Aliens (1986)

This time it's war.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-07-18
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 9047 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: SLM Production Group
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Cameron
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When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley
  • Michael Biehn

    as Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Lance Bishop
  • Bill Paxton

    as Pvt. William L. Hudson
  • Jenette Goldstein

    as Pvt. Jenette Vasquez
  • Carrie Henn

    as Rebecca "Newt" Jorden
  • Paul Reiser

    as Carter J. Burke
  • Mark Rolston

    as Pvt. Mark Drake
  • William Hope

    as Lt. Scott Gorman
  • Al Matthews

    as Sgt. Al Apone
  • Colette Hiller

    as Cpl. Colette Ferro
  • Ricco Ross

    as Pvt. Ricco Frost
  • Daniel Kash

    as Pvt. Daniel Spunkmeyer
  • Cynthia Dale Scott

    as Cpl. Cynthia Dietrich
  • Tip Tipping

    as Pvt. Tim Crowe
  • Trevor Steedman

    as Pvt. Trevor "Ski" Wierzbowski
  • Paul Maxwell

    as Van Leuwen
  • Valerie Colgan

    as ECA Rep
  • Alan Polonsky

    as Insurance Man
  • Alibe Parsons

    as Med Tech
  • Blain Fairman

    as Doctor
  • Barbara Coles

    as Cocooned Woman
  • Carl Toop

    as Aliens / Alien Queen
  • John Lees

    as Power Loader Operator
  • Mac McDonald

    as Al Simpson
  • William Armstrong

    as Lydecker
  • Holly De Jong

    as Newt's Mother (uncredited)
  • Eddie Powell

    as Alien Warrior (uncredited)
  • Jill Goldston

    as Worker in Corridor (Special Edition) (uncredited)
  • Jay Benedict

    as Newt's Father (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Inglis

    as Amanda Ripley-Mclaren (uncredited)
  • Stuart Milligan

    as Salvage Team Leader (uncredited)
  • Bob Sherman

    as Salvage Team Leader (voice) (uncredited)
  • Chris Webb

    as Alien Warrior (uncredited)
  • Tom Woodruff Jr.

    as Salvager (uncredited)
  • Alec Gillis

    as Alien (uncredited)
Art Michael Lamont Art Direction
Editing Ray Lovejoy Editor
Sound Robin Clarke Music Editor
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Mary Selway Casting
Production Judy Taylor Casting
Production Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Production David Giler Executive Producer
Writing David Giler Story
Art Syd Mead Concept Artist
Art Crispian Sallis Set Decoration
Production Walter Hill Executive Producer
Writing Walter Hill Story
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Writing James Cameron Screenplay
Directing James Cameron Director
Writing James Cameron Story
Art Peter Lamont Production Design
Writing Dan O'Bannon Characters
Writing Ronald Shusett Characters
Production Gordon Carroll Executive Producer
Visual Effects H. R. Giger Creature Design
Crew Kiran Shah Stunt Double
Art Ken Court Art Direction
Camera Adrian Biddle Director of Photography
Crew Peter Russell Visual Effects Art Director
Crew Brian Johnson Special Effects
Art Bert Davey Art Direction
Art Fred Hole Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Emma Porteous Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Peter Robb-King Makeup Supervisor
Art Terry Ackland-Snow Supervising Art Director
Sound Michael Clifford Music Editor
Crew Norman Baillie Special Effects
Crew Paul Weston Stunt Coordinator
Crew Elanor Bertram Stunts
Camera David Worley Camera Operator
Art Ron Cobb Conceptual Design
Crew Stuart St. Paul Stunts
Sound Don Sharpe Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Bill Weston Stunts
Editing Peter Boita Associate Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tiny Nicholls Costume Supervisor
Sound Archie Ludski Dialogue Editor
Directing Stan Winston Second Unit Director
Crew Paul Tucker Production Controller
Visual Effects Robert Skotak Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Simon Crane Stunts
Production Hugh Harlow Production Supervisor
Sound Greig McRitchie Orchestrator
Crew Eddie Powell Stunts
Crew Clive Curtis Stunt Double
Crew Stuart Fell Stunts
Camera Bob Penn Still Photographer
Crew Steve Dent Stunts
Directing Diana Dill Script Supervisor
Art Bert Hearn Property Master
Sound Roy Charman Sound Recordist
Visual Effects Richard Hewitt Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Dennis Skotak Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Shaun O'Dell Camera Operator
Lighting Jack Thetford Gaffer
Crew Malcolm Weaver Stunts
Crew Geoff Freeman Unit Publicist
Crew Sean McCabe Stunts
Crew Jason White Stunts
Directing Derek Cracknell First Assistant Director
Crew Jazzer Jeyes Stunts
Production Gil Whelan Unit Production Manager
Art Vic Simpson Construction Manager
Costume & Make-Up Elaine Bowerbank Key Hair Stylist
Crew Chris Webb Stunts
Editing Simon Harris Assistant Editor
Sound Rocky Phelan Foley Editor
Directing Melvin Lind Second Assistant Director
Crew Sue Crosland Stunts
Editing Phil Sanderson First Assistant Editor
Production Mo Coppitters Unit Production Manager
Crew Louise Head Stunt Double
Production Joyce Turner Production Coordinator