Released Date
May 25, 1979
Distributor
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Horror
Rating
R
Budget
$11,000,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$81,900,459 + $24,385,063 = $106,285,522
1940-2017

John Hurt

as Kane

72

Sigourney Weaver

as Ripley,

1931-2020

Ian Holm

as Ash

1926-2017

Harry Dean Stanton

as Brett

88

Tom Skerritt

as Dallas

82

Yaphet Kotto

as Parker

72

Veronica Cartwright

as Lambert

About Alien

After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

About

Ridley Scott directed film that follows the crew of a space vessel as they are terrorized by a killer alien. It is the first film in the Aline film franchise, followed in the series by Aliens (1986). 

Trivia

The film received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and three Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actress (Veronica Cartwright) and Best Direction (Scott).