After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Dan O'Bannon (screenplay by), Dan O'Bannon (story by), Ronald Shusett (story by)
Production: 20th Century Fox
Released: 22 Jun 1979
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 19 nominations.
35 Clips & Quotes
What was it Micro changes in air density Wait a minute It's a robot What you say I haven't seen anything like that except There is an explanation for this For God's sake Any suggestions from you or Mother What's it key off This air shaft may work to our advantage I can't see a goddamn thing I don't know yet If they find what they're lookin' for out there The pit is completely enclosed We think we should discuss the bonus situation Primordial Before we dock Get out of the room I found it Could it want Brett alive Open the door Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo Did you ever ship out with Ash before You know that Unless somebody has got a better idea How ya doin' Alien life form That transmission We are obligated under section eight When we throw the switches The emergency destruct system is now activated Mother says the sun's coming up in twenty minutes I'll volunteer to be in the first group to go out You don't dare kill it