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Alien (1979)

R
116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Writers
Dan O'Bannon (story) (screenplay) | Ronald Shusett (story)
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Budget
$ 11,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 1,287,560
Gross (USA)
$ 78,900,000
Gross (World)
$ 203,630,630
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Release date
Jun 22, 1979 (United States)

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Helen Horton
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8.5 / 10 | 681,479 votes