About

When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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Directed by

James Cameron

Written by

James Cameron (Screenplay)
Walter Hill (Story)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

This Time It's War

Cast

Keywords

colony space travel alien extraterrestrial technology space colony android spaceman space marine xenomorph cryogenics settler warrior woman vacuum

Photos

Lists

#69 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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

#30 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, Sound Effects Editing Don Sharpe

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Stan Winston Robert Skotak

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Crispian Sallis Peter Lamont

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Roy Charman