Alien (movie)

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Alien is a 1979 American science fictionhorror movie directed by Ridley Scott. It is called a science fiction movie because the story takes place in outer space, and there are alien creatures. The movie's title refers to a highly aggressive (angry) and intelligent extraterrestrial (alien creature) that attacks and hurts the crew of the spaceship Nostromo. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, Tom Skerritt as Captain Dallas, and Ian Holm as Ash.

Alien was a box office success (it made a lot of money). It led to a successful Hollywood franchise of books, video games, merchandise, and three official sequels (follow-ups). Along with launching the career of actress Sigourney Weaver, the movie is credited as being the first action movie to have a strong female heroine.

There are three sequels to this movie: Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997), and a cross-overs: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007).

The famous tagline (slogan) for the movie was: In space no one can hear you scream.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Soviet Union 28 May 1979
 United States 22 June 1979
 Japan 21 July 1979
 Brazil 20 August 1979
 Puerto Rico 30 August 1979
 France 12 September 1979
 Belgium 13 September 1979
 Colombia 13 September 1979
Republic of Ireland Ireland 14 September 1979
 Spain 25 September 1979
 United Kingdom 30 September 1979
 South Africa 3 October 1979
 Denmark 12 October 1979
 Portugal 21 October 1979
 Italy 25 October 1979
 Netherlands 25 October 1979
 West Germany 25 October 1979
 Austria 26 October 1979
 Finland 26 October 1979
 Singapore 31 October 1979
 Israel 2 November 1979
 Sweden 2 November 1979
 Cyprus 5 November 1979
 Greece 5 November 1979
 Norway 13 November 1979
 Hong Kong 14 November 1979
 Malaysia 15 November 1979
Mexico Mexico 21 November 1979
 Australia 6 December 1979
 India 6 December 1979
 Argentina 25 December 1979
 Chile 25 December 1979
 Poland 1980
 Bolivia 1 January 1980
 New Zealand 24 January 1980
 Peru 24 January 1980
 Jamaica 6 February 1980
 Taiwan 16 February 1980
 Egypt 10 March 1980
 South Africa 10 March 1980
 Uruguay 28 March 1980
 Venezuela 28 March 1980
 Iceland 18 December 1980
 Hungary 15 January 1981
 India 30 January 1981
 Turkey November 1981
 Czechoslovakia 1 July 1982
 Thailand 28 August 1982
 South Korea 1 October 1987

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