1986 - 154 minutes - Color - Dolby - 1.85 : 1
US release date: July 18, 1986
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Brandywine Productions, SLM Production Group
Budget: $18,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $10,052,042 (USA) (1,437 Screens)


Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.


Ellen Ripley - Sigourney Weaver
Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden - Carrie Henn
Cpl. Dwayne Hicks - Michael Biehn
Carter Burke - Paul Reiser
Bishop - Lance Henriksen
Pvt. Hudson - Bill Paxton
Pvt. Vasquez - Jenette Goldstein
Lt. Gorman - William Hope
Sgt. Apone - Al Matthews
Pvt. Drake - Mark Rolston
Pvt. Frost - Ricco Ross
Cpl. Ferro - Colette Hiller
Pvt. Spunkmeyer - Daniel Kash
Cpl. Dietrich - Cynthia Scott
Pvt. Crowe - Tip Tipping
Pvt. Wierzbowski - Trevor Steedman
Van Leuwen - Paul Maxwell



Director - James Cameron

Writing credits

Characters - Dan O'Bannon
Characters - Ronald Shusett
Story - James Cameron
Story - David Giler
Story - Walter Hill
Screenplay - James Cameron


Executive producer - Gordon Carroll
Executive producer - David Giler
Executive producer - Walter Hill
Producer - Gale Anne Hurd