Alien (1979)

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Released:  Friday, May 25, 1979  
Length:  117 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror
Rating: Alien is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.



Sigourney Weaver shines as the most stalwart crewmember of a space freighter that inadvertently takes on an unwanted visitor. As the bloodthirsty beast stalks the crew (including Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and Yaphet Kotto), they begin to realize they're pitted against a malevolent monster that's perfectly evolved to annihilate humankind.

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