About

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortun...

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Directed by

Ridley Scott

Written by

Dan O'Bannon (Screenplay)
Ronald Shusett (Story)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

In space no one can hear you scream.

Cast

Keywords

space travel space parasite female protagonist cult film alien dystopia android spacecraft beheading biology space marine countdown space suit cowardice h. r. giger cosmos xenomorph

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Lists

#52 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#128 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#33 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects H.R. Giger Nick Allder

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Leslie Dilley Roger Christian Michael Seymour Ian Whittaker