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Aliens (18-Jul-1986)

Director: James Cameron

Writers: James Cameron; David Giler; Walter Hill

Music Composed by: James Horner

Producer: Gale Anne Hurd

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Horror, Robots, Explosions, Corporate Crime

Ellen Ripley, discovered floating in space, is awakened after 57 years of hypersleep near the same planet from Alien (1979), now undergoing terraforming in the early stages of colonization. Contact was lost with the colonists; Marines land and are killed off one-by-one. Our heroes barely escape as they destroy the remains of the colony with a thermonuclear device, but the alien has attached itself to their ship. Yes, it's the same plot as Alien. Best watched as the Director's Cut, as the film needs those extra 17 minutes of scenes. Won Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects Editing; received nominations for 5 others including Best Actress, Best Score, and Best Set Decoration. Won Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Biehn
Actor
31-Jul-1956   Aliens, The Rock, The Abyss
Lance Henriksen
Actor
5-May-1940   Aliens, Dead Man
Bill Paxton
Actor
17-May-1955   Mighty Joe Young
Paul Reiser
Actor
30-Mar-1957   Mad About You
Sigourney Weaver
Actor
8-Oct-1949   Alien

CAST

Sigourney Weaver   ...   Ripley
Michael Biehn   ...   Cpl. Hicks
Paul Reiser   ...   Burke
Lance Henriksen   ...   Bishop
Carrie Henn   ...   Newt
Bill Paxton   ...   Pvt. Hudson
William Hope   ...   Lt. Gorman
Ricco Ross   ...   Pvt. Frost
Al Matthews   ...   Sgt. Apone
Jenette Goldstein   ...   Pvt. Vasquez
Mark Rolston   ...   Pvt. Drake
Colette Hiller   ...   Cpl. Ferro
Daniel Kash   ...   Pvt. Spunkmeyer
Cynthia Scott   ...   Cpl. Dietrich
Tip Tipping   ...   Pvt. Crowe
Trevor Steedman   ...   Pvt. Wierzbowski
Paul Maxwell   ...   Van Leuwen
Valerie Colgan   ...   ECA Rep
Alan Polonsky   ...   Insurance Man
Alibe Parsons   ...   Med Tech
Blain Fairman   ...   Doctor
Barbara Coles   ...   Cocooned Woman
Carl Toop   ...   Alien Warrior
John Lees   ...   Power Loader Operator

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