla John
Casting
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