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Alien (1979)

R
117 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 (screenplay by) (story by) | Ronald Shusett (story by)
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Box Office
Budget
$11,000,000
Opening weekend
$3,527,881
Gross (US & Canada)
$80,931,801
Gross (World)
$105,664,211
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Release date
Jun 22, 1979 (United States)

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8.4 / 10 | 729,107 votes