Alien (1979)

Alien
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Action, Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Technology
Keywords alien, Alien (franchise), future, outer space, parasite
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tom Skerritt Actor Captain Dallas 1 1000001
Sigourney Weaver Actor Ripley 1 1000002
Veronica Cartwright Actor Lambert 1 1000003
Harry Stanton Actor Brett 1 1000004
John Hurt Actor Kane 1 1000005
Ian Holm Actor Ash 1 1000006
Yaphet Kotto Actor Parker 1 1000007
Helen Horton Actor Mother Voice 1 1000008
Bolaji Badejo Actor Alien 1 1000009
Ridley Scott Director n/a 2 2000001
Gordon Carroll Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Giler Producer n/a 3 3000002
Walter Hill Producer n/a 3 3000003
Ronald Shusett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Ivor Powell Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Dan O'Bannon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David Giler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Walter Hill Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Ronald Shusett Story By n/a 120779 4000004
Dan O'Bannon From Story n/a 120870 4000005
Ronald Shusett From Story n/a 120870 4000006
Garth Thomas Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Paul Ibbetson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Raymond Becket Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Steven Harding Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Kay Fenton Continuity n/a 890 5000005
Derek Vanlint Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Litchfield Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Adrian Biddle Camera camera focus 120798 6000003
Colin Davidson Camera camera focus 120798 6000004
Dick Hewitt Video video coordinator 120800 6000005
Denys Ayling Photography miniature photography 120835 6000006
Bob Penn Photography stills 120835 6000007
Ray Evans Lighting lighting gaffer 798 6000008
Peter Weatherley Editor n/a 172 7000001
Terry Rawlings Editor n/a 172 7000002
Les Healey Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Peter Culverwell Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Bridget Reiss Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Peter Baldock Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Maureen Lyndon Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Jerry Goldsmith Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hanson Howard Music music "Symphony No 2"(("Romantic")) 120781 8000002
Wolfgang Mozart Music ("Eine Kleine Nachtmusik") 120781 8000003
Lionel Newman Music music director 120781 8000004
Michael Seymour Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ian Whittaker Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Leslie Dilley Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Roger Christian Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Jonathan Amberston Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000005
Benjamin Fernandez Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000006
Ron Cobb Art Department concept artist 120843 9000007
Jean Giraud Art Department concept artist 120843 9000008
Chris Foss Art Department concept artist 120843 9000009
Mary Goldberg Casting (USA) 179 10000001
Mary Selway Casting (United Kingdom) 179 10000002
Mark Haggard Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
Martin Bower Supervisor model supervisor 120845 11000002
Bill Pearson Supervisor model supervisor 120845 11000003
Peter Voysey Supervisor model supervisor 120845 11000004
Peter Boysey Supervisor model cel supervisor 120845 11000005
Dan O'Bannon Consultant visual design consultant 120784 12000001
Max Bell Consultant Dolby consultant 120784 12000002
Stanley Bielecki Consultant advertising consultant 120784 12000003
Charles Lippincott Consultant advertising consultant 120784 12000004
John Mollo Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Sarah Monzani Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Patricia Hay Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Tommy Manderson Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000004
Tiny Nicholls Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000005
Bill Rowe Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000001
Ray Merrin Sound sound rerecording assistant 120816 14000002
Jim Shields Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Bob Hathaway Sound Editor (music) 229 14000004
Bryan Tilling Sound Editor (dialogue) 229 14000005
Derrick Leather Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000006
Jimmy Walters Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Peter Woods Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Bill Finch Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Roy Scammell Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Eddie Powell Stunts n/a 240 19000002
George Gunning Carpenter carpenter head 529 21000001
Bill Welch Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000002
H.R. Giger Visual Effects Designer Alien Design 120955 23000001
Brian Johnson Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000002
Nick Allder Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000003
Allan Bryce Effects Supervisor floor effects supervisor 120866 23000004
Eddie Bulter Visual Effects models 419 23000005
Shirley Denny Visual Effects models 419 23000006
Patti Rodgers Visual Effects models 419 23000007
Nick Allder Special Effects n/a 168 23000008
David Watkins Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000009
Philip Knowles Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000010
Roger Nichols Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000011
Dennis Lowe Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000012
Guy Hudson Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000013
Neil Swan Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000014
Clinton Cavers Effects Coordinator (Alien) 120917 23000015
Carlo DeMarchis Mechanical Special Effects mechanical effects(Alien) 121086 23000016
David Watling Mechanical Special Effects mechanical effects(Alien) 121086 23000017
Ray Caple Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000018
Bernard Lodge Graphics special graphics effects 120826 23000019
Dave Jordan Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Alice Harmon Assistant (to producers) 120820 25000001
Lori Covel Assistant (to producer) 120820 25000002
Sandy Molloy Assistant (to Ridley Scott) 120820 25000003
Bob Jordan Assistant assistant trainee to Ridley Scott 120820 25000004
Valerie Craig Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Jill Quertier Production production buyer 120824 25000006
Roger Dicken Other design(Alien) 120795 26000001
Carlo Rambaldi Other effects(Alien head) 120795 26000002
Dick Hewitt Other electronic coordinator 120795 26000003
Bert Rodwell Other head plasterer 120795 26000004
John Davey Other head painter 120795 26000005
Terry Pearce Other focus 120795 26000006
Stanley Bielecki Publicity publicity consultant 120789 29000001
Charles Lippincott Publicity publicity consultant 120789 29000002
Brian Doyle Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000003
Synopsis
In deep space, the crew of the commercial ship Nostromo--comprised of five men and two women--is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules, halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The tale unfolds as they further look into the S.O.S. distress call from that battered commercial space vessel--only to discover that it's a warning call, rather than a call for help. However, it is too late to turn back as three members of the crew have already left to investigate the derelict ship. Far away in space and time, all five encounter an awesome galactic horror, that begins to kill the crew members one by one.