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Alien Resurrection Details


Two centuries after Ellen Ripley's death, doctors aboard the space station Auriga clone her using a blood sample taken from Fiorna 161, in hopes of harvesting the queen embryo that was incubating inside of her when she was trapped on the remote penal planet. Finally succeeding after numerous attempts, they remove the alien and repair the clone for further study. Before long, the Ripley clone has gained consciousness, and displays superhuman capabilities that suggest it possesses alien DNA. When Ripley discovers that General Perez (Dan Hedaya) is keeping the queen in a heavily fortified room of the space station, she warns the military man and his scientists that the creature cannot be contained no matter how hard they try. Meanwhile, General Perez has hired a crew of space pirates to deliver the cryogenically frozen bodies of another ship to the Auriga so they can be used to breed more aliens. The leader of the pirates is Johner (Ron Perlman), a gruff mercenary who engages Ripley to no avail. When Call (Winona Ryder), one of Johner's crewmembers, admits that she was sent to assassinate Ripley, General Perez attempts to have the pirates executed. The result is a tense standoff between the pirates and the military men, with the aliens causing havoc after breaking free of their containment cells. Attempting a daring escape, Ripley and the pirates discover the lab where she was cloned before being forced to swim through the mess hall, which has been submerged in water during the aliens' escape. Discovering a carefully guarded secret about Call's past, Ripley attempts to convince her to alter the Auruga's course, which was set to Earth when the ship went into emergency mode. With the fate of mankind hanging in the balance, Ripley is captured by the aliens and taken to their nest, where she comes face to face with the mutated results of the scientists' experiments. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 26, 1997


Sigourney Weaver
as Ellen Ripley
Winona Ryder
as Annalee Call
Ron Perlman
as Johner
Dominique Pinon
as Vriess
Michael Wincott
as Elgyn
Dan Hedaya
as Gen. Perez
J.E. Freeman
as Dr. Wren
Brad Dourif
as Gediman
Raymond Cruz
as Distephano
Kim Flowers
as Hillard
Gary Dourdan
as Christie
Leland Orser
as Purvis
David St. James
as Surgeon


Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Walter Hill
Bill Badalato
David Giler
Gordon Carroll
Joss Whedon
Darius Khondji
Herve Schneid
Nigel Phelps
Production Designer
Andrew Neskoromny
Art Director
Stephen Cooper
Supervising Art Director
Sigourney Weaver
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Bob Ringwood
Costume Designer
Richard Bryce Goodman
Sound/Sound Designer
Leslie Shatz
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Oppenheimer
First Assistant Director
Michel Cheyko
First Assistant Director
Rick Pagano
Erik Henry
Special Effects Supervisor
Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Creature Effects
Special Effects Supervisor
Alec Gillis
Creature Effects