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Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. It was the first installment in the Alien franchise and introduced audiences to the Xenomorph, as well as spawning an extensive series of novels, comic books, video games and other merchandise.

The movie was filmed at Shepperton Studios in the United Kingdom and was released into theaters on May 25, 1979. Now considered one of the greatest films of all time, it has been followed by the sequels Aliens (1986), Alien3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997).