Alien 3

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Alien 3 (stylized as ALIEN3) is an American science fiction-horror movie. It was released on 22 May 1992.[1] It was the debut feature movie of director David Fincher. Alien 3 movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Charles S. Dutton and Lance Henriksen. It is a sequel to Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). Alien 3 was by followed by Alien: Resurrection (1997).

Plot[change | change source]

The movie continues the plot of the 1986 movie Aliens. Heading back to Earth a spacecraft has flight difficulties. It crash lands on a planet called Fiorina 161.[2] The crash kills everyone aboard except Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Fiorina 161 is a planet where the temperature averages forty degrees below zero. It was a maximum security prison colony. A group of ex-prisoners chose to remain on the planet. They belong to a sect identified as "an apocalyptic millennarian fundamentalist Christian sect."[2] The first thing Ripley has to do is shave her head because of the lice there. She is threatened by being the only female on the planet. While waiting for a rescue ship it is discovered that one of the aliens Ripley and the others were fighting before has found its way to Fiorina 161. A pet dog is the first victim. Then ex-prisoners begin disappearing. They have no weapons to fight the alien monster, only fire. Then Ripley learns she has a little alien inside her. Worse, it's a queen capable of producing thousands of eggs. Ripley thinks it happened while she was asleep in her pod.[2] The creature, called a Xenomorph, refuses to kill Ripley because of the embryo inside her.[3]

Cast[change | change source]

  • Sigourney Weaver: Ripley[4]
  • Charles S. Dutton: Dillon[4]
  • Charles Dance: Clemens[4]
  • Paul McGann: Golic[4]
  • Brian Glover: Andrews[4]
  • Ralph Brown: Aaron[4]
  • Danny Webb: Morse[4]
  • Lance Henriksen: Bishop[4]
  • Chris Fairbank: Murphy[4]
  • Pete Postlethwaite: David[4]
  • Danielle Edmond: Newt[4]

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 22 May 1992
 Australia 4 June 1992
 Jamaica 24 June 1992
 Philippines 1 July 1992
 Venezuela 1 July 1992
 Argentina 2 July 1992
 Hong Kong 2 July 1992
 Peru 2 July 1992
 New Zealand 3 July 1992
 Taiwan 4 July 1992
 Mexico 10 July 1992
 Ecuador 15 July 1992
 South Korea 17 July 1992
 Puerto Rico 23 July 1992
 Indonesia 11 August 1992
 Panama 14 August 1992
 South Africa 14 August 1992
 United Kingdom 21 August 1992
 Ireland 21 August 1992
 Uruguay 21 August 1992
 Japan 22 August 1992
 Bulgaria 26 August 1992
 France 26 August 1992
 Belgium 27 August 1992
 Norway 27 August 1992
 Finland 28 August 1992
 Denmark 29 August 1992
 Bolivia 3 September 1992
 Germany 3 September 1992
 Brazil 4 September 1992
 Belize 4 September 1992
 Chile 10 September 1992
 Austria 11 September 1992
 Spain 11 September 1992
 El Salvador 11 September 1992
 Swaziland 11 September 1992
 Turkey 11 September 1992
 Poland 18 September 1992
 Portugal 25 September 1992
 Sweden 25 September 1992
 Greece 26 September 1992
 Italy 1 October 1992
 Slovenia 1 October 1992
 Hungary 6 October 1992
 Cyprus 9 October 1992
 Thailand 10 October 1992
 Egypt 12 October 1992
 Netherlands 28 October 1992
 Colombia 29 October 1992
 Singapore 12 November 1992
 Croatia 21 January 1993
 India 14 May 1993
 Romania 3 December 1993

Production[change | change source]

The movie had a difficult production, with various screenwriters and directors getting involved in the project. Shooting began without a finished script. The movie was the big-budget debut for the young David Fincher. He was brought into the project after a proposed version with Vincent Ward at the helm was cancelled well into pre-production. Fincher had little time to prepare. The experience of making the movie proved agonizing for him.

References[change | change source]

  1. "ALIEN3 (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vincent Canby (22 May 1992). "Movie Review: Alien3 (1992)". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. David Madsen (31 October 2014). "Movie Review – Alien3 (1992) – David Madsen". GARDE MAGAZINE. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 James O'Ehley. "SCI-FI MOVIE PAGE PICK: ALIEN 3". The Sci-Fi Movie Page. Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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