Alien (1979)

//Alien (1979)
Alien (1979) 2018-02-21T18:40:40+00:00

Director
Ridley Scott.

Cast
Sigourney Weaver.
Tom Skerritt.
John Hurt.

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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 life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. Read More…

Ash, can you hear me?
Ripley[slams her hands down on the table] Ash?
Ripley
 [awakens and starts speaking in an electronic and distorted voice] Yes, I can hear you.
Ash
What was your special order?
Ripley
You read it. I thought it was clear.
Ash
What was it?
Ripley
Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded.
Ash
The damn company. What about our lives, you son of a bitch?
Parker
I repeat, all other priorities are rescinded.
Ash
How do we kill it, Ash? There’s gotta be a way of killing it. How? How do we do it?
Ripley
You can’t.
Ash
That’s bullshit.
Parker
You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.
Ash
You admire it.
Lambert
I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.
Ash
Look, I am… I’ve heard enough of this, and I’m asking you to pull the plug.
Parker[Ripley goes to disconnect Ash, who interrupts] Last word.
Ash
What?
Ripley
I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.
Ash

Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew – Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas – are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.
Ripley[to Jonesy the cat] Come on, cat.
Ripley

Something has attached itself to him. We have to get him to the infirmary right away.
Dallas
What kind of thing? I need a clear definition.
Ripley
An organism. Open the hatch.
Dallas
Wait a minute. If we let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedure. Twenty-four hours for decontamination.
Ripley
He could die in twenty-four hours. Open the hatch.
Dallas
Listen to me, if we break quarantine, we could all die.
Ripley
Look, could you open the god-damned hatch? We have to get him inside.
Lambert
No. I can’t do that and if you were in my position, you’d do the same.
Ripley
Ripley, this is an order. Open that hatch right now, do you hear me?
Dallas
Yes.
Ripley
Ripley. This is an order. Do you hear me?
Dallas
Yes. I read you. The answer is negative.
Ripley

Mother! I’ve turned the cooling unit back on. Mother!
Ripley
The ship will automatically destruct in T minus five minutes.
Mother
You… BITCH!
Ripley

Whenever he says *anything* you say “right”, Brett. You know that?
Ripley
Right.
Brett
Parker, what do you think? Your staff just follows you around and says “right”. Just like a regular parrot.
Ripley
[laughs] Yeah, shape up. What are you, some kind of parrot?
Parker
Right.
Brett

 

Did you ever ship out with Ash before?
Ripley
I went out five times with another science officer. They replaced him two days before we left Thedus with Ash. Hm?
Dallas
I don’t trust him.
Ripley
Well, I don’t trust anybody.
Dallas

Micro changes in air density, my ass.
– Ripley

There is an explanation for this, you know.
– Ash

I can’t see a goddamn thing.
Lambert
Quit griping.
Kane
I like griping.
Lambert

This is the worst shit I’ve ever seen, man.
Brett
What you say? You got any biscuits over there?
Parker
Here’s some cornbread.
Ripley
Cornbread. Yeah.
Parker
I am cold.
Lambert
Still with us, Brett?
Parker
Right.
Brett
Oh, I feel dead.
Kane
Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?
Parker

[nervously eyeing Alien while she pushes buttons] You are my lucky star. You… Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
– Ripley

It’s a robot! Ash is a goddamn robot!
– Parker

What’s it key off?
Ripley
Micro changes in air density.
Ash