Picking up up where Alien left off, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is rescued from deep space and brought back to a space station. A representative (Paul Reiser) of The Company, for which she works, tells her a colony has been established on the planet where Ripley found the original alien and now contact has been lost with that colony. Ripley is invited to accompany a platoon of Marines to the planet to investigate.
The colonists have apparently disappeared. Then they find the sole survivor, a little girl Newt (Carrie Henn) who has survived by hiding in air ducts. Somewhere between catatonic and feral, the girl soon arouses Reaper's maternal instincts. Things go rapidly downhill as the Marines lose their rescue ship and most potent weaponry. They retreat to the colony and settle down for a last stand.
Release date: July18, 1986
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien Vs. Predator
All the marines (with the exception of Hicks) use there real life first names as there characters’ first names.
A lightweight dummy model of Newt (Carrie Henn) was constructed for Sigourney Weaver to carry around during the scenes just before the Queen chase.
None of the models or the original designs of the Narcissus (the Nostromo's shuttle) from Alien (1979) could be found, so set designers and model-makers had to reconstruct the model of the ship and the interior set from watching Alien.
Only six alien suits were used. The appearance of hundreds of aliens is simply clever editing and planning.
In the director`s cut on DVD Director James Cameron has inserted 17 minutes of original footage.
Sigourney has a star on Hollywood Boulevard (Vine street).
It’s located west of Orange.
Susan Alexandra Weaver
Growing up on New York’s Upper East Side and after attending private schools in Manhattan and Connecticut, Sigourney graduated from Stanford University with an English degree in 1971.
She spent some time living in Israel on a kibbutz before she appeared in stage productions off Broadway.
In the eighties and nineties she played a variety of roles from the hilarious Ghostbusters to the romantic The year of living dangerously to the low budget thriller Death and the maiden (1994).
Weaver reprised her Ripley characterization in Aliens (1986), Alien³ (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).