Alien: Resurrection
Hell Gives Birth
( Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller )

Alien: Resurrection Poster

MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 109 min

Premiere Date:
Nov 06, 1997   [France]
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writers: Dan O'Bannon   [characters]
Ronald Shusett   [characters]
Joss Whedon   [written by]
Producers: Bill Badalato   [Producer]
Gordon Carroll   [Producer]
David Giler   [Producer]
Walter Hill   [Producer]
Sigourney Weaver   [Co-Producer]
Music by John Frizzell
Jerry Goldsmith   [from "Alien"]
Cinematography: Darius Khondji
Edited by: Hervé Schneid
Production Companys: 20th Century Fox
Brandywine Productions Ltd.


Sigourney Weaver
Lt. Ellen Ripley
Winona Ryder
Annalee Call
Dominique Pinon
Ron Perlman
Gary Dourdan
Michael Wincott
Dan Hedaya
General Perez
J.E. Freeman
Dr. Wren
Brad Dourif
Dr. Gediman
Raymond Cruz
Leland Orser
Carolyn Campbell
Marlene Bush
David St. James
Robert Faltisco
Soldier Shot Through Helmet
David Rowe
Frozen Soldier
Garrett House
Rod Damer
Mark Mansfield
Daniel Raymont
Steven Gilborn
Voice of Father
Robert Bastens
Rico Bueno
Alex Lorre
Ronald Ramessar
Nicole Fellows
Young Ripley
Tom Woodruff Jr.
Lead Alien
Joan LaBarbara
Newborn Vocal #1
Archie Hahn
Newborn Vocal #2
Eddie Yansick
Soldier (uncredited)
Regan DuCasse
Surgeon (uncredited)
David Britten Prior
Alien (uncredited)


Michael Alexonis
best boy grip
Pete Anthony
Michael Arvanitis
best boy electric
Jeff Atmajian
Billy Badalato
production supervisor
Huston Beaumont
rigging best boy grip
Eileen Bee
Eyde Belasco
casting associate
George Bernota
mechanical designer
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner
asst. accountant
Cindy Bourquin
Evan Brainard
mechanical designer
Laurent Buffi
office production asst.
Gary Burritt
negative cutter
Nik E. Carey
lab technician
Jan Carlee
project creative supervisor
Marc Caro
design supervisor
Philippe Carr-Forster
addl. camera operator
Joseph H. Catmull
Gary S. Christie
best boy grip
Laurent Clavier
research and development
Zach Cveticanin
lab technician
Peter Davidian
rigging gaffer
Kenny Davis
company grip
Brad Dechter
Sandy DeCrescent
orchestra contractor
Stephane Deverly
research and development
François Dupuy
in/out technician
Gregory Earls
storyboard scanner
Josh Einsohn
on set production asst.
Robert Elhai
David Emmerichs
addl. camera operator
David Emmerichs
steadicam operator
Michael Eringis
technical animator
Michael Ferris
addl. underwater camera operator
Ed Fincher
key costumer
Anna Foerster
pyrotechnics director of photography
Chris Franco
Bob Froehlig
manager of systems
H.R. Giger
original alien designer
Alec Gillis
alien effects
Richard Grant
auricle digital timings
Ákos Gulyás
camera intern
Conrad W. Hall
camera operator: "a" camera
Jeffrey Harlacker
second asst. editor
R. Dana Harlow
company grip
Terrence Harris
casting associate
Terrence Harris
extras casting
James Hirahara
mechanical crew
Grady Holder
laboratory technician
Jennifer Morrison Holyfield
Kathy McDonald Jones
asst. production coordinator
Artie Kane
Shannon Kenny
script supervisor
Dana Kroeger
camera loader
Steve Kuzela
lab technician
Michael Lambert
Tim Lamprose
set medic
Bruno Le Provost
cgi artist
Timothy Leach
lab technician
Bob Leitelt
rigging key grip
Louis Leterrier
on set production asst.
Carlyle O. Livingston II
Yvan Lucas
color consultant
F. Cameron MacRae
producer's associate
Rocco Marra
on set production asst.
Tom Marshall
transportation captain
Ivan Martin del Campo
production secretary
Tony Matijevich
lab technician
Peter McAdams
rigging grip
William T. McKane
best boy electric
David McKimmie
office production asst.
Robert Mendoza
post-production asst.
Don Nemitz
Terrie Nettles
accounting production asst.
Steve Neuvenheim
asst. accountant
Steve Newburn
laboratory technician: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Ken Niederbaumer
alien effects
Ken Niederbaumer
laboratory technician
David Orr
color timer
Bobbi Page
vocal conductor
Christine Papalexis
David Penikas
newborn mechanical face designer
David Perteet
lab technician
Paul Pistore
Michael C. Price
company grip
Cynthia Pusheck
underwater first asst. camera
Cynthia Quan
production accountant
C. Alan Rawlins
key grip
Paul Rawson
video assist operator
Nicolas Rey
cgi artist
Dave Robling
transportation coordinator
Pete Romano
underwater director of photography
Jordu Schell
character designer
Ben Schoen
titles coordinator
Andy Schoneberg
project coordinator: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Amy Schulenberg
underwater second asst. camera
Melodee Spevack
adr voice
Don Steinberg
second asst. camera
Christopher C. Strong
chief lighting technician
C. Ashley Sudge
dolly grip
Steve Talkowski
Dale Tanguay
mechanical engineer
Carlos M. Torres
Edouard Valton
producer: Duboi
Aruna Villiers
consultant to Mr. Jeunet
Mark Viniello
lab technician
Chris Wagganer
video assist
Michael Walden
video assist operator
Aron Warner
production executive
Chris Wedge
creative supervisor
Skip Wilson
transportation captain
Monty Woodard
Tom Woodruff Jr.
alien effects

Special Effects:

All Effects Company
Amalgamated Dynamics
alien effects
Blue Sky/VIFX
computer generated aliens
digital visual effects
digital visual effects
Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
Vertex International

Miscellaneous Companies:

Argonaut Software Ltd.
'Atom Zone' video game
Austin Video Services
video assist equipment
Bill Dance Casting
extras casting
Blue Sky Studios
computer generated aliens
Blue Sky/VIFX
cg shell, grenade and blade sequences
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment Inc.
camera cranes and dollies
Cinesite Inc.
digital film services
Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc.
miniatures fabrication
Inter Video
video playback services
Jo Anne Kane Music Services
music preparation
Laser Mechanisms
laser effects
Ocean Video
BRAINSTORM digital video systems
One Step Up
foley recording
Pacific Title
titles and opticals
Pango-Pango Catering
Scarlet Letters
titles coordination
Signet Soundelux Studios
sound recording and mixing
Sony Pictures Studios, Kim Novak Theatre
re-recording studio
Sony Scoring Stage
sound recording and mixing
The Fluorescent Company Inc.
blue screen
The Fluorescent Company Inc.
ultra violet lighting
Vertex International

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)


Tech Info:

$70,000,000 (USA)
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
the double-d symbol Dolby Digital / DTS
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Super 35
Film Negative Format:
35 mm - Kodak
Printed Film Format:
35 mm - anamorphic
Film Length:
3054 m
Production Dates:
20 Nov 1996 - May 1997


  • Johner: Earth, man. What a s**thole.
  • Johner: Right, you're the "new model" droid. You can access the mainframe by remote.
    Annalee Call: No, I can't. I burned my modem. We all did.
  • Johner: You can't fly one of these things?
    Ripley: Are you kidding? This piece of s**t is even older than I am.
  • Ripley: Why do you care about them?
    Annalee Call: Because I'm programmed to.
    Ripley: You're programmed to be an asshole? You're the "new model" asshole they're putting out?
  • Annalee Call: You're a thing, a construct. They grew you in a f**king lab.


  • The androids' names in the alien films follow a pattern-in alien, the name is Ash; in aliens it's Bishop; and the third android in alien resurrection is Call - (abc).
  • Joss Whedon went through five different versions of the final battle with the "Newborn" creature, the first four versions of which all took place on Earth in such settings as a hospital maternity ward, a giant junkyard, a snowy forest and cliffside, and a desert.
  • In the theatrical release, H.R. Giger is not credited for his part in the design of the Aliens. The video release has his name in the closing credits.
  • The writer's had to overcome Ripley's death in Alien 3 to allow Sigourney Weaver to return in her role. One of the original renditions of the script has Ripley waking up on the Sulaco and realizing that all the events in Alien 3 were a dream.
  • Whedon originally scripted the Newborn creature as a four-legged, eyeless, bone-white creature with red veins running along the sides of its head. It had an inner jaw, similar to the all the other aliens. It also had a pair of pincers on the sides of his head. These pincers were used to hold its prey still as it drained the prey of blood with its inner jaw. The creature was also larger, nearly the size of the queen alien. In later script revisions, the creature was changed into a "more believable" hybrid of human and alien.

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