"You're all gonna die. The only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet? Or on your fuckin' knees... begging? I ain't much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say *fuck* that thing! Let's fight it!"
Leonard Dillon
Title: Alien³
Directed by: David Fincher
Written by: David Giler; Walter Hill; Larry Ferguson; Vincent Ward
Produced by: Ezra Swerdlow; Gordon Carroll; David Giler; Walter Hill; Sigourney Weaver
Music by: Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography: Alex Thomson
Edited by: Terry Rawlings; David Crowther
Distributed by: Twentieth Century-Fox Productions; Brandywine Productions
Released: May 22nd, 1992
Rating: R
Running time: 114 min. (theatrical); 145 min. ("Assembly Cut" edition)
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $63,000,000
Gross: $159,814,498 [1]
Previous: Aliens (1986)
Next: Alien Resurrection (1997)

Alien³ is an American feature film blending elements of the science fiction and horror genres. It is the third film in the Aliens film series and immediately follows the events of 1986's Aliens. The film was directed by David Fincher with a script written by David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson, based on a story treatment by Vincent Ward. It was produced by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Brandywine Productions and premiered in the United States on May 22nd, 1992.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
Sigourney Weaver Ellen Ripley
Charles S. Dutton Leonard Dillon
Charles Dance Jonathan Clemens
Paul McGann Golic
Brian Glover Harold Andrews
Ralph Brown Aaron
Danny Webb Morse
Christopher John Fields Rains
Holt McCallany Junior
Lance Henriksen Michael Bishop
Chris Fairbank Murphy
Carl Chase Frank
Leon Herbert Boggs
Vincenzo Nicoli Jude
Pete Postlethwaite David
Paul Brennen Troy
Clive Mantle William
Peter Guinness Gregor
Dhobi Oparei Arthur
Philip Davis Kevin
Niall Buggy Eric
Hi Ching Company man
Danielle Edmond Newt

Plot Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The tagline for this film is, "This time it's hiding in the most terrifying place of all".
  • This is the first professional film work for director David Fincher.
  • Another tagline for the film was "The Bitch is Back". This is a reference to the popular line from Aliens spoken by Sigourney Weaver to the alien queen wherein she screamed, "Get away from her, you bitch!"
  • Tom Woodruff, Jr. played the role of the lead alien in this film, but was uncredited for his participation.
  • Coincidentally, actor Charles S. Dutton actually was an ex-convict, having served three years for possession of a deadly weapon and seven 1/2 years for assaulting a corrections officer. While serving his sentence, he read a play which amused him so much that he started a theatre group.

See also Edit


The World of Aliens

Aliens miscellaneous

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