Alien (1979)

In space, no one can hear you scream.

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1979-05-25
  • User Rating: 8.1/10 from 13835 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Director: Ridley Scott
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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 unfortunate host is birthed.

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  • Tom Skerritt

    as Dallas
  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Ripley
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Lambert
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Brett
  • John Hurt

    as Kane
  • Ian Holm

    as Ash
  • Yaphet Kotto

    as Parker
  • Bolaji Badejo

    as Alien
  • Helen Horton

    as Mother (voice)
Directing Ridley Scott Director
Art Michael Seymour Production Design
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Art Ian Whittaker Set Decoration
Production Gordon Carroll Producer
Art Leslie Dilley Art Direction
Art Roger Christian Art Direction
Editing Peter Weatherley Editor
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Production Mary Selway Casting
Production Walter Hill Producer
Production David Giler Producer
Camera Derek Vanlint Director of Photography
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up John Mollo Costume Design
Production Ronald Shusett Executive Producer
Editing Terry Rawlings Editor
Crew Roy Scammell Stunt Coordinator
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Art Jonathan Amberston Assistant Art Director
Sound Max Bell Dolby Consultant
Art Jean Giraud Conceptual Design
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Designer
Crew Phil Knowles Special Effects Technician
Crew Dennis Lowe Special Effects Technician
Directing Kay Fenton Continuity
Art Bill Welch Construction Manager
Production Garth Thomas Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Sarah Monzani Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Tommie Manderson Makeup Supervisor
Art Ron Cobb Concept Artist
Camera Jimmy Walters Key Grip
Crew Neil Swan Special Effects Technician
Sound Jim Shields Sound Editor
Lighting Ray Evans Gaffer
Art Benjamín Fernández Assistant Art Director
Crew Guy Hudson Special Effects Technician
Crew David H. Watkins Special Effects Technician
Visual Effects Dennis Ayling VFX Director of Photography
Visual Effects H. R. Giger Creature Design
Visual Effects Brian Johnson Special Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Pat Hay Makeup Artist
Directing Paul Ibbetson First Assistant Director
Crew Roger Nichols Special Effects Technician
Art Chris Foss Concept Artist
Sound Derrick Leather Production Sound Mixer
Sound Bill Rowe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Hathaway Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Wardrobe Supervisor
Directing Raymond Becket Assistant Director
Visual Effects Patti Rodgers Modeling
Sound Lionel Newman Conductor
Production Bill Finch Production Accountant
Crew George Gunning Carpenter
Visual Effects Eddie Butler Modeling
Crew Eddie Powell Stunts
Crew Brian Doyle Unit Publicist
Production Ivor Powell Associate Producer
Sound Bryan Tilling Dialogue Editor
Art Dave Jordan Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Graham Churchyard Costume Assistant
Visual Effects Carlo Rambaldi Visual Effects
Visual Effects Nick Allder Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Peter Voysey Modelling Supervisor
Writing Dan O'Bannon Story
Writing Ronald Shusett Story
Writing Dan O'Bannon Screenplay