The spacesuits worn by Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and Veronica Cartwright were huge, bulky items lined with nylon and with no outlets for breath or condensation. As the actors were working under hot studio lights in conditions in excess of 100 degrees, they spent most of their time passing out.

Ripley is introduced as a warrant officer aboard the Nostromo, a spaceship from planet Thedus returning to Earth. Having been placed in stasis for the long journey home, the crew is awakened when the Nostromo receives a transmission of unknown origin from a nearby planetoid.



Sigourney Weaver as Ripley


Budget

Estimated

$ 11.000.000

Props

Director: Ridley Scott

  • Runtime 117 min
  • Length 2.704 m
  • Format 35 mm
  • Sound Dolby

Gross

USA

$ 80.000.000