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Kane's first encounter with the Alien. Alien (R) 1979 ‧ Adventure/Horror
Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. The film's title refers to a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship. Dan O'Bannon wrote the screenplay from a story he wrote with Ronald Shusett, drawing influence from previous works of science fiction and horror. The film was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill through their Brandywine Productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Giler and Hill made revisions and additions to the script. Shusett was executive producer. The eponymous Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film. Alien launched the Alien franchise and is chronologically the first of the main series, with the prequel series set in an earlier timeframe.

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Cast
The seven principal cast members of the film :

    Tom Skerritt as Dallas, the Captain of the Nostromo

   

    Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the warrant officer aboard the Nostromo

   
    Veronica Cartwright as Lambert, the Nostromo's navigator/helmsman

    

    Harry Dean Stanton as Brett, the Engineering Technician

   

    John Hurt as Kane, the Executive Officer who becomes the host for the Alien

  
    Ian Holm as Ash, the ship's Science Officer who is revealed to be an android

    
    Yaphet Kotto as Parker, the Chief Engineer

   
    Bolaji Badejo as The Alien
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The commercial spacecraft Nostromo is on a return trip to Earth with a seven-member crew in stasis: Captain Dallas, Executive Officer Kane, Navigator Lambert, Science Officer Ash, Warrant Officer Ripley, and Engineers Parker and Brett. 

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