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Alien
My Rating:
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3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: On TV Saw at/with:
Rating: R Year: 1979 Category: Thriller Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott Time: 116:00:00 min. Writer: Don O'bannon & Ronald Shusett

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Mine: Very scarry in a Hitchcockian way. Wonderful use of the alien that you almost never see.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Commercial spacecraft unwittingly takes on an alien being that wreaks merciless havoc on the crew. Space-age horror film reverts to 1950s formula, but adds stomach-churning violence, slime, and shocks. Still, some people's idea of a good time. Oscar-winning effects. Inspired by IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE. Followed by ALIENS. Panavision.
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Dallas
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Ripley
Veronica Cartwright as:
Lambert
Harry Dean Stanton Harry Dean Stanton as:
Brett
John Hurt John Hurt as:
Kane
Ian Holm Ian Holm as:
Ash
yaphet Kotto as:
Paker
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Mother