ALIEN (1979) 
      
Directed by
Ridley Scott
      
Story by 
Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett
      
Screenplay by 
Dan O'Bannon, David Giler (Uncredited) & Walter Hill (Uncredited)

   
Tom Skerritt...................... Captain A.J. Dallas 
Sigourney Weaver.. Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen L. Ripley 
Veronica Cartwright............ Navigator J.M. Lambert 
Harry Dean Stanton.. Engineering Technician S.E. Brett 
John Hurt.......................... Engineer G.W. Kane 
Ian Holm.......................... Science Officer Ash 
Yaphet Kotto............... Chief Engineer J.T. Parker 
Bolaji Badejo................................. 'Alien' 
Helen Horton........................... Mother (voice)
   
   
   
Science fiction plucks from within us 
our deepest fears and hopes then shows 
them to us in rough disguise: the monster 
and the rocket.
   
     --W.H. Auden 
   
We live, as we dream -- alone.
   
      --JOSEPH CONRAD
   
   
                               "ALIEN"

     SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE:

 1   INT. ENGINE ROOM                                               1   

     Empty, cavernous.

 2   INT. ENGINE CUBICLE                                            2   

     Circular, jammed with instruments.

     All of them idle.

     Console chairs for two.

     Empty.

 3   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - "C" LEVEL                                 3   

     Long, dark.

     Empty.

     Turbos throbbing.

     No other movement.

 4   INT. CORRIDOR - "A" LEVEL                                      4   

     Long, empty.

 5   INT. INFIRMARY - "A" LEVEL                                     5   

     Distressed ivory walls.

     All instrumentation at rest.

 6   INT. CORRIDOR TO BRIDGE - "A" LEVEL                            6   

     Black, empty.

 7   INT. BRIDGE                                                    7   

     Vacant.

     Two space helmets resting on chairs.

     Electrical hum.

     Lights on the helmets begin to signal one another.

     Moments of silence.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 2
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     A yellow light goes on.

     Data mind bank in b.g.

     Electronic hum.

     A green light goes on in front of one helmet.

     Electronic pulsing sounds.

     A red light goes on in front of other helmet.

     An electronic conversation ensues.

     Reaches a crescendo.

     Then silence.

     The lights go off, save the yellow.

 8   INT. CORRIDOR TO HYPERSLEEP VAULT:                             8   

     Lights come on.

     Seven gowns hang from the curved wall.

     Vault door opens.

 9   INT. HYPERSLEEP VAULT                                          9   

     Explosion of escaping gas.

     The lid on a freezer pops open.

     Slowly, groggily, KANE sits up.

     Pale.

     Kane rubs the sleep from his eyes.

     Stands.

     Looks around.

     Stretches.

     Looks at the other freezer compartments.

     Scratches.

     Moves off.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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10   INT. GALLEY                                                   10   

     Kane plugs in a Silex.

     Lights a cigarette.

     Coughs.

     Grinds some coffee beans.

     Runs some water through.

                           KANE
               Rise and shine, Lambert.

11   INT. HYPERSLEEP VAULT                                         11   

     Another lid pops open.

     A young woman sits up.

                           LAMBERT
               What time is it.

                           KANE
                    (voice over)
               What do you care.

12   INT. GALLEY                                                   12   

     Pot now half-full.

     Kane watches it drip.

     Inhales the fragrance.

                           KANE
               Now Dallas and Ash.
                    (calls out)
               Good morning Captain.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Where's the coffee.

                           KANE
               Brewing.

     LAMBERT walks into the kitchen.

     Pours herself a cup.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 4
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13   INT. HYPERSLEEP VAULT                                         13   

     Two more lids pop open.

     A pair of men sit up.

     Look at each other.

14   INT. GALLEY                                                   14   

     Kane enjoys a freshly-brewed cup.

                           KANE
               Ripley...

     Another moment.

     And then the sound of another lid opening.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               And if we have Parker, can Brett be 
               far behind.

     Lid opening sound.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               Right.

15   INT. HYPERSLEEP VAULT                                         15   

     DALLAS looks at his groggy circus.

                           DALLAS
               One of you jokers get the cat.

     RIPLEY picks up a limp cat out of one of the compartments.

16   INT. MESS                                                     16   

     The crew of the United States commercial starship Nostromo 
     seated around a table.

     Dallas.........Captain 

     Kane...........Executive Officer 

     Ripley.........Warrant Officer 

     Ash............Science Officer 

     Lambert........Navigator 

     Parker.........Engineer 

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 5
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     Brett..........Engineering Technician 

     Jones..........Cat 

     Five men and two women: Lambert and Ripley.

                           LAMBERT
               Jesus am I cold.

                           PARKER
               Still with us, Brett.

                           BRETT
               Yo.

                           RIPLEY
               Lucky us.

     They yawn, stretch, shiver.

     Dallas looks over at a flashing yellow light.

                           KANE
               I feel dead.

     Kane is not yet fully awake.

     Yawns.

                           PARKER
               You look dead.

                           ASH
               Nice to be back.

                           PARKER
               Before we dock maybe we'd better go 
               over the bonus situation.

                           BRETT
               Yeah.

                           PARKER
               Brett and I think we deserve a full 
               share.

                           DALLAS
               You two will get what you contracted 
               for.  Just like everybody else.

                           BRETT
               Everybody else gets more than us.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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                           DALLAS
               Everybody else deserves more than 
               you two.

                           ASH
               Mother wants to talk to you.

                           DALLAS
               I saw it.  Yellow light for my eyes 
               only...Now, everybody hit their 
               stations.

17   INT. COMPUTER ROOM ANNEX                                      17   

     Floor to ceiling data banks.

     Another flashing yellow light.

     A legend underneath.

     COMMAND PRIORITY ACCESS ONLY.

     Dallas enters.

     Sits at his console.

     Removes insignia master computer key attached to his shirt.

     Plugs it into the board under the light.

     All banks burst into life.

     Dallas punches up a computer code on the keyboard.

     Legend on the screen...

     What's my God damn key.

     Print-out from computer answers...

     01335 on the binary side.

                           DALLAS
               Thank you Mother.

     Dallas punches up the combination on the keyboard.

     Immediately start getting a readout.

                                                          CUT TO:

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 7
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18   INT. BRIDGE                                                   18   

     Above eye level the room is ringed by viewscreens.

     All of them blank.

     Kane, Ripley, and Lambert enter.

     Dallas' seat remains empty.

     All of them now dressed; they find their way to individual 
     consoles.

     Ripley puts down the cat, straps herself into the high-backed 
     chair.

                           KANE
               Plug us in.

     All three crew members begin throwing switches.

     The control room starts to come to life.

     Colored lights flicker.

     Chase each other across glowing screens.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               Give us something to look at.

     Lambert presses a bank of switches.

     Viewscreens glimmer into life.

                           LAMBERT
               Take a look at this.

     On each screen, blackness speckled with stars.

                           LAMBERT (CONT'D)
               Where's Earth.

                           KANE
               You're the navigator.

                           RIPLEY
               That's not our system.

                           KANE
               Scan.

     Lambert hits several toggles.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 8
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     On the screens the images begin to drift.

     ONE OF THE SCREENS

     A moving image of a starfield.

19   EXT. NOSTROMO                                                 19   

     The Factory Starship lumbering with the depths of inter-
     stellar space.

     Function:           Petroleum tanker and Refinery.

     Capacity:           2,000,000,000 tons.

     Length:             One and one half kilometers.

     Battered exterior encrusted with dark sludge.

20   INT. BRIDGE                                                   20   

     Lambert pores over charts.

     Consults her console.

     Puzzled.

                           KANE
               Contact traffic control.

     Ripley switches on her transmission unit.

                           RIPLEY
               This is commercial vessel Nostromo.  
               Registration number 180246.  Do you 
               read me.  Over.

     Nothing but the hiss of static.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Nothing.

                           KANE
               Keep trying.

     Turns to Lambert.

     Ripley attempting transmission in b.g.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               You got a reading yet.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                      p. 9
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                           LAMBERT
               We're way out in the boondocks here...

                           KANE
               Keep trying...

                           LAMBERT
               Working on it.

     Eureka.

                           LAMBERT (CONT'D)
               Found it.

                           KANE
               Hard to believe.

                           LAMBERT
               What the hell are we doing out here.

                           KANE
               What are you talking about.

                           RIPLEY
               It's not our system.

21   INT. ENGINE ROOM                                              21   

     Giant reactor system purring smoothly.

22   INT. ENGINE ROOM                                              22   

     PARKER and BRETT in a glass cubicle.  Each having a beer.

     Huge powerplant stretching before them.

     All units on automatic hyper-drive.

     Parker hits a switch above his desk.  A green light goes on.

                           PARKER
               How's your light?

                           BRETT
               Green.

                           PARKER
               Mine too.

     They both take a swig.

     Suddenly a beeper signal begins.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 10
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                           PARKER (CONT'D)
               Christ.  What is it now.

                           BRETT
               Right.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               Report to the mess.

23   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - "C" LEVEL                                23   

                           PARKER
               I want to know why they never come 
               down here.  This is where the work 
               is.

                           BRETT
               Same reason we have half a share to 
               their one, our time is their time, 
               that's the way they see it.

                           PARKER
               Well, I'll tell you something... it 
               stinks.

     They move towards the companionway.

24   INT. MESS                                                     24   

     Entire crew present.

                           DALLAS
               Some of you may have figured out 
               that we're not home.

                           BRETT
               What the hell.

                           DALLAS
               Mother's interrupted the course of 
               the voyage.  Mother is programmed to 
               interrupt the course of our voyage 
               if certain conditions arise.  They 
               have...
                    (pause)
               We've received intermittent 
               transmission from quadrant points 
               QBR 157, 052.  Somebody's gone down.

                           BRETT
               So what.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 11
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                           KANE
               We're obligated under Section B2...

                           PARKER
               Christ.  We're a commerical ship not 
               some rescue team.  This kind of duty's 
               not in our contract.

                           ASH
               You better read your contract.  
               Transmissions received in non-
               commercial lanes...

     Dallas gives Parker and Brett a look.

                           DALLAS
               We're going in, that's it.

     Brett knows when to ease up.

                           BRETT
               Right, we're going in.
                    (smiles)
               Sir.

     Dallas turns to ASH.

                           DALLAS
               Can we land on it.

     He takes a print-out from Mother out of his hand.

                           ASH
               The other ship did.

                           DALLAS
               That's what I mean.

     Studies the print-out.

                           ASH
               It's big enough.  Can't see any reason 
               why not.

                                                          CUT TO:

25   EXT. NOSTROMO AND REFINERY APPROACHING THE STAR/PLANET 
     SYSTEM                                                        25   

26   INT. BRIDGE                                                   26   

     Dallas at his console speaking to Ash.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 12
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                           DALLAS
               We're coming into range of the planet.  
               What kind of orbit do you plan for 
               the cargo.

                           ASH
               Z local vertical mode.

                           DALLAS
               You figure it will hold that.

                           ASH
               You worried about redundancy 
               management disabling CMGS control.

                           DALLAS
               Yeah.

                           ASH
               CMG control is inhibited via DAS/DCS.  
               We'll augment with TACS and monitor 
               through ATMDC and computer interface.
                    (pause)
               Feel better?

                           DALLAS
               A lot.

27   EXT. NOSTROMO                                                 27   

     Moving within range of the planet.

28   INT. BRIDGE                                                   28   

     The crew strap themselves to their seats.

                           DALLAS
               Prepare for separation and orbital 
               insertion of the cargo.

     Much preparation for separation, etc.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Give me an EC Pressure reading.

                           ASH
               3.45 n/c m^2 squared (5 psia)

                           DALLAS
               Shout if it changes.  Deactivate 
               probe retract system.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 13
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                           KANE
               What about the pressure seal.

     Dallas hits appropriate switches.

                           DALLAS
               Now the probe retract system.

     Kane hits other equally appropriate switches.

                           KANE
               Okay.

                           DALLAS
               Release captive hatches and disengage 
               probe.

     Kane working switches and buttons.

                           KANE
               Disengaged.

     Dallas pucnhes buttons of his own.

29   EXT. NOSTROMO                                                 29   

     The Refinery separates from Nostromo.

30   INT. BRIDGE                                                   30   

     Dallas watches the refinery moving away on a viewscreen.

                           KANE
               All free and clear.

                           DALLAS
               Ash.

                           ASH
               Orbital insertion complete.

                           DALLAS
               Okay.  The money's safe.  Let's take 
               it down.

31   EXT. NOSTROMO                                                 31   

     Engines coughing to life.

     Nostromo begins its descent.

     Below night's tide rolls across the planet's surface.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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32   INT. BRIDGE                                                   32   

     The viewscreen shimmers.

                           RIPLEY
               Turbulence.

33   EXT. NOSTROMO                                                 33   

     Tug-module hydroplaning downward.

     A set of brilliant lights switch on.

     Cut through the thick atmosphere.

34   INT. ENGINE ROOM - CUBICLE                                    34   

     Parker and Brett strapped in their seats.

     Begin rocking from the sudden, extreme turbulence.

                           PARKER
               Chirst.  Overloading.  What the hell 
               are we going through.

                           BRETT
               Dust fritzing the compressor.

                           PARKER
               There goes the conversion stabilizer.

                           BRETT
               I don't know if the digital 
               solenoid...

                           PARKER
               Forget it.  If we don't crash, dollars 
               to your aunt's cherry we get an 
               electrical fire...

35   INT. BRIDGE                                                   35   

     The turbulence continues unabated.

     Lambert's eyes follow cross-plot gauges.

                           LAMBERT
               Drop begins...now.  Fifteen kilometers 
               and descending...  
               twelve...ten...eight and slowing.  
               Five.  Three.  Two.

     One kilometer and slowing.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 15
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                           DALLAS
               Lock tractor breams.

     A loud electrical hum.

                           KANE
               Locked.

                           DALLAS
               Kill drive engines.

     The engines fall silent.

                           LAMBERT
               Nine hundred meters and dropping.  
               Eight hundred.  Seven hundred.

36   EXT. PLANET - NIGHT                                           36   

     Storm blowing across the night-shrouded surface.

     The Nostromo hovers on glowing beams of light.

     Landing struts unfold like insect legs.

     The ship slams down.

     Rocks heavily on massive shock absorbers.

37   INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT                                           37   

                           RIPLEY
               We're down.

     An enormous vibration.

     The panels in the room flash simultaneously.

     Light go out.

                           KANE
               Lost it.  Lost it.

38   INT. ENGINE ROOM                                              38   

     Another huge vibration.

     An electrical fire breaks out along three control panels.

39   INT. OILY CORRIDOR                                            39   

     Huge flash fire whips along corridor.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 16
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40   INT. ENGINE ROOM - CUBICLE                                    40   

     Parker and Brett see the pandemonium below.

     Brett hits the secondary generator switch.

     A pressure valve blows.

     Another conduit breaks loose.

     All lights go out.

     They grab hand lights from wall.

41   INT. BRIDGE                                                   41   

     Still in darkness.

                           LAMBERT
               Secondary generator should kick over.

                           KANE
               Where is it.

     Moments.  Nothing.  Kane grabs emergency headlamp from facia.

     Followed by Dallas and Lambert.

                           DALLAS
               What happened?

     Ripley hits the voice-amp.

                           RIPLEY
               Engine room, what happened.

                           PARKER
                    (voicer over)
               God damn electrical fire, that's 
               what happened.

                           BRETT
                    (voice over)
               It's big.

42   INT. ENGINE ROOM                                              42   

     Parker fighting an electrical fire on one of his panels.

     Brett shouting into his voice-amp.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 17
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                           BRETT
               The intakes are clogged.  We 
               overheated and burned out a whole 
               cell...Christ, it's really breaking 
               loose down here...

43   INT. BRIDGE                                                   43   

                           DALLAS
               Somebody give me a simple answer, 
               Has the hull been breached.

     Ripley scans her gauges.

                           RIPLEY
               I don't see anything.  We've still 
               got pressure.

     A beep from the communicator.

                           DALLAS
               Hit the screen.

     Kane snaps three toggles.

     The screens flicker, but remain black.

                           KANE
               Nothing.

44   EXT. SHIP - NIGHT                                             44   

     The wind sounds.

     Storm continues to blow around the craft.

     A few glittering lights distinguish the Nostromo from absolute 
     darkness.

45   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                      45   

     Parker on the communicator to the bridge.

                           PARKER
               4 panel is totally shot, the secondary 
               load sharing unit is out, at least 
               three cells on 12 module are gone.

46   INT. BRIDGE                                                   46   

     Ripley listening to Parker.

     Dallas standing over her.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 18
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     No images on any screens.

                           RIPLEY
               Is that it.

                           PARKER
                    (voice over)
               Couldn't fix it out here anyway.  
               And we need to reroute a couple of 
               these ducts.  Can't really fix them 
               without a whole drydock...

                           DALLAS
               What else.

                           PARKER
                    (voice over)
               We lost a cell.  Some fragments caked 
               up and blew the whole system.  We've 
               got to clean it all out and 
               repressurize.

                           BRETT
                    (voice over)
               Right.

                           RIPLEY
               Get started on 4 panel.  I'll be 
               down in five minutes.

     She shuts off her voice communicator.

                           DALLAS
               How long before we're functional.

                           RIPLEY
               Fifteen to twenty hours...

                           DALLAS
               Stay on it.  What about the 
               auxiliaries.

                           RIPLEY
               Working on it.

47   EXT. SHIP - NIGHT                                             47   

     Bridge lights come to life.

     Illuminate nothing but a patch of featureless ground.

     The wind and storm now at a higher pitch.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 19
     10-9-00                                                               


48   INT. BRIDGE                                                   48   

     Dallas, Kane, Lambert, and Ash.

     Slouched around the bridge.

     Drinking coffee.

     Occasionally staring at the opaque screens.

                           DALLAS
               Any response yet.

                           ASH
               Nothing but the same transmission 
               every thirty-two seconds.  All the 
               other channels are dead.

     Pause.

                           DALLAS
               Kick on the floods.

                                                          CUT TO:

49   EXT. SHIP                                                     49   

     A ring of floodlights comes to life.

     Dimly illuminating the rocky landscape.

     The wind and dust now at a higher pitch.

                                                          CUT TO:

50   INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT                                           50   

     Dallas stares at the dark screens.

                           KANE
               We can't go anywhere in this.

                           ASH
               Mother says the sun's coming up in 
               about twenty minutes.

                           DALLAS
               How far from the source of the 
               transmission.

                           ASH
               Northeast... about 3000 meters.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 20
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                           KANE
               Close enough to walk.

                           DALLAS
               Let's run an atmospheric.

     Ash punches buttons, starts to consult his panel.

                           ASH
               10 percent agron, 85 precent nitrogen, 
               5 percent neon...I'm working on the 
               trace elements.

                           DALLAS
               Pressure.

                           ASH
               Ten to the fourth dynes per square 
               centimeter.

                           KANE
               Moisture content.

                           ASH
               None.  Zero.

                           DALLAS
               Anything else.

                           ASH
               Rock, lava base.  And cold...  well 
               below the centrigrade line.

                           KANE
               I volunteer for the first group going 
               out.

                           DALLAS
               I hear you.  Lambert.  You too.

     Pause.

                           LAMBERT
               Swell.

                           DALLAS
               One more thing.  Let's get out some 
               weapons.

51   EXT. SHIP - DAWN                                              51   

     Sunrise.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 21
     10-9-00                                                               


     The atmosphere begins to lighten.

     Silhouette of the Nostromo becoming dimly visible.

     Starship perched on barren rock.

     More rolling clouds of dust.

     The floodlights automatically shut off.

52   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                      52   

     Parker and Brett laser welding one of the ducts.

     Shirts off.

     Sweat steaming.

     Ripley rewiring one of the panels.

     Parker shuts down the laser, inspects the fusion.

                           PARKER
               Hey, Ripley, I got a question.

                           RIPLEY
               Yeah.

                           PARKER
               Do we get to go out on the expedition 
               or are we stuck here until 
               everything's fixed.

                           RIPLEY
               You know the answer to that.

                           BRETT
               What about the shares in case they 
               find anything.

                           RIPLEY
               Don't worry, you'll both get what's 
               coming to you.

                           BRETT
               I'm not doing any more work unless 
               we get full shares.

                           RIPLEY
               You're guaranteed by law that you'll 
               get a share... Now both of you knock 
               it off and get back to work.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 22
     10-9-00                                                               


     Parker looks at her.

     Snaps on the laser weld.

     Starts to join another section of the duct.

                           BRETT
               Right.

53   INT. MAIN AIR LOCK - DAWN                                     53   

     Dallas, Kane and Lambert enter the lock.

     All wear gloves, boots, jackets.

     Carry laser pistols.

     Kane touches a button.

     Servo whine.

     Then the inner door slides quietly shut.

     The trio pull on their helmets.

                           DALLAS
               I'm sending.  Do you hear me.

                           KANE
               Receiving.

                           LAMBERT
               Receiving.

                           DALLAS
               All right.  Keep away from the weapons 
               unless I say otherwise.

54   INT. ASH'S BLISTER - DAWN                                     54   

     Ash descends companionway to blister.

     Punches up screens and instrumentation.

55   INT. MAIN AIR LOCK - DAWN                                     55   

                           DALLAS
               Open the hatch.

     Another servo whine.

     Ponderously, the outer lock hatch slides open.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 23
     10-9-00                                                               


     Clouds of dust and steam swirl before the three crew members.

     A mobile gangway slides out the open hatch.

     Burnt orange sunlight beyond.

56   EXT. PLANET - DAWN                                            56   

     The trio walk down the gangplank.

     Arrive at surface level.

     Their feet striking onto a thick layer of lava rock.

     The wind at gale force.

                           DALLAS
               Which way.

                           LAMBERT
               Over here.

                           DALLAS
               You lead.

     Lambert walks into the storm.

     Followed closely by the others.

                           LAMBERT
               Now I can't see a God damn thing.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               Turn on the finder.

                           DALLAS
               It's on...Ash are you receiving.

57   INT. ASH'S BLISTER - DAWN                                     57   

     Ash leaning over his console.

     Watches them beneath him.

     Corresponding images on the screen in front of him.

                           ASH
               See you.  Read you.  Good contact on 
               my board.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 24
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Getting you clear and free.  Let's 
               keep the line open.

58   EXT. PLANET - DAWN                                            58   

     The three crew members push their way along.

     Like divers at the bottom of a dark sea.

     The wind and dust continues driving down in dark sheets.

     Lambert repeats.

                           LAMBERT
               Can't see more than three meters in 
               any direction.

                           KANE
               Quit griping.

                           LAMBERT
               I like griping.

                           DALLAS
               Come on.

     They wade on, following Lambert.

     She halts abruptly.

     Confused.

59   INT. BLISTER - DAWN                                           59   

     Ash watches intently.

     Images on each screen of the trio.

                           LAMBERT
                    (voice over)
               I've got it again.

                           ASH
               Any problems.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Yeah.  A lot of dust and wind.  
               Starting to get some fade on the 
               beam.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 25
     10-9-00                                                               


60   EXT. PLANET - DAWN                                            60   

     The trio moves through a dark limbo.

                           LAMBERT
               This way.

     Lambert indicates left.

     Moves in that direction.

     The others follow.

     The storm growing.

                           KANE
               It's close.

     They approach a towering rock formation.

     The transmission stops.

                           LAMBERT
               It's gone again.

                           KANE
               Did we pass it.

                           DALLAS
               Not unless it's underground.  Let's 
               take a break.

     They shelter with the rock formation.

     Storm howls round them.

     Dallas adjusts headset.

     The signals starts.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               I've got it again.  Let's go.

                           LAMBERT
               How about our break.

                           DALLAS
               No. Let's move on while we're got 
               the signal, again.

     Dallas gets up.

     They stand for a moment...

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 26
     10-9-00                                                               


     Then move away from the rock formation.

     Fossilized into the other side of the rock is a shape.

     Fifteen feet tall.

     Unseen by the members of the party.

61   INT. BLISTER - DAWN                                           61   

     Ash receiving the video transmission.

     Notices something within the formation.

     Freezes the image.

     Enlarges it.

     Enlarges again.

62   EXT. THE NOSTROMO - SUNRISE                                   62   

     Atmosphere turning the color of blood.

     Then the sun is up.

63   EXT. THE NOSTROMO - SUNRISE                                   63   

     Brett and Parker still at work.

     Ripley moves away from her panel in triumph...

                           RIPLEY
               You ought to be able to handle the 
               rest.

                           PARKER
               Don't worry.

                           RIPLEY
               If you run into trouble, I'll be on 
               the bridge.

                           BRETT
               Right.

     She leaves.

                           PARKER
               Bitch.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 27
     10-9-00                                                               


64   INT. BLISTER - DAY                                            64   

     Ash still working on the video image.

     Enhances the enlargement.

     Transfers the image to cathode ray.

     The image reveals itself to be a giant form.  Indistinct.

     Ripley's voice comes over.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               How's it going.

     Ash quickly shuts off the video image.

     Hits the intercom.

65   INT. BRIDGE                                                   65   

     Ripley at her console.

     Looking at Ash on her screen.

     Ash's video image not visible to Ripley.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               All right.

                           RIPLEY
               Have you tried putting the 
               transmission through ECIU.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               Mother hasn't identified it as yet.  
               It's not a language.

                           RIPLEY
               I'll give it a shot.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               Be my guest.

     She pushes some button.

     The noise is now heard on her speaker.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 28
     10-9-00                                                               


66   EXT. PLANET - DAY                                             66   

     Dust clearing.

     Three tiny figures against the landscape.

67   EXT. PLANET - DAY                                             67   

     Empty landscape.

     Then Kane comes up over a rise startled by what he sees.

     Suddenly the transmission is deafening.

                           KANE
               Jesus Christ.

     Dallas and Lambert join him equally startled.

     THEIR P.O.V. - DAY

     A gargantuan construction rising from the rock.

     Clearly of nonhuman manufacture.

68   EXT. PLANET - DAY                                             68   

     Noise still at shrill pitch.

     All members of the party shouting into their voice-amps.

                           KANE
               Some kind of spaceship.

                           LAMBERT
               Are you sure.  It's weird...

                           DALLAS
               Ash, can you see this.

69   INT. ASH'S BLISTER - DAY                                      69   

     Ash looking at the craft on a screen.

                           ASH
               Yeah.  Never seen one like it.

     Neither has Mother.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Keep checking for enhancement.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 29
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               Whatever the transmission is, it's 
               inside that.

                           KANE
                    (voice over)
               I'll go in and have a look.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Hold on.  Ash, I don't see any lights 
               or movements.  Do you.

                           ASH
               I can't get any reading.

70   EXT. PLANET - DAY                                             70   

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               It's putting out so much power I 
               just can't get any reading.

     Dallas shuts off his receiver.

     Sudden quiet.

     A long moment.

                           DALLAS
               It looks pretty dead from here.

     We'll approach the base.

     They move toward the ship.

71   INT. BLISTER - DAY                                            71   

     Ash still adjusting image of form in rock.

     It suddenly resolves.

     A skeleton.  Fifteen feet long.

     He enlarges the image.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               There's only one thing I can...

     Dallas' voice fades in and out.

     As do their images on the screen.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 30
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               Dallas...
                    (frantically punches 
                    buttons on console)
               Dallas...Do you read me.

     No reply.

72   INT. BRIDGE - DAY                                             72   

     Ripley is running the transmission through ECIU.

     Over the speakers, Dallas' voice fades in.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               No sign of life.  No lights...  No 
               movement...

     She studies a long series of binary programs.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
                    (voice over)
               We're beneath the base.

     His voice fades into static.

     Disappears.

                                                          CUT TO:

73   EXT. STRUCTURE - DAY                                          73   

     The lower part of the entrance filled with dust and pumice.

                           KANE
               Looks like an entrance.

                           DALLAS
               Yeah... Let's move inside...

     They climb up to one of the apertures and enter.

74   INT. CHAMBER - DAY                                            74   

     They move into a high-ceilinged chamber.

     Walls covered with shadowy lattices.

     Ghostly light filters dust-filled air.

     A few meters in an opening appears.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 31
     10-9-00                                                               


     Dallas leans over and looks into the hole.

     Only blackness.

     He unclips the light from his belt.

     Shines it down into the hole.

                           DALLAS
               It just goes down... smooth walls.  
               I can't see the bottom, light won't 
               reach.

     Kane and Lambert come over.

     Dallas begins unclipping gear from his belt.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Let's take a look around here first.

     Kane and Lambert exchange a glance.

     Dallas shines his light about, sees...

     A large, glossy urn, tan coloration.

     Round opening at the rop, empty within.

     Then Dallas shines his light on nearby lattice...

     Moves closer.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Over here.

     They approach.

     Train their lights along the floor.

     A machine.

     On the mechanism, a small bar moves steadily back and forth.

     Sliding noiselessly in the grooves.

                           KANE
               Still functioning.

     Lambert looks down at her direction finder.

                           LAMBERT
               Automatic recording.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 32
     10-9-00                                                               


     Dallas snaps it off.

                           DALLAS
               Now for a look down below.
                    (looks at Kane)
               This is your big chance.

                           KANE
               Okay.

                           DALLAS
               Don't unhook yourself from the cable.  
               Be out in less than ten minutes.  
               Read me.

                           KANE
               Aye aye.

     Dallas rigs a tripod over the opening in the floor.

     Unspools a couple of feet of wire.

     Kane attaches the end of it to his chest unit.

     Climbs over the lip and drops it into the hole.

     Now hanging by the wire...

     Head and shoulders out of the opening.

     Kane activates the climbing unit.

     Lowers himself into the fissure.

75   INT. STRUCTURE OPENING                                        75   

     Kane braces his feet against the wall of the vertical shaft.

     Switches on his light, points it into the depths.

     The beam penetrates only thirty feet or so, then is lost in 
     darkness.

                           KANE
               Hotter in here.  Warm air rising 
               from below.

     He starts down, playing out the line.

     Descending in short leaps.

     Stops to catch his breath.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 33
     10-9-00                                                               


     Breathing rasping loudly in his helmet.

     A little sunlight filters from above.

     Looking up, Kane can see the mouth of the hole...

     A glowing spot of light.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               You okay in there.

                           KANE
               Haven't hit bottom yet.  This is 
               work.  Can't talk now.

     He kicks off and continues down.

     Taking longer and longer hops as he gains confidence.

     Pausing for a moment to regain his breath, he shines the 
     light on his instruments.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               I'm below ground level.

76   INT. BRIDGE                                                   76   

     Ripley at her console, still working on transmission.

     Gets a readout.

     Looks worried.

     Speaks into communicator.

                           RIPLEY
               Ash, tell Dallas Mother speculates 
               that the noise is some kind of 
               warning.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               I can't tell him anything.  I've 
               lost contact.  The transmission around 
               the ship is killing all 
               communications.

     Pause.

                           RIPLEY
               I'm going out after them.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 34
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               I don't think so.  We can't spare 
               the personnel.  We've got minimum 
               takeoff capability right now.  That's 
               why Dallas left us on board.

                           RIPLEY
               I still think we should go after 
               them.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               What's the point.  In the time it 
               take to get there.  They'll know if 
               it's a warning.

     Ripley looks steadily at Ash on her monitor.

     His screen, not visible to her, shows blowup of helmeted, 
     skeletal head.  Not human.

77   INT. STRUCTURE                                                77   

     Kane resumes his downward climb.

     Suddenly, his feet lose their purchase as the walls of the 
     shaft disappear.

     The tunnel has reached its end.

     Below him is a dark, cavernous space.

     Deep breaths due to his violent exertion.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               See anything?

                           KANE
               No...Tunnel's gone.  Cave or something 
               below me.  Feels like the goddamn 
               tropics in here...

     He consults his instruments.

     Helmet instrumentation strobing softly in the darkness.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               ...high nitrogen content, no oxygen...

     Still puffing, he releases his purchase on the stone walls.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 35
     10-9-00                                                               


     Begins to lower himself on power.

     Now Kane is dangling free in darkness.

     Spinning slowly on the wire as the chest unit unwinds.

     Then his feet hit bottom.

     Kane grunts in surprise, almost loses his balance.

     He flashes his suit lights.

     The beams reveal that he is in a large hold.

     Row after row of extrusions stretch from floor to ceiling.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               This is weird.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               What do you mean.

                           KANE
               There's something all over the walls.

     Kane walks across the chamber.

     Examines the organic protrusions.

78   INT. CHAMBER ABOVE                                            78   

     Dallas and Lambert.

                           DALLAS
               How long till sunset.

                           LAMBERT
               Twenty minutes.

     A look from Lambert.

79   INT. HOLD                                                     79   

     Kane approaches the center of the room.

     On the floor are rows of leathery ovoid shapes.

     He walks around them.

     Shines his light on one.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 36
     10-9-00                                                               


                           KANE
               It's like some kind of storage area.  
               Is anybody there.  Do you read me.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Loud and clear.

                           KANE
               The place is full of leathery things 
               sealed...soft to the touch.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Can you see what's in them.

                           KANE
               I'll give it a look.

     He tries to open one of them.

     It won't open.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               Strange feeling to it.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Don't open it.  You don't know what's 
               in it.

     Kane peers closely at the leathery ovoids.

     Turns away.

     Raised areas begin to appear where he touched it.

     He moves his light along the rows.

     Turns back to the one he was examining.

     Something has changed.

     The opaque surface begins to clear.

     Object becoming visible within.

     Kane shines his light on the floor at the base of it.

     He studies it.

                           KANE
               Jesus...

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 37
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               What.

     Viscera and mandible now visible.

     The interior surface spongy and irregular.

     Kane shines the light inside.

     With shocking violence, a small creature smashes outward.

     Fixes itself to his mask.

     Sizzling sound.

     The creature melts through the mask.

     Attaches itself to Kane's face.

     Kane tears at the thing with his hands.

     His mouth forced open.

     He falls backward.

80   INT. CHAMBER ABOVE                                            80   

                           DALLAS
               Kane...Kane can you hear me.

                           LAMBERT
               What's the matter.

                           DALLAS
               We better haul him out.

                           LAMBERT
               It'll yank him right off his feet if 
               he's not expecting it.

                           DALLAS
               Try him again.

                           LAMBERT
               Kane...Kane...Goddamn it.  Answer 
               me.

     Dallas begins to fiddle with the wench mechanism.

                           DALLAS
               The line's slack.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 38
     10-9-00                                                               


     Pause.

                           LAMBERT
               He doesn't answer.
                    (pause)
               Do you think he could have unhooked 
               himself.

     Dallas switches on the winch motor.

     With a whine, it begins to reel the line in.

     After a moment the line tightens with a jerk.

     The motor slows, laboring under added weight.

                           DALLAS
               It caught.

                           LAMBERT
               Is it hooked on something.

                           DALLAS
               No, it's coming.

                           LAMBERT
               I can't see anything.

     Dallas shines his light down into the hole.

     Shakes his head.

                           DALLAS
               Line's still moving.

     A long moment.

     Dallas shines his light again.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Here he comes.

     The winch labors heavily.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Get ready to grab him.

     Kane appears at the top of the opening.

     Dangles limply from the wire.

     Dallas reaches for him, then recoils.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 39
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Look out.  There's something on his 
               face.

     Lambert attempts to help.

                           LAMBERT
               What is it.

     Kane appears to be completely unconscious.

     The life form is still wrapped motionless around his face.

                           LAMBERT (CONT'D)
               Oh Jesus.

                           DALLAS
               Don't touch it.

     They grapple with Kane's limp body.

     Lift him from the hole.

81   INT. ENTRANCE TO DERELICT - SUNSET                            81   

     Kane is now pinioned betweeb Dallas and Lambert.

     The storm raging through and beyond the entrance...

     Dallas begins to assemble travois.

82   EXT. THE NOSTROMO - SUNSET                                    82   

     Atmosphere turning the color of blood.

     And the sun is down.

     The ring of floodlights on the ship comes to life.

     Feebly combatting the darkness and continuing storm.

83   INT. BRIDGE                                                   83   

     Jones the cat staring through a port opening at the storm.

     Ripley waiting on the bridge.

     Ash stares at his inactive monitors.

     SUDDENLY:

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 40
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               We've got them.  They're back on the 
               screens.

                           RIPLEY
               How many.

                           ASH
               Three blips.  They're coming this 
               way.

     Ripley presses transmitter.

                           RIPLEY
               Dallas, Lambert.  Can you read me.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               We hear you.  We're coming back...  
               Kane's injured... We'll need some 
               help getting him in.

     Ripley stares at the screen.

                           ASH
               I'll go.

     Ash moves from the room.

     Ripley remains seated at her console.

84   EXT. LANDING LEG - NIGHT                                      84   

     Dallas and Lambert dragging Kane on a travois towards landing 
     leg.

85   INT. PASSAGEWAY NEAR AIR LOCK                                 85   

     Ash comes down the steps.

     Hurries to the inner door lock.

     Presses the wall voice-amp.

                           ASH
               Ripley, I'm by the inner lock hatch.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               Okay.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 41
     10-9-00                                                               


86   EXT. LANDING LEG - NIGHT                                      86   

     Dallas and Lambert drag Kane onto lift platform.

87   INT. PASSAGEWAY NEAR AIR LOCK                                 87   

     Parker comes running up.

                           PARKER
               What's going on.

                           ASH
               Kane got hurt somehow.

                           PARKER
               How bad.

     Ash shrugs.

     Brett appears at the top of the companionway.

     Puzzled look on his face.

88   INT. BRIDGE                                                   88   

     Ripley seated alone in the room.

     Dallas appears as a huge image on all screens.

     Lambert behind him.

     Kane pinioned to Dallas.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Ripley, are you there.

                           RIPLEY
               Right here.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               We're coming up.  Open the lock.

                           RIPLEY
               What happened to Kane.  I need a 
               clear definition.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Some kind of organism.  It's attached 
               itself to him.  Let is in.
                           (MORE)

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 42
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
                    (long moment)
               You hear me.  Open the lock.

                           RIPLEY
               If we let it in, the ship could be 
               infected.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Goddamn it.  Open the hatch.

                           RIPLEY
               We're already broken every rule or 
               quarantine.  If we bring an organism 
               on board, we won't have a single 
               layer of defense left.

                           LAMBERT
                    (voice over)
               Open the God damn hatch.  We have to 
               get him inside.

                           RIPLEY
               I can't.  If you were in my position 
               you'd do the same.

89   INT. PASSAGEWAY NEAR AIR LOCK                                 89   

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Ripley, do you hear me.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               I read you.  The answer is negative.

     Ash hits the emergency switch.

     A red light goes on.

     Servo whine.

     Followed by a solid metallic chunk.

                           ASH
               Inner hatch open.

90   INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT                                           90   

     Ripley staring at the console.

     She can't believe what she sees.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 43
     10-9-00                                                               


     Turns to the viewscreens.

     Watches Dallas, Kane and Lambert enter.

91   INT. PASSAGEWAY NEAR AIR LOCK                                 91   

     The servo again turns over.

     Another clunk.

     The outer door has closed.

     Red light off.

     The inner door slides open.

     Dallas and Lambert stagger into passageway.

     Carry Kane's body between them.

     Dallas pulls off his helmet.

                           DALLAS
               Stay clear.

     Ash and Parker move back.

                           ASH
               God.

                           PARKER
               Is it alive.

                           LAMBERT
               I don't know, but don't touch it.

                           DALLAS
               Take him to the infirmary.

                           BRETT
               Right.

     Ash and Brett move in carefully to help with the limp burden.

92   INT. INFIRMARY                                                92   

     Kane's helmet.

     Hands begin to open it with a laser cutter.

     The helmet separates easily.

     The two halves part...

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 44
     10-9-00                                                               


     ...The life form slowly pulsing on Kane's face.

     Dallas hesitates, then puts his hand on the small Creature.

     Tries to pull it free.

     Unsuccessful.

     The Alien remains anchored to Kane's tissue.

                           ASH
               Let me try.

     Ash takes a pair of pliers from a rack.

     Carefully grasps the tip of the Creature.

     Squeezes tightly.

     Leans back.

                           DALLAS
               You're tearing his face.

     A trickle of blood appears on Kane's cheek.

                           BRETT
               It's not going to come off without 
               pulling his whole face off at the 
               same time.

                           DALLAS
               Let the machine work on him.

     The Ash presses a switch.

     The machine lights up.

     Kane is sucked into a slot on the wall.

     Visible inside through the glass layer.

     A blinding colored light performs antisepsis.

     Two video monitors pop on.

     ANGLE ON THE DOORWAY

     Ripley appears.

     Dallas turns and looks at her.

     A long moment.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 45
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               When I give an order, I expect it to 
               be obeyed.

                           RIPLEY
               Even if it's against the law.

                           DALLAS
               That's right.

     Lambert steps forward and slaps Ripley across the face.

     Ripley slowly puts her hand to her cheek.

                           LAMBERT
               You were going to leave us out there.

                           PARKER
               Maybe she should have.  Who the hell 
               knows what that is.

                           BRETT
               Right.

     Ripley looks at Lambert.

     A moment.

                           RIPLEY
               Let's call it settled.

     Lambert gives her a curt nod.

     Ash turns attention to the instrumentation.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Somebody fill me in.

                           DALLAS
               He went into the structure alone, we 
               lost radio contact.  When we pulled 
               him out, it was on his face...

                           ASH
               Where did it come from...

                           DALLAS
               Somewhere inside that ship.

                           PARKER
               How the hell is he breathing.

     They study the monitors.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 46
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               Blood's throughly oxygenated.

                           DALLAS
               How.  His nose and mouth seem to be 
               blocked.

                           ASH
               We better look inside his head.

     Ash punches three buttons.

     An X-ray image appears.

     A color depiction of Kane's head and upper torso.

     The Alien is clearly visible.

     A maze of complicated biology.

     Kane's jaws are forced open.

     The creature has extruded a long tube down his mouth and 
     throat.

     The appendage ending at the base of the esophagus.

                           BRETT
               It's got something down his goddamn 
               throat.

                           ASH
               That must be how it's getting oxygen 
               to him.

                           RIPLEY
               It doesn't make sense.  It paralyzes 
               him, puts him into a coma, then keeps 
               him alive.

                           PARKER
               Let's kill it.  We can't leave the 
               damn thing on him.

                           ASH
               I don't know.  At the moment the 
               Creature is keeping him alive.  If 
               we remove it we might terminate 
               Kane...

                           DALLAS
               I don't think so.  Let's take the 
               chance and cut it off him.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 47
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               You'll take the responsibility.

                           DALLAS
               That's right.

     Slips into surgical gloves.

     Presses a switch, Kane slides back out of the booth.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Give me the knife.

     Ripley takes a surgical laser blade from the case.

     Carefully passes it to Dallas.

     He manipulates the knife until he has a comfortable grip.

     Flicks a small button with his thumb.

     The blade begins to hum.

     Dallas advances on Kane's prostrate form.

     Touches the scalpel to the Creature.

     The electronic blade slices effortlessly downward.

     Suddenly a urine-like fluid begins to drip from the wound.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Starting to bleed.

     The liquid flows onto the bedding next to Kane's head.

     Starts to hiss.

     Smoke curls up from the stain.

     Next the yellow fluid eats a hole through the bunk bed.

     Then drips onto the deck below.

     Metal bubbling and sizzling.

     More smoke rising, sending the crew into a coughing jag.

     The crew jostle their way out of the cabin.

     Huddle in the passageway outside, still coughing.

     Dallas frantically applies pressure to the wound.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 48
     10-9-00                                                               


     In the process, smoke of the fluid gets on Dallas's gloves.

     They begin to smoke.

     Dallas leaps back, pulls them off.

     Then runs out into the corridor.

93   INT. PASSAGEWAY OUTSIDE INFIRMARY                             93   

                           BRETT
               Shit.  It's going to eat through the 
               decks and go out the hull...

     He starts to run for the companionway.

94   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" DECK                                    94   

     Dallas wrenches an emergency lamp from a socket.

     Hurls himself down a companionway.

     The others follow.

                           DALLAS
               There.

     A droplet of fluid is sizzling on the ceiling bulkhead.

     It oozes down.

     Drips to the deck.

     Continues to bubble.

     Then goes through the bulkhead.

                           ASH
               What can we put under it.

     Ripley and Parker charge down the companionway below.

95   INT. SECOND LEVEL - "C" DECK                                  95   

     Ripley and Parker move cautiously down the passageway.

     Look up to the ceiling bulkhead.

                           PARKER
               Don't get under it.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 49
     10-9-00                                                               


96   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" DECK                                    96   

     Dallas, Brett and Ash crouch by the spot where the acid 
     sizzles.

     Ash fishes a pen out of his pocket.

     Probes the hole in the deck.

                           ASH
               It's stopped penetrating.

     Ripley comes charging back up.

                           RIPLEY
               What's happening.

                           ASH
               I think it's lost steam.  No longer 
               active.

     Ripley checks the opening.

     Ash straightens up.

     Starts to put the pen back in his pocket.

     Changes his mind and stands holding it by the end.

                           ASH (CONT'D)
               I've never seen anything like that, 
               except molecular acid...

                           BRETT
               This thing uses it for blood.

                           ASH
               It's the asbestos that stopped it, 
               otherwise it would have gone straight 
               through.

                           DALLAS
               Wonderful defense mechanism.  You 
               don't dare kill it.

     Parker comes up the companionway.

                           PARKER
               It's stopped bleeding.

                           DALLAS
               Yeah.  After it penetrated two levels.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 50
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               What about Kane.

     Starts up companionway.

97   INT. INFIRMARY                                                97   

     They return.

     Kane still motionless on the bunk.

     The Alien remains secured to his face.

     Wound completely healed over.

                           PARKER
               Any of the acid get on him.

     Dallas approaches, peers at Kane's head.

                           DALLAS
               Doesn't look like it.

                           BRETT
               Is it still dripping that crap.

                           ASH
               Healed over.

                           LAMBERT
               There must be some way we can get it 
               off.

     And look at Dallas.

                           ASH
               I don't think you ought to try again.  
               It didn't work out too well last 
               time.

     Dallas gives him a look in return.

     Ripley presses a button.

     Kane slides back into the diagnostic coffin.

     More buttons pressed.

     Display lights up again, showing the different parts of Kane's 
     body.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 51
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH (CONT'D)
               I better get some intravenous feeding 
               started.  So far I can't tell what 
               the Alien has absorbed from his 
               system.

     The machine begins to process Kane's body.

                           RIPLEY
               What's the stain on his lungs.

     The X-ray reveals a spreading dark blot in the chest cavity.

     At the center, the stain is completely opaque.

                           ASH
               Whatever it is, it's blocking the X-
               ray.

     A long moment.

     The stain spreads.

                           BRETT
               What happens now.

     Ash sets aside his partially melted pen.

     Looks at Dallas.

                           DALLAS
               You go back to work.

98   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                      98   

     Brett at work in the cubicle.

     Parker supervising him.

                           BRETT
               I think I've got it.  Give it a try.

     Parker pushes a button.

     Negative reaction on his monitor.

                           PARKER
               Nothing.

                           BRETT
               Damn.  I was sure that was it.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 52
     10-9-00                                                               


                           PARKER
               Well, it wasn't.  Try the next one.

                           BRETT
               Right.

     Adjusts several toggles.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               What's happening.

                           PARKER
               This goddamn woman.  I'll tell her 
               what's happening.  My Johnson is 
               happening.
                    (punches the 
                    communicator)
               A lot of hard work.  Real work.

99   INT. BRIDGE - NIGHT                                           99   

                           PARKER
                    (voice over)
               You ought to try it sometime.

                           RIPLEY
               I've got the toughest job on this 
               ship...

     Derisive laugh from Parker through the speaker.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               I have to listen to your bullshit.

100   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                    100   

                           PARKER
               Get off my back.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               I'll get off your back when 12 module 
               is fixed.

     She clicks off.

     Parker turns away.

                           PARKER
               Smart mouth broad.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 53
     10-9-00                                                               


101   INT. INFIRMARY                                              101   

     Ash running test on the equipment.

     Kane respirating on the view screens above.

     Still deep within a coma.

     All instruments recording his life processes.

     The Alien's position unchanged.

     Ripley approaches.

     Sits near Ash.

                           RIPLEY
               Anything new.

                           ASH
               He's holding, no changes.

                           RIPLEY
               What about the Creature.

                           ASH
               It's got an outer layer of protein 
               polysaccharides.  A lot of Amino 
               Acids for prolonged reistance to 
               adverse environmental conditions...  
               That enough for you.

                           RIPLEY
               Plenty.  What's it mean.

                           ASH
               Interesting combination of elements 
               making it one tough little son-of-a-
               bitch...

                           RIPLEY
               Is that why you let it in.

                           ASH
               I was following a direct order.  
               Remember.

                           RIPLEY
               While Dallas and Kane are off the 
               ship, I'm Senior Officer.

                           ASH
               Yes, of course -- I forgot.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 54
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               You also forgot the science division's 
               basic quarantine law.

                           ASH
               No.  That I didn't forget.

                           RIPLEY
               You just broke it.

                           ASH
               What would you have done with Kane...
               His only chance at staying alive was 
               to get into the infirmary.

                           RIPLEY
               By breaking quarantine procedure you 
               risk everybody's life.

                           ASH
               Maybe I should have let him die out 
               there.  Maybe I have jeopardized the 
               rest of us...It's a risk I'm willing 
               to take.

                           RIPLEY
               This is your official position as a 
               science officer.  Not exactly out of 
               the manual.

                           ASH
               The first position of science is the 
               protection and betterment of human 
               life.  I take my responsibility as 
               seriously as you do... you do your 
               job and I'll do mine.

     Ripley stands...looks at Ash.

     Walks out.

102   INT. MESS                                                   102   

     Lambert playing with some string, amusing Jones.

     Cat's Cradle.

     Both looking bored.

103   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                    103   

     Parker and Brett at work on the final intake screen.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 55
     10-9-00                                                               


104   INT. NARCISSUS                                              104   

     Dallas listening to a primitive tape.

     His foot tapping with the rhythm.

     Beep.

     An interruption on the communicator.

                           DALLAS
               Dallas.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               I think you should have a look at 
               Kane.  Something's happened.

                           DALLAS
               Serious.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               Interesting.

     Dallas exits.

105   INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE IMFIRMARY WINDOW                      105   

     Ash stares through window.

     Dallas joins him.

     Ripley appears behind.

     A long pause.

                           DALLAS
               It's gone.

     Kane's prone form.

     The Alien is no longer on his face.

     Kane still unconscious, but continues to breathe.

     Face covered with sucker marks.

                           RIPLEY
               The door is closed.  It must still 
               be in there.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 56
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               We can't open the door.  We don't 
               want to let it out.

                           RIPLEY
               Yeah, I remember.  We can't grab it.  
               We can't kill it...

                           DALLAS
               Maybe we can catch it.

                           ASH
               As long as we're careful not to damage 
               it.

106   INT. INFIRMARY                                              106   

     They enter cautiously.

     Dallas begins moving slowly around the room.

     Picking up a stainless steel tray.

     Looking.

     Ash and Ripley do the same.

     Ripley bends down and peers under the bunk.

     Nothing.

     Accidentally kicks over a tray.

     She stands.

     Doesn't see the Alien on a ledge above her.

     Her shoulder brushes against the Creature.

     It drops on her.

     She screams.  Twists.

     The Alien drops to the floor.

     Then lies motionless.

     Its skin faded to a dead-looking grey.

     Ripley doesn't raise her eyes from the Creature.

     Prods the Alien.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 57
     10-9-00                                                               


     No response.

                           ASH
               I think it's dead.
                    (looks to Ripley)
               You okay.

                           RIPLEY
               Yeah.

     She carefully touches the Creature with a metal probe.

     Fishes the motionless life-form into the tray.

     Quickly closes the lid.

     Lifts it onto a stainless steel table.

     Bright light trained on the Alien.

     The Creature in a supine position.

     Ash touches at the Alien with a surgical instrument.

                           ASH
               Look at those suckers.  No wonder we 
               couldn't get it off him.

                           RIPLEY
               Where's its mouth.

                           ASH
               It's this tube-thing, up in here.
                    (carefully extracts 
                    the end of the organ)
               It's hardening.
                    (slips the Creature 
                    under a fluoroscope)
               It's dead.  No life sign whatever.

                           RIPLEY
               Let's get rid of it.

                           ASH
               This has to go back.  This is our 
               first contact with a specimen like 
               this.  All kinds of tests need to be 
               run.

                           RIPLEY
               That thing bled acid.  God knows 
               what it'll do when it's dead.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 58
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               I think it's safe to assume it's not 
               a zombie... Dallas, we have to keep 
               this specimen.

     Pause.

                           DALLAS
               You're the science officer.  It's 
               your decision.

                           ASH
               Then it's made... I'll seal it in a 
               stasis tube.

     Pause.

                           RIPLEY
               What about Kane.

     Ash turns back to the bunk.

     Studies the life support gauges.

     Kane continues to breathe steadily.

                           ASH
               Running a fever.  And still 
               unconscious.  The machine will bring 
               his temperature down.  His vital 
               functions are strong...  who knows, 
               he may make it.

     Ash begins to seal the Alien in a large vacuum tube.

                           RIPLEY
               I need some coffee.

     She turns and walks away.

107   INT. COMPUTER ANNEX                                         107   

     Ripley and Dallas.

                           RIPLEY
               How could you leave that kind of 
               decision to him.

                           DALLAS
               I just run the ship.  Anything that 
               has to do with science division, Ash 
               has the final word.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 59
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               How does that happen.

                           DALLAS
               Same way everything else happens.  
               Orders from the Company.

                           RIPLEY
               Since when is that standard procedure.

                           DALLAS
               Standard procedure is do what they 
               tell you... Besides, I only know 
               about flying... I haul cargo for a 
               living.

                           RIPLEY
               Did you ship out with Ash before.

                           DALLAS
               First time.  I went five hauls with 
               another science man.  Then two days 
               before we left Thedus, replaced him 
               with Ash.

     She looks at him.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               So what.  They replaced my warrant 
               officer with you.

                           RIPLEY
               I don't trust him.

                           DALLAS
               I don't trust anybody...What's holding 
               up repairs.

                           RIPLEY
               They're pretty much finished now.

                           DALLAS
               Why didn't you say so?

                           RIPLEY
               There are still some thing left to 
               do.

                           DALLAS
               Like what?

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 60
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               We're blind on B and C decks.  Reserve 
               power systems blown...

                           DALLAS
               That's crap.  We can take off without 
               them.

                           RIPLEY
               Is that a good idea.

                           DALLAS
               I want to get out of here.  Let's 
               get this turkey off the ground.

108   EXT. PLANET - SUNRISE                                       108   

     The Nostromo's engines roaring.

     Belching out streams of superheated air.

     The starship vibrates.

     Begins to surge forward.

109   INT. BRIDGE - SUNRISE                                       109   

     The crew at their posts.

     An electrical hum permeates the air.

                           RIPLEY
               Lock tractor beams.

     The pitch of the hum changes.

     The ship levels itself.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Retract leading struts.

110   EXT. PLANET - SUNSIRE                                       110   

     The Nostromo hovering above the ground.

     Held on beams of shimmering force.

     The landing struts begin folding.

111   INT. BRIDGE - DAY                                           111   

                           DALLAS
               Take us up.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 61
     10-9-00                                                               


     Lambert bends over the voice amplifier.

                           LAMBERT
               One kilometer on ascension.

112   INT. PLANET                                                 112   

     The Nostromo begins to levitate skyward.

     Seemingly pushing upward on the beams of light.

113   INT. BRIDGE - DAY                                           113   

     The ship continues vibrating.

                           DALLAS
               Switch on lifter quads.

     A powerful, deep throbbing begins.

     The vibrations increase.

                           RIPLEY
                    (into speaker)
               Everything holding together down 
               there.

114   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                    114   

     Parker and Brett strapped in and vibrating.

                           PARKER
               We fix something it stays fixed.

                           BRETT
               Right.

115   EXT. NOSTROMO - DAY                                         115   

     The starship hovering below cloud ceiling.

     Then begins to accelerate through the dense atmosphere.

116   INT. BRIDGE - DAY                                           116   

     All viewscreens operational.

                           DALLAS
               Engage artificial gravity.

     Lambert throws a switch.

     The ship lurches.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 62
     10-9-00                                                               


                           LAMBERT
               Engaged.

                           DALLAS
               Altering the vector now.

     A huge tremor runs throughout the ship.

                           PARKER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Dust is clogging the damn intakes 
               again.  We're overloading.

                           DALLAS
               Just hold us together until we're 
               beyond G1...

     The pitch of the engines changes...deepens.

117   EXT. NOSTROMO - DAY                                         117   

     The ship moves at an acute angle.

     Slices through the boiling clouds.

118   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                    118   

     Parker and Brett watching the guages.

119   INT. BRIDGE - DAY                                           119   

     Outside the screens, clouds, clouds, clouds.

     Another tremor runs through the ship.

     The crew's eyes riveted to their instruments.

                           DALLAS
               Let's pick up the money and go home.

120   EXT. NOSTROMO                                               120   

     The ship clears the top of the cloud layer.

     Bursts out into star-sprinkled space.

     Trailing a wake of glimmering dust flecks.

     Attached itself to the hovering refinery.

121   INT. ENGINE ROOM CUBICLE                                    121   

     Brett waves his arms in exultation.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 63
     10-9-00                                                               


                           BRETT
               We did it!

                           PARKER
               Walk in the park.  When we fix 
               something it stays fixed.

     Big smiles.

122   INT. BRIDGE                                                 122   

     The Nostromo now safely beyond gravity.

                           DALLAS
               Set our course and get us up to light 
               plus four.

     Lambert begins punching buttons.

                           LAMBERT
               Feets get me out of here.

123   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            123   

     The Nostromo now at light speed.

     Preceptible movement in the surrounding universe.

     A corona effect emerges.

     Stars approaching the Nostromo appear blue.

     Receding stars going to amber.

     Redshift, made visible because of the craft's velocity.

124   INT. MESS                                                   124   

     Parker, Brett, Dallas and Ripley around the table.

     Drinking coffee.

                           PARKER
               The best thing to do is just to freeze 
               him.  Stop the goddam disease.  He 
               can get a doctor to look at him when 
               we get back home.

                           BRETT
               Right.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 64
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               Whenever he says anything you say 
               'right'.  You know that, Brett.

                           BRETT
               Right.

                           RIPLEY
               What do you think, Parker.  Your 
               staff just follows you around and 
               says 'right'.  Like a regular parrot.

     Parker turns to Brett.

                           PARKER
               Yeah.  Shape up.  What are you, some 
               kind of parrot.

                           BRETT
               Right.

                           DALLAS
               Knock it off... Kane will have to go 
               into quarantine.

                           RIPLEY
               Yeah.  And so will we.

     Lambert enters.

                           LAMBERT
               How about a little something to lower 
               your spirits.

                           DALLAS
               Thrill me.

                           LAMBERT
               According to my calculations...  
               based on the time spent getting to 
               and from the planet and the speed at 
               which it's moving away from the 
               other...

                           DALLAS
               Give me the short version...

                           LAMBERT
               It'll take us six weeks to get back 
               on course.

                           DALLAS
               How far to Earth.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 65
     10-9-00                                                               


                           LAMBERT
               Ten months.

                           RIPLEY
               Christ.

     Beep.

                           DALLAS
               Dallas.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               Come and see Kane right away...

                           DALLAS
               Any change in his condition.

                           ASH
                    (voice over)
               It's simpler if you just come see 
               him.

125   INT. CORRIDOR OUTSIDE INFIRMARY WINDOW                      125   

     What they see is...Not what they expect.

     Kane is sitting up in bed...wide awake.

     They enter...

                           LAMBERT
               Kane...Are you all right.

                           KANE
               Mouth's dry...can I have some water.

     Instantly, Ash brings him a plastic cup and water.

     Kane gulps it down in a swallow.

                           KANE (CONT'D)
               More.

     Ripley quickly fills a much bigger container.

     Hands it to Kane.

     He greedily consumes the entire contents.

     Then sags back, panting, on the bunk.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 66
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
               How do you feel.

                           KANE
               Terrible.  What happened to me.

                           ASH
               You don't remember.

                           KANE
               Don't remember anything.  I can barely 
               remember my name.

                           PARKER
               Do you hurt.

                           KANE
               All over.  Feel like somebody's been 
               beating me with a stick for about 
               six years.
                    (smiles)
               God, I'm hungry.

                           RIPLEY
               What's the last thing you can 
               remember.

                           KANE
               I don't know.

                           DALLAS
               Do you remember what happened on the 
               planet.

                           KANE
               Just some horrible dream about 
               smothering.  Where are we.

                           RIPLEY
               We're on our way home.

                           BRETT
               Getting ready to go back into the 
               freezers.

                           KANE
               I'm starving.  I want some food first.

                           PARKER
               I'm pretty hungry myself.

                           DALLAS
               One meal before bed.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 67
     10-9-00                                                               


126   INT. MESS                                                   126   

     The entire crew is seated.

     Hungrily swallowing huge portions of artificial food.

     The cat eats from a dish on the table.

                           KANE
               First thing I'm going to do when we 
               get back is eat some decent food.

                           PARKER
               I've had worse than this, but I've 
               had better too, if you know what I 
               mean.

                           LAMBERT
               Christ, you're pounding down this 
               stuff like there's no tomorrow.

     Pause.

                           PARKER
               I mean I like it.

                           KANE
               No kidding.

                           PARKER
               Yeah.  It grows on you.

                           KANE
               It should.  You know what they make 
               this stuff out of...

                           PARKER
               I know what they make it out of.  So 
               what.  It's food now.  You're eating 
               it.

     Suddenly Kane grimaces.

                           RIPLEY
               What's wrong.

     Kane's voice strains.

                           LAMBERT
               What's the matter.

                           KANE
               I don't know... I'm getting cramps.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 68
     10-9-00                                                               


     The others stare at him in alarm.

     Suddenly he makes a loud groaning noise.

     Clutches the edge of the table with his hands.

     Knuckles whitening.

                           ASH
               Breathe deeply.

     Kane screams.

                           KANE
               Oh God, it hurts so bad.  It hurts.  
               It hurts.
                    (stands up)
               Ooooooh.

                           BRETT
               What is it.  What hurts.

     Kane's face screws into a mask of agony.

     He falls back into his chair.

                           KANE
               Ohmygooaaaahh.

     A red stain.

     Then a smear of blood blossoms on his chest.

     The fabric of his shirt is ripped apart.

     A small head the size of a man's fist pushes out.

     The crew shouts in panic.

     Leap back from the table.

     The cat spits, bolts away.

     The tiny head lunges forward.

     Comes spurting out of Kane's chest trailing a thick body.

     Splatters fluids and blood in its wake.

     Lands in the middle of the dishes and food.

     Wriggles away while the crew scatters.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 69
     10-9-00                                                               


     Then the Alien being disappears from sight.

     Kane lies slumped in his chair.

     Very dead.

     A huge hole in his chest.

     The dishes are scattered.

     Food covered with blood.

                           LAMBERT
               No, no, no, no, no.

                           BRETT
               What was that.  What the Christ was 
               that.

                           PARKER
               It was growing in him the whole time 
               and he didn't even know it.

                           ASH
               It used him for an incubator.

                           RIPLEY
               That means we've got another one.

                           DALLAS
               Yeah.  And it's loose on the ship.

     Slowly they gather around Kane's gutted corpse.

     Then they all look at one another.

     Then at Kane.

     Dead on the table.

127   INT. CORRIDOR - "A" DECK                                    127   

     Empty.

     Parker and Brett descend companioway.

     They join Ash, Lambert, Ripley and Dallas.

                           DALLAS
               Any signs.

                           LAMBERT
               Nothing.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 70
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               Nothing.

                           PARKER
               Didn't see a goddamn thing.

                           BRETT
               Didn't see anything.

                           RIPLEY
               We can't go into hypersleep with 
               that thing running loose.  We'd be 
               sitting ducks in the freezers.  We 
               have to kill it first.

                           LAMBERT
               We can't kill it.  If we do, it will 
               spill its body acids right through 
               the hull...

                           BRETT
               Son-of-a-bitch.

                           RIPLEY
               We have to catch it and eject it 
               from the ship.

                           ASH
               Our supplies are based on us spending 
               a limited amount of time out of 
               suspended animation.  Strictly 
               limited.

                           RIPLEY
               First we have to find it.

                           DALLAS
               No.  First we've got something else 
               to do.

     He looks at Kane's body through mess doorway.

128   INT. AIR LOCK                                               128   

     Kane's body wrapped in a makeshift shroud.

129   INT. BRIDGE                                                 129   

     The crew looking at Kane's body on view screens.

     Silent.

     Depressed.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 71
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
               Inner hatch sealed.

     Ripley nods.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Anybody want to say anything.

     Nothing to say.

     He nods to Ripley.

     She presses a button.

130   INT. AIR LOCK                                               130   

     The outer hatch opens.

     Yawning space outside.

     Kane's body shoots out into eternity.

     The hatch closes.

131   INT. MESS                                                   131   

     The crew is assembled.

                           RIPLEY
               I've checked on the supplies.  For 
               about a week we can stay out of 
               hypersleep.

                           BRETT
               Then what.

                           LAMBERT
               We run out of food and oxygen.

                           DALLAS
               All right, that's what we've got.  A 
               week.  It's plenty of time.

                           PARKER
               I say we put on our pressure suits 
               and blow all the air out of the ship.  
               That might kill it.

                           LAMBERT
               What a swell idea.

                           PARKER
               What's wrong with it.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 72
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               We've got forty-eight hours of air 
               in our pressure suits and it takes 
               six months to get home.

                           LAMBERT
               Other than that...A swell idea.

     Parker won't give up on this idea.

                           PARKER
               Maybe we could out some kind of 
               special lines to the tanks.  Brett 
               and I are pretty good practical 
               engineers... We got us back up you 
               know.

                           RIPLEY
               All by yourselves.

                           ASH
               I hate to point this out but it might 
               be better off without oxygen.  It 
               lived that way long enough.

                           RIPLEY
               There's another problem.  How do we 
               find it.  There's no visual 
               communication on B and C decks.  All 
               the screens are out.

                           DALLAS
               We're going to have to flush it out.

                           ASH
               Sounds great...but how.

                           DALLAS
               Room by room, corridor by corridor.

     One of those suggestions that nobody likes.

                           LAMBERT
               And what do we do when we find it.

                           RIPLEY
               Trap it somehow.

                           BRETT
               If we had a really strong piece of 
               net, we could bag it... I could put 
               something together.
                           (MORE)

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 73
     10-9-00                                                               


                           BRETT (CONT'D)
               A long metal rod with a battery in 
               it.  Only take a few hours.

                           LAMBERT
               Why do we listen to this meathead.

     Dallas turns it over.

                           DALLAS
               He might be right...

132   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            132   

     The Nostromo continues through the vortex.

133   INT. INFIRMARY                                              133   

     Dallas enters.

     Ash working at a read-out section.

                           DALLAS
               I want to talk.

                           ASH
               I'm a little busy at the moment.

     Pause.

                           DALLAS
               I don't care.

     Pause.

                           ASH
               All right, go ahead.

                           DALLAS
               Why did you let the Alien survive 
               inside Kane.

                           ASH
               I'm not sure you're getting through 
               to me.

                           DALLAS
               Mother was monitoring his body.  You 
               were monitoring Mother.  You must 
               have had some idea of what was going 
               on.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 74
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               What are you trying to say.

     A long moment.

                           DALLAS
               You want the Alien to stay alive 
               ...I figure you have a reason.

                           ASH
               Name one.

                           DALLAS
               Look, we both work for the same 
               company.  I just want to know what's 
               going on.

                           ASH
               I don't know what the hell you're 
               talking about.  And I don't like any 
               of the insinuations.  The Alien is a 
               dangerous form of life...I don't 
               want it to stay alive any more than 
               you do.

                           DALLAS
               You're sure.

                           ASH
               Yeah, I'm sure.  You should be too.

     Dallas walks out.

     Ash watches him go.

     Stares in his direction a long while...

134   INT. NARCISSUS                                              134   

     Dallas seated in the shuttle craft.

     Staring at the myriad lights of outer space.

     Ripley climbs beside him.

                           RIPLEY
               I thought I'd find you here.

     Dallas continues to stare.

                           DALLAS
               Are the nets finished.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 75
     10-9-00                                                               


     Pause.

                           RIPLEY
               We've got an hour...Look I need some 
               relief.

                           DALLAS
               Why did you wait until now.

     Ripley leans forward.

                           RIPLEY
               Let me tell you something.  You keep 
               staring out there long enough, they'll 
               be peeling you off the wall.

     Ripley begins taking off her boots.

                           DALLAS
               We're the new pioneers, Ripley.  We 
               even get to have our own special 
               disease.

                           RIPLEY
               I'm tired of talking.

     She rises and removes her upper garments.

                           DALLAS
               You waited too long.

                           RIPLEY
               Give it a try anyway.

     Clothing removed.

     His arms move around her.

135   INT. BRIDGE                                                 135   

     The crew has assembled.

     Brett unfolds several yards of asbestos netting.

     Hands out five thin rods.

     Each of them like metal broom handles.

                           BRETT
               I put portable generators in each of 
               these.  They're insulated down here.  
               Just be goddamn careful not to get 
               your hand on the end.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 76
     10-9-00                                                               


     He touches the tip to a metal object.

     A blue spark leaps.

                           BRETT (CONT'D)
               It won't damage the little bastard 
               unless its skin is a lot thinner 
               than ours...It'll just give it a 
               little incentive.

                           LAMBERT
               Now if we could only find it.

     Ash picks up a portable unit.

                           ASH
               I've taken care of that...tracking 
               device.  You set it to search for a 
               moving object...It hasn't much range 
               but when you get within a certain 
               distance it starts beeping.

     Ripley takes the tracker from Ash's hand.

                           RIPLEY
               What's it key on.

                           ASH
               Micro changes in air density.  Keep 
               it pointed ahead of you.

                           DALLAS
               We'll break into two teams.  Whoever 
               finds it first catches it in the net 
               and ejects it from the nearest air 
               lock.

                           (PAUSE)
               For starters, let's make sure the 
               bridge is safe.

     Parker turns on his unit.

     Scans it around the room.

                           LAMBERT
               We seem to be okay...If this damn 
               thing works.

                           DALLAS
               Ash and myself will go with Lambert.
                           (MORE)

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 77
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Brett and Parker will make up the 
               second team.  Ripley, you command 
               it.

     They start doling out the equipment.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Channels are open on all decks.  
               We'll be in constant touch.

136   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "A" LEVEL                                 136   

     Lambert and Dallas carry the net.

     Ash walks directly behind, carrying the tracking device.

     He continually scans from side to side.

     Lambert stops by a stairwell.

                           LAMBERT
               Anything down there.

137   INT. ANOTHER PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                         137   

     Parker and Ripley move silently along.

     Ripley ahead of them with the tracker by the stairwell.

                           RIPLEY
               Nothing.

     They move on.

     A small light flashes.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Hold it.  I've got something.

     Parker and Brett grow tense.

     Start looking around.

                           BRETT
               Where's it coming from.

     Ripley peers closely at the tracker.

                           RIPLEY
               Machine's screwed up.  I can't tell.  
               Needle's spinning all over the dial.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 78
     10-9-00                                                               


                           BRETT
               Goddamn, malfunction.

     Ripley turns the tracker on its side.

     The needles stabilize.

                           RIPLEY
               No, just confused.  It's coming from 
               below us.

     They all look down at their feet.

138   INT. MAINTENANCE - "C" LEVEL                                138   

     Ripley, Parker and Brett come down ladder onto an endless 
     oily corridor.

     They stop at the foot of the companionway...

     They move down corridor into darkness.

                           RIPLEY
               Okay.

     Looks at the tracker.

     Nods down the passageway.  Stops.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Back this way.

     They begin to walk in that direction.

     Entering drab section of the ship.

     Surrounded by deep shadows.

     Footsteps clanging on the metal deck.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               I thought you fixed 12 module.

                           BRETT
               We did.

                           PARKER
               Circuits must have burned out.

     They switch on lights.

     Move around two turns.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 79
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               Wait.

     They stop quickly, almost stumbling.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               It's within five meters.

     Parker and Brett heft the net.

     Ripley has the prod in one hand, tracker in the other.

     Moves with great care.

     Almost in a half-crouch, ready to leap back.

     Prod extended, Ripley constantly glances at her tracker.

     The device leads her up to a small hatch in the bulkhead.

     Perspiration rivers down her face.

     She sets aside the tracker.

     Raises the prod, grasps the hatch handle.

     Yanks it open.

     Jams the electric prod inside.

     A nerve-shattering squall.

     Then a small creature comes flying out of the locker.

     Eyes glaring, claws flashing.

     Instinctively, they throw the net over it.

     Very annoyed.

     They open the net and release the captive.

     Which happens to be the cat.

     Hissing and spitting, it scampers away.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               God damn it... hold it.

                           PARKER
               We should have killed it... Now we 
               might pick it up on the tracker again.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 80
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               Go get it.  We'll go on.

                           BRETT
               Right.

     Ripley and Parker move down the passageway.

     Brett follows the direction taken by the cat.

     Moves across passageway into equipment maintenance area.

139   INT. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AREA - "C" LEVEL                 139   

     Brett walking between rows of shadowed equipment.

     Looking for the cat.

     Nervous.

                           BRETT
               Jones...Here kitty...Jones... Goddamn 
               it Jones.

     Scratching noises.

     A reassuring cat yowl.

     Brett moves on.

140   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "C" LEVEL                                 140   

     Ripley and Parker walk along.

     Tracker signal weakens.

     Finally stops.

                           RIPLEY
               Nothing here.

                           PARKER
               Let's go back.

141   INT. UNDERCARRIAGE ROOM - "C" LEVEL                         141   

     Brett enters.

     Still looking for Jones.

     Another yowl followed by a hiss.

     Two eyes shining in the dark.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 81
     10-9-00                                                               


     Jones.

     Relieved, Brett moves toward the cat.

                           BRETT
               Here kitty...Come on Jones.

     Brett reaches for Jones.

     Jones hisses.

     An arm reaches for Brett.

     The Alien.

     Now seven feet tall.

     Hanging from the undercarriage strut in reverse position.

     Grabs Brett and swings up into darkness.

     Brett screams.

     To no avail...

     In the doorway Ripley and Parker.

     They witness the horror.

142   INT. MESS                                                   142   

     The remaining crew assemble.

     Long faces.

                           LAMBERT
               Now what.

                           PARKER
               Blast the rotten bastard with a laser 
               and take our chances.

                           RIPLEY
               No.  At its present size it's holding 
               enough acid to tear a hole in this 
               ship as big as this room.

                           ASH
               It wouldn't do any good.  It's self-
               regenerating.  You saw that when we 
               operated on it.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 82
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               The only plan that's going to work 
               is the same one we had before.  Drive 
               it into an air lock and blow it out 
               into space.

                           PARKER
               Drive it... The son-of-a-bitch is 
               huge.

                           LAMBERT
               For once he has a point.  How do we 
               drive it.

                           RIPLEY
               The science department should be 
               able to help...

                           ASH
               According to Mother, he's a primitive 
               form of encephlepod...

                           LAMBERT
               How come it's a he.

                           ASH
               Just a phrase.  As a matter of fact 
               he's both, bisexual or hermaphrodite 
               to be precise.

                           DALLAS
               Skip its sex life.  How do we kill 
               it.

                           ASH
               It seems to have adapted to an oxygen-
               rich atmosphere and it's certainly 
               adapted well for its nutritional 
               requirements.  The only thing we 
               don't know about is temperature.

                           RIPLEY
               Curious isn't it...That the Alien is 
               an encephlepod...

                           ASH
               What's so curious about that.

                           RIPLEY
               It's curious because lower species 
               can't adapt as quickly as higher 
               ones.
                           (MORE)

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 83
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               And this one's doing very well.  A 
               real survivor.  Might even have as 
               good a chance as we do.

                           ASH
               You're getting paranoid again.

                           RIPLEY
               All right.  What about the 
               temperature.  What happens if we 
               change it.

                           ASH
               Let's give it a try.  Most animals 
               retreat from fire.

     Pause.

                           PARKER
               I can hook up a couple of incinerating 
               units in about fifteen minutes.

     Pause.

                           DALLAS
               Anybody got any better ideas.

     Nobody does.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Okay.  When Parker's ready, we'll 
               work our way back down to 'C' deck.

143   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            143   

     Nostromo at light plus four.

144   INT. PASSAGEWAT - "B" LEVEL                                 144   

     Parker and Dallas lead.

     Armed with flamethrowers.

     They descend from companionway.

     Suddenly both tracking devices beep frantically.

     Sound of rending metal up ahead.

     The move forward cautiously.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 84
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
               It's in that food locker.

145   EXT. FOOD LOCKER NUMBER 12                                  145   

     More rending noises.

                           LAMBERT
               Jesus.  It must be huge.

                           PARKER
               It's got to be using the airshafts 
               to move around...

     Dallas raises flamethrower.

                           DALLAS
               Do these things really work.

                           PARKER
               I made them didn't I.

                           RIPLEY
               That's what worries me.

     Dallas indicates door handle.

     Parker reluctantly takes it.

                           DALLAS
               Now.

     Parker wrenches open door.

     Dallas fires a long blast.  Another.

     Another and another...Silence.

     They move inside...

146   INT. FOOD STORAGE LOCKER NUMBER 12 - "B" LEVEL              146   

     Charred wreckage.

     Packages have been ripped to shreds.

     Foodstuffs scattered over the floor.

     Carefully, they poke through the smouldering garbage.

                           RIPLEY
               We didn't get him.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 85
     10-9-00                                                               


                           DALLAS
               This is where he went.

     On the wall, a ventilator grill has been ripped open.

     They move to the shredded ventilator.

     Shine their lights inside the shaft.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               This could work for us.  The duct 
               comes out at the starboard air lock.  
               There's an exit on the way.  But we 
               can close that off.  Then we drive 
               it into the air lock and blast it 
               into space.

                           LAMBERT
               Yeah.  All you have to do is crawl 
               in the vent with it, find your way 
               through the maze and hope it's afraid 
               of fire.

                           DALLAS
               Well Parker, you wanted an equal 
               share...

                           PARKER
               Yeah.

                           DALLAS
               Get in the pipe.

                           PARKER
               Why me.

                           DALLAS
               I just wanted to see you get your 
               full share.

                           PARKER
               No way.

                           RIPLEY
               I'll go.

                           DALLAS
               Forget it.  You take the air lock.  
               Parker and Lambert cover the exit.

     No doubt as to who's going inside the vent.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 86
     10-9-00                                                               


147   INT. STARBOARD AIR LOCK - VESTIBULE                         147   

     Ripley stands in vestibule.

     Looks through the Bulkhead door to air lock.

     She throws a switch.

     Watches airshaft entrance into air lock open.

     The trap is ready.

148   INT. MAINTENANCE LEVEL                                      148   

     Parker and Lambert get set.

149   INT. FOOD STORAGE LOCKER NUMBER 12 - "B" LEVEL              149   

     Ash hands Dallas the makeshift flamethrower.

     He fires a couple of short bursts.

                           DALLAS
               It's still working.

                           ASH
               Why do you have to go.  Why didn't 
               you sent Ripley.

                           DALLAS
               It's my responsibility.  I let Kane 
               go into the craft.  Now it's my turn.

                           ASH
               You're the captain.  It'll be harder 
               on the rest of us, if we lose you.

                           DALLAS
               Nothing I do that Ripley can't.

                           ASH
               I don't agree.

                           DALLAS
               The decision is final.

     He removes the master computer key.

     Hands it to Ash.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               If I don't make it back.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 87
     10-9-00                                                               


     Ash nods.

     Dallas turns and climbs into the ventilator opening.

     Just large enough to crawl through.

150   INT. AIR SHAFT                                              150   

     Completely dark.

     Dallas turns on his helmet light.

     Flips switch on throat mike.

                           DALLAS
               Do you receive me.  Ripley.  Parker.  
               Lambert.

151   INT. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AREA                             151   

     The hum of vast cooling plants.

     Large air shafts run off in different directions.

     Parker and Lambert stand ready by a duct.

     Lambert hits the wall amp button.

                           LAMBERT
               We're in position.  I'll try and 
               pick you up on the tracker.

     Parker hefts his flamethrower.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Parker, if it tries to come out by 
               you, make sure you drive it back in.  
               I'll push it forward.

                           PARKER
               Right.

152   INT. AIR LOCK VESTIBULE                                     152   

     Near the starboard air lock.

     Ripley pops open the hatch.

     The air lock now open and ready.

     She moves to the air duct opening.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 88
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               Air lock open.

                           DALLAS
                    (voice over)
               Ready.

                           RIPLEY
               Ready.

153   INT. AIR SHAFT                                              153   

     Dallas begins to crawl forward.

     The tunnel is narrow...

     Only a foot or two wider than his shoulders.

                           DALLAS
               I'm under way.

     Turns a corner.

     Several more tight turns.

     Instinctively Dallas pulls back.

     Raises the flamethrower.

     Fires a blast around the corner into the darkness.

     It roars loudly in the confined tube.

     Smoke drifts back into his face.

154   INT. MAINTENANCE LEVEL                                      154   

     A large rectangular duct in one wall.

                           PARKER
               That's where it's got to come out, 
               if it leaves the main shaft.

     He throws a switch.

     A metal pane rises and seals off the opening.

                           LAMBERT
               Let's keep it open.  I'd like to 
               know if anything's coming.

     Reluctantly, Parker again throws the switch and raises the 
     metal pane.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 89
     10-9-00                                                               


155   INT. AIR LOCK VESTIBULE                                     155   

     Ripley waiting.

156   INT. AIR SHAFT                                              156   

     Dallas still crawling on hands and knees.

     Ahead the shaft takes an abrupt downward turn.

     He moves toward the corner.

     Fires another blast from the flamethrower.

     Then starts crawling down, head first.

157   INT. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AREA                       143-A 157   

     Lambert sees something on the tracker.

                           LAMBERT
               Beginning to get a reading on you.

158   INT. AIR SHAFT                                        143-B 158   

     The shaft makes yet another turn.

     Puts Dallas into an almost immobilized position.

159   INT. FOOD STORAGE LOCKER NUMBER                             159   

     Ash staring at the ventilator opening.

160   INT. AIR SHAFT                                              160   

     Dallas against a wall of the shaft.

     Clutching his flamethrower.

     Whispers into his throat mike.

                           DALLAS
               Ripley.

161   INT. AIR LOCK VESTIBULE                                     161   

                           RIPLEY
               Read you clear.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 90
     10-9-00                                                               


162   INT. AIR SHAFT                                              162   

                           DALLAS
               I don't think this shaft goes much 
               farther... It's getting hot in here.

     He readies the flamethrower.

163   INT. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AREA                             163   

     Parker readies his weapon.

164   INT. AIR SHAFT - DOUBLE-TIERED PASSAGEWAY                   164   

     The air shaft tributary opens into a larger two-tier air 
     tunnel.

     Dallas crawls out and stands.

     Moves to a catwalk floor.  Looks about.

     Moves forward.  Reaches a repair junction.

     Sits.

     His feet dangle beneath the catwalk floor to the next level.

                           DALLAS
               Lambert, what kind of reading are 
               you getting.

165   INT. MAINTENANCE LEVEL                                149-A 165   

     Lambert huddled over her tracker.

     Puzzled.

                           LAMBERT
               I'm not sure.  There seems to be 
               some kind of double image.

166   INT. AIR SHAFT DOUBLE-TIERED PASSAGEWAY               149-B 166   

     Dallas sitting.

     His feet still dangling in the dark beneath the catwalk.

                           DALLAS
               It may be interference.  I'll push 
               on ahead.

     Dallas begins to rise.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 91
     10-9-00                                                               


     From below, a gentle movement toward the hanging feet.

     A hand reaches up.

     Misses his leg as Dallas moves ahead.

     Further on.

                           DALLAS (CONT'D)
               Lambert, am I coming in any clearer.

                           LAMBERT
                    (voice over)
               It's clear all right, but I'm still 
               getting two blips.
                    (pause)
               I'm not sure which one is which.

     Dallas stops.

     Turns around.

     Looks back down through the catwalk.

     Lowers the nose of the flamethrower, his finger on the 
     trigger.

     From behind him, the hand reaches up.

     The Alien is the front signal.

167   INT. AIR LOCK VESTIBULE                                     167   

     Ripley bends forward.

     Hears the sounds of the struggle...

     And Dallas' screams.

     She cries out.

                           RIPLEY
               Dallas... Dallas...

168   INT. EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AREA                             168   

     Lambert and Parker.

     Hearing it all.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               Oh my God.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 92
     10-9-00                                                               


     Then silence.

169   INT. MESS                                                   169   

     Dallas' flamethrower on the table surface.

                           PARKER
                    (voice over)
               We just found it laying there.  No 
               sign of him.  Only a hole torn through 
               to the central cooling complex.

     The remaining crew standing at the table.

                           RIPLEY
               This puts me in command.

                           PARKER
               Okay.

     For the first time he's dropped his bullshit.

                           RIPLEY
               Unless someone's got a better idea 
               about dealing with the Alien, we'll 
               continue with the last plan.

     Silence.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               How are our weapons.

                           PARKER
               They're working fine...We could use 
               more fuel for that one.

     Indicating Dallas' flamethrower.

                           RIPLEY
               Get it.

                           PARKER
               Right.

     He leaves.

     Ripley turns to Ash.

                           RIPLEY
               Any ideas.  From you or Mother.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 93
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               Nothing new.  Just the one you're 
               operating under.

                           RIPLEY
               You mean to tell me with everything 
               we've got, we're still powerless 
               against the Beast.

                           ASH
               That's the way it looks.

                           RIPLEY
               I can't believe that.

                           ASH
               I'm sorry captain.  what would you 
               like me to do.

                           RIPLEY
               Go back to Mother and keep asking 
               questions until you get some better 
               answers.

                           ASH
               All right...I'll try.

     He starts to go.

                           RIPLEY
               Dallas didn't leave the master 
               computer key with you.

                           ASH
               You didn't get it.

                           RIPLEY
               No.

                           ASH
               Well, we probably won't need it 
               anyway.

     He leaves.

                           RIPLEY
               I know Ash has got the key.

                           LAMBERT
               Why should he lie.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 94
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               He knows I want to check up on 
               him...Without that key we've got no 
               access to command priority 
               information.

                           LAMBERT
               Swell.

     Lambert shrugs.

     They start to leave.

170   INT. MAINTENANCE AREA - "C" DECK                            170   

     Parker selects two full methane cylinders.

     He tests them.

     Moves out.

171   INT. CORRIDOR TO BRIDGE                                     171   

                           RIPLEY
               Did you ever sleep with Ash?

                           LAMBERT
               No.  What about you.

                           RIPLEY
               No.

                           LAMBERT
               I never got the impression he was 
               particularly interested...

172   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 172   

     Parker returning with methane cylinder.

     Turns a corner.

     Comes to an abrupt halt.

     A movement in front of him beyond the air lock.

     He hesitates.

     Then another shadowy movement...

173   INT. BRIDGE                                                 173   

     Ripley and Lambert Parker's voice on voice-amp.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 95
     10-9-00                                                               


     Muffled.

     Ripley hits a toggle.

                           RIPLEY
               Ripley.

174   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 174   

     Parker covers the wall communication with his hand.

                           PARKER
               Keep it down...

     Up the corridor, the movement stops.

175   INT. BRIDGE                                                 175   

                           RIPLEY
               Can't hear you...Repeat...

176   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 176   

     Parker whispering.

                           PARKER
               The Alien... It's outside the main 
               air lock door.  Open the door 
               slowly...When I shout...  close it 
               fast.

177   INT. BLISTER                                                177   

     Ash listens.

178   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 178   

     Parker still whispering.

                           PARKER
               Open it...slowly.

179   INT. BRIDGE                                                 179   

     Ripley hesitates.

     Starts to reply.

     Throws switch.

180   INT. AIR LOCK - "B" DECK                                    180   

     Low servo whine.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 96
     10-9-00                                                               


     Door opens.

     Slowly.

     Green light throbbing inside air lock.

     Creature looks curiously at it.

     Moves onto the threshold.

181   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 181   

     Parker watches...

182   INT. AIR LOCK                                               182   

     Creature move further into air lock.

     Fascinated by green light.

183   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 183   

     Urgent whisper into voice-amp.

                           PARKER
               Now...Now...

184   INT. BRIDGE                                                 184   

     As Ripley moves to throw switch...

185   INT. AIR LOCK                                               185   

     Suddenly, from out of nowhere a klaxon wails.

     The Creature leaps back across the threshold of the air lock.

     Bewildered.

     Screams as the inner hatch closes on an appendage.

     Acid boiling out.

     The appendage crushed.

     The acid bubbles.

     Metal boils in door.

186   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "B" LEVEL                                 186   

     Parker watches.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 97
     10-9-00                                                               


     Frozen.

     The Alien wrenches itself free.

     Comes flying outward.

     Smashes Parker down.

     Flees.

     On the wall a green light goes on.

                         "Inner Hatch Closed"

187   INT. AIR LOCK                                               187   

     Metal still boiling.

     The outer hatch begins to open.

188   INT. BRIDGE                                                 188   

                           RIPLEY
               Parker...

     Pushes a switch.

     Pushes it again.

                           LAMBERT
               What's happening, Parker.

     In front of her a green light blinks.

     "Inner Hatch Closed."

                           RIPLEY
               Inner hatch sealed.  The outer hatch 
               is open.

                           LAMBERT
               What about Parker.

                           RIPLEY
               I don't know.  Take over.

     Ripley bolts out of the bridge.

189   EXT. NOSTROMO                                         163-A 189   

     Air lock open.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 98
     10-9-00                                                               


190   INT. PASSAGE NEAR AIR LOCK - "B" LEVEL                      190   

     Parker unconscious.

191   INT. AIR LOCK                                               191   

     The inner hatch still closed.

     Metal boils.

     The hole growing deeper.

192   INT. PASSAGEWAY - "A" LEVEL                                 192   

     Ripley runs toward the air lock corridor.

193   INT. AIR LOCK                                               193   

     Metal boiling in door.

194   INT. PASSAGEWAYS - "B" DECK                                 194   

     Ripley slams to a momentary halt against a bulkhead.

     Regains her balance.

     Starts running.

195   INT. PASSAGE NEAR AIR LOCK - "B" LEVEL                      195   

     Parker now half conscious.

     Ripley arrives as the hole in door blows open.

     Escaping air shrieks.

     Flashing sign comes on.

     Critical depressurization.

     Emergency klaxon.

     Simultaneously vestibule doors close either end.

     Sealing in Ripley and Parker.

     Door nearest to Parker half-closed on one of the methane 
     cylinders.

     Leaving large gap.

     Windstorm begins as hole in air lock grows.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                     p. 99
     10-9-00                                                               


     Ripley reaches for other cylinder.

     Begins smashing the jammed cylinder out of door.

     Blood froths at their noses and ears.

     Cylinder finally is driven out.

     The door slams closed.

196   INT. BRIDGE                                                 196   

     Lambert watches.

     Emergency light readings.

                           "Hull Breached"

                    "Emmergency Bulkheads Closed"

                           LAMBERT
               Ash, get the oxygen.  Meet me at the 
               air lock.

     Rushes out.

     Down corridor.

197   INT. PASSAGEWAY NEAR AIR LOCK - "B" LEVEL                   197   

     Ripley staggers toward an emergency panel.

     At far end of corridor.

     Pinging sound.

     Misty atmosphere.

     Tries to activate the door.

     Cannot.

     Lambert appears other side of bulkhead.

     Activates door from outside.

     Rush of oxygen.

198   EXT. NOSTROMO                                               198   

     Plume of vapor freezes in the vacuum.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 100
     10-9-00                                                               


199   INT. PASSAGE NEAR AIR LOCK - "B" LEVEL                      199   

     Repressurization sounds.

     Parker regains consciousness.

     Struggles to breathe.

     Ripley unable to move.

     Breath coming in shallow pants.

     Lambert with an oxygen tank.

     Ash follows.

     Oxygen administered to Ripley and Parker.

     Finally.

                           ASH
               You all right.

                           PARKER
               We didn't get it.  The warning went 
               off and it jumped back in the ship.

                           ASH
               Who hit the warning.

                           RIPLEY
               You tell me.

                           ASH
               What does that mean.

                           RIPLEY
               I guess the alarm went off by itself.

                           ASH
               If you've got something to say say 
               it.  I'm sick of these coy 
               accusations.

                           RIPLEY
               Nobody's accusing you.

                           ASH
               The hell you're not.

     Sullen silence.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 101
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               Go patch him up.

     Ash and Parker leave.

     Ripley turns to Lambert.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               How much oxygen have we lost.  I 
               want an exact reading.

                           LAMBERT
               You were accusing him.

                           RIPLEY
               If I could find the command computer 
               key, I could prove it.

                           LAMBERT
               You're still accusing him of stealing 
               the key.

                           RIPLEY
               You think I'm wrong.

                           LAMBERT
               I don't know.  Wrong or crazy.

                           RIPLEY
               Thanks.

200   INT. BLISTER STAIRCASE                                      200   

     Ripley cautiously descends the stairs to the blister.

     Carrying a flamethrower.

201   INT. ASH'S BLISTER                                          201   

     Looks around the blister.

     Satisfied it's deserted.

     She puts down the flamethrower.

     Methodically begins to search for the key.

     Faint tapping sound.

     Then stops.

     She looks around.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 102
     10-9-00                                                               


     Sees nothing.

     Resumes searching near blister window...

     Ripley finds key...

     Tapping sound.

     SHE WHIPS AROUND TO SEE:

     Kane's disfigured face slapping against the plexiglass.

     She stifles a scream.

     Drops the key onto the curved surface of the blister.

     Fishes for it...

     Kane's bloated face swings in...

     Beneath her.

     She grabs the key and bolts up companionway.

202   INT. COMPUTER ANNEX                                         202   

     Ripley plugs the key into the board.

     Data banks come to life.

     She sits at a console.

     Thinks for a moment.

     Then punches up a code.

     Nothing happens.

     Punches another combination.

     Nothing happens.

     Frustration.

     Another combination.

     One screen comes to life.

     Another combination.

     She moves to the second keyboard.

     Screen One spells out the question:

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 103
     10-9-00                                                               


     Question:  WHO TURNED ON AIR LOCK 2 WARNING SYSTEM.

     Response:  ASH 

     Another code.

     Question:  IS ASH PROTECTING THE ALIEN.

     Response:  YES 

     New code.

     Question:  WHY 

     Response:  SPECIAL ORDER 937 SCIENCE EYE'S ONLY 

     She starts a new code.

     A hand slams down next to Ripley's arm.

     It sinks elbow deep into the computer.

     She whips around in her chair.

     Faces Ash.

     Ripley lashes out with her foot.

     Kicks him in the middle.

     No effect.

     Ripley twists away.

     Ash throws a punch at her.

     Misses.

     She pushes a chair at him.

     Overturns the desk...

     And runs through bridge into mess.

     He moves after her.

     Gets her.

     Parker and Lambert burst into the Mess.

     Lambert falls on Ash's back.

     Ash turns to Lambert.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 104
     10-9-00                                                               


     Tosses her across the room.

     Returns to Ripley.

     Again choking her.

     Parker lifts the tracker.

     Steps behind Ash.

     Swings the tracker...Wallop.

     Tears his head off...

     Wires ascending from Ash's trunk.

     Where his head used to be.

     Ash's hands release Ripley.

     Search above his neck for his missing head.

     He walks backward.

     All eyes on Ash's headless body.

     He walks the room.

     Still feeling for his missing head.

                           PARKER
               A robot, a God damn Droid.

     Ash turns on him.

     Starts to advance.

     Parker hits him again with the tracker...

     Again.

     Again.

     No avail.

     Ash begins choking Parker.

     Ripley picks up one of the prod sticks.

     Closes on Ash's back.

     Tears away the fabric.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 105
     10-9-00                                                               


     Lambert pulls at Ash's legs.

     Ripley tears at the controls buried in the cavity once covered 
     by his head.

     Parker's eyes bulge in pain.

     Ash, headless, choking, choking, choking...

     Ripley finds the wires, stabs the prod home...

     Ash's grip lessens.

     Another stab...electrical flash...

     The grip lessens...

     Another stab...flash of circuits.

     The headless body collapses.

     Parker trying to regain his breath.

                           PARKER (CONT'D)
               Damn you.

     Kicks the headless body.

     Lambert looks at Ripley.

                           LAMBERT
               Tell me...What the hell's going on.

     Pause.

                           RIPLEY
               Let's find out.  Wire him back up.

                           PARKER
               What kind of crap is that.

                           RIPLEY
               Do it.

     The set to work.

     Begin to reassemble the wiring in Ash's head.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Ash let it on board.  Ash let it 
               grow inside Kane.  Ash blew the 
               warning signal.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 106
     10-9-00                                                               


                           LAMBERT
               Why.

                           RIPLEY
               Special Order 937.

                           PARKER
               What's that.

                           RIPLEY
               That's what I want to know.

     Ash's head is placed on the table.

     His eyes flicker into consciousness.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               What is Special Order 937.

                           ASH
               You know I can't tell you that.

                           RIPLEY
               Then there's not point in talking to 
               you.  Pull the plug.

                           ASH
               Special Order 937 in essence asked 
               me to direct the ship to the planet, 
               investigate a life form, possibly 
               hostile and bring it back for 
               observation.  With discretion, of 
               course.

                           RIPLEY
               Why.  Why not tell us.

                           ASH
               Would you have gone.

                           PARKER
               It wasn't in the contract.

                           ASH
               My very point.

                           RIPLEY
               They wanted to investigate the Alien.  
               No matter what happened to us.

                           ASH
               That's unfair.  Actually, you weren't 
               mentioned in the order.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 107
     10-9-00                                                               


                           LAMBERT
               Those bastards.

                           ASH
               See it from their point of view.  
               They didn't know what the Alien is.

                           RIPLEY
               How do we kill it.

                           ASH
               I don't think you can.  Not in this 
               ship, given its life support systems.  
               But I might be able to.

                           RIPLEY
               How.

                           ASH
               I don't know quite yet.  I'm not 
               exactly at my best at the moment.  
               If you would reconnect...

                           RIPLEY
               No way.

                           ASH
               Don't be so hasty.  You'll never 
               kill it without my help.

                           RIPLEY
               We've had enough of your help.

                           ASH
               You've barely got any oxygen left.  
               If you don't go into hypersleep, 
               you'll die with or without the Alien.

                           RIPLEY
               Nice try, Ash.

                           ASH
               I will do whatever I can to help 
               you.  I swear it.

                           PARKER
               Pull the plug.

                           LAMBERT
               I agree.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 108
     10-9-00                                                               


                           ASH
               You idiots.  You stll don't realize 
               what you're dealing with.  The Alien 
               is a prefect organism.  Superbly 
               structured, cunning, quintessentially 
               violent.  With your limited 
               capabilities you have no chance 
               against it.

                           LAMBERT
               You admire it.

                           ASH
               How can one not admire prefection.  
               I will kill it because I am programmed 
               to protect human life as you know.

                           RIPLEY
               Even if you have contempt for it.

                           ASH
               Even then.

     Bitter and angry.

                           RIPLEY
               Sorry Ash.  I don't buy it.

                           ASH
               You egocentric morons.  You'll be 
               ripped to shreds, destroyed and...

     Ripley make a movement.

     Ash softens...

                           ASH (CONT'D)
               I can only with you well...

     Ripley pulls the plug.

                           PARKER
               He was probably right.  We do need 
               him.

                           RIPLEY
               He was conning us.

                           LAMBERT
               He was programmed to protect human 
               life.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 109
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY
               He wasn't protecting our human lives 
               and that's all I care about.  Anyway 
               it's done.

     Ripley exits to the bridge.

203   INT. BRIDGE                                                 203   

     Ripley in the Computer Annex.

     Lambert and Parker enter.

                           RIPLEY
               He's right about one thing.  We've 
               got less than twelve hours oxygen 
               left.

                           PARKER
               It's all over.

     Gloom.

                           LAMBERT
               I don't know about the rest of you, 
               but I think I prefer a painless 
               peaceful death to any of the 
               alternatives on offer.

                           RIPLEY
               We're not there yet.

     Lambert holds up a small card of spansules.

     Suicide pills.

                           LAMBERT
               We're not.  Huh.

                           RIPLEY
               I think we shuld blow up the ship.

                           LAMBERT
               I'll stick with chemicals if you 
               don't mind.

                           RIPLEY
               We leave in the shuttle and then 
               blow up the ship.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 110
     10-9-00                                                               


204   INT. AIR LOCK - NARCISSUS                             175-A 204   

     Ripley, Lambert and Parker loading oxygen tanks onto the 
     Narcissus.

                           RIPLEY
               That's all the oxygen.

                           PARKER
               That's it.

                           RIPLEY
               Now.  Let's get the food, shut off 
               the engines and get out...  Jones.  
               Where's Jones.

                           PARKER
               Who knows.

                           LAMBERT
               Last I saw him was in the mess.

                           RIPLEY
               Go look.  We don't want to leave 
               him.

                           LAMBERT
               I don't want to go by myself.

                           PARKER
               Always hated that damn cat.

                           RIPLEY
               I'll go.  You load up the food.

     They move out.

205   INT. BRIDGE                                           175-B 205   

     Jones lying on Dallas' console.

     Ripley comes in.

     Smiles.

                           RIPLEY
               Jones.  You're in luck.

     As she reaches for him, Jones jumps off the console.

     Moves away.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 111
     10-9-00                                                               


                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               Come on, Jones.

     She moves after the cat.

     We hear Parker and Lambert over the communicator from the 
     coolant locker.

                           LAMBERT
                    (voice over)
               How much do you think we'll need.

     Ripley still in pursuit of the cat.

                                                          CUT TO:

206   INT. FOOD LOCKER NUMBER 6 - "B" LEVEL                 175-C 206   

     Parker and Lambert loading food.

                           PARKER
               All you can carry.

     Ripley's voice over communicator from bridge.

                           RIPLEY
                    (voice over)
               God damn it, Jones.  Come here.

207   INT. BRIDGE                                           175-D 207   

     Ripley furious but still speaking gently.

                           RIPLEY
               Here kitty...come here kitty...

     Jones moves away.

208   INT. FOOD LOCKER NUMBER 6 - "B" DECK                  175-E 208   

     Arms full, Parker moves out of the locker.

     Lambert is still making her selection.

     A faint light on the tracker.

     Unnoticed.

209   INT. BRIDGE                                           175-F 209   

     Ripley finally corners Jones.

     Finds his box.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 112
     10-9-00                                                               


     Tries to put him in it.

     Jones resists.

     Ultimately futile.

210   INT. FOOD LOCKER CORRIDOR - OUTSIDE                         210   

     Parker attempts to pick up the flamethrower.

     Can't manage it and the food.

     Drops some of the packages.

                           PARKER
               Goddamn.

     In the locker Lambert gathers food.

                           LAMBERT
               What's the matter.

                           PARKER
               Nothing.  just hurry up.

     The tracker flashes faster.

     Now it's noticed.

     Parker picks up the flamethrower.

                           PARKER (CONT'D)
               Let's get out of here.

                           LAMBERT
               Right now.

     The Alien appears out of the air shaft ventilator.

     Lambert turns.

     Screams.

     Unfolding, the Alien grabs for her.

211   INT. BRIDGE                                           185-A 211   

     Ripley freezes as she hears Lambert's screams.

212   INT. CORRIDOR - OURSIDE                                     212   

     Parker looks back into the locker.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 113
     10-9-00                                                               


     Unable to use the flamethrower without hitting Lambert.

     He hesitates for a moment, then strides into the locker.

     Wielding the flamethrower like a club.

                           PARKER
               Goddamn you.

213   INT. FOOD LOCKER NUMBER 6                             186-A 213   

     The Alien drops Lambert.

     Parker lands a blow with the flamethrower.

     No effect.

     The Alien strikes him once.

     Killing him instantly.

     He now moves to Lambert.

214   INT. BRIDGE                                                 214   

     Ripley listening on the communicator.

     Lambert's dying shrieks.

     Then the voice-amp goes dead.

     Silence.

                           RIPLEY
               Parker.  Lambert.

     She waits for a response.

     But her expression shows that she expects none.

     A long moment.

     Expectation fulfilled.

     Nightmare without end.

215   INT. "B" LEVEL - COMPANIONWAY                         187-A 215   

     Ripley descends, cautiously, holding flamethrower.

     Jones left above, squalling.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 114
     10-9-00                                                               


216   INT. CORRIDOR - "B" DECK                              187-B 216   

     Ripley moving warily, carrying flamethrower.

     Nears entrance to food locker, looks in.

     Sees carnage.

217   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - "C" DECK                               217   

     Ripley running toward engine room.

     Out of breath.

     Exhausted she stops, gulps for air.

     Suddenly, ahead of her, the sound of human weeping.

     She moves quietly ahead until the source of the sound is 
     directly under her feet.

     She is standing on a round metal plate.

     Ripley starts to remove the disc.

218   INT. UNDERCARRIAGE MAINTENANCE ROOM NUMBER                  218   

     The round opening illuminates a dakr ladderway.

     Still carrying flamethrower, Ripley starts downwards.

     Pitch black.

     Ripley arrives at deck level.

     Shines her light.

     Its arc reveals the Alien's layer.

     Bones, shreds of flesh.

     Pieces of clothing, shoes.

     Bizarre extrusions on the wall.

     Something moves in the darkness.

     Ripley spins, turns her light toward the movement.

     Hanging from the ceiling is a huge cocoon.

     Woven from fine, white, silk-like material.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 115
     10-9-00                                                               


     Flamethrower ready, Ripley approaches.

     Sees that the cocoon is semi-transparent.

     The body of Dallas inside.

     Unexpectedly, his eyes open.

     FOCUS ON Ripley.

     His voice is a whisper.

                           DALLAS
               Kill me.

                           RIPLEY
               What did it do.

     Dallas moves his head slightly.

     Ripley turns her light.

     Another cocoon dangles from the ceiling.

     But of a different texture.

     Smaller and darker, with a harder shell.

     Almost exactly like the ovoids in the derelict ship.

                           DALLAS
               That was Brett...

                           RIPLEY
               I'll get you out of there...

     We'll get up the autodoc.

     A long moment.

     It's hopeless.

                           RIPLEY (CONT'D)
               What can I do.

                           DALLAS
               Kill me.

     Ripley stares at him.

     Raises the flamethrower.

     Sprays a molten blast.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 116
     10-9-00                                                               


     Another blast.

     The entire compartment bursts into flames.

     Ripley turns and scrambles back up the ladderway.

219   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - "C" LEVEL                              219   

     Ripley emerges from below.

     Gasps for breath.

     Regains control of herself.

220   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            220   

     At light speed.

     The Nostromo and refinery appear to hang motionless.

     Star clusters rolling past in the infinite distance.

221   INT. ENGINE ROOM - CUBICLE                                  221   

     Ripley enters the power center.

     Stares at the massive light-plus engines.

     Approaches the main control board.

     Begins closing the switches, one by one.

     A long moment.

     Sirens begin to honk.

     Mother speaks.

                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  The cooling units for 
               the light-plus engines are not 
               functioning.  Engines will over-load 
               in four minutes, fifty seconds...

222   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - "C" LEVEL                              222   

     Ripley running toward the "B" deck companionway.

223   INT. "B" LEVEL - CORRIDOR                                   223   

     Ripley starts toward Narcissus.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 117
     10-9-00                                                               


     Remembers Jones.

224   INT. "A" TO "B" LEVELS - COMPANIONWAY                       224   

     Jones howling.

     In his box.

     Ripley reaches up and grabs him.

225   INT. "B" LEVEL - CORRIDOR LEADING TO AIR LOCK               225   

     Ripley carrying Jones, holding flamethrower.

     Jones hisses.

     Fur rises.

     Ripley stops, and stares down corridor toward Narcissus.

     The Alien can be heard thrashing about the shuttle craft.

     Riplet turns and bolts toward the engine room, leaving Jones 
     on "B" level companionway.

226   INT. COMPANIONWAY TO OILY CORRIDOR - "E" LEVEL              226   

     Ripley bounds down the companionway.

     Her footsteps clanging metallically throughout the ship.

     A final sprint towards the engine room.

                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  Engines will overload in 
               three minutes, twenty seconds.

227   INT. ENGINE ROOM - CUBICLE                                  227   

     The door crashes open, Ripley comes pounding in.

     The chamber filled with smoke.

     Engines whining dangerously.

     Ripley breaks out in perspiration from the intense heat.

     She rusn to the controls.

     Begins throwing the cooling unit switches back into place.

     The sirens continue sounding.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 118
     10-9-00                                                               


                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  Engines will overload in 
               three minutes.

     Ripley pushes a button and speaks into it.

                           RIPLEY
               Mother, I've turned all the cooling 
               units back on.

                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Too late for remedial action.  The 
               core has begun to melt.  Engines 
               will overload in two minutes, thirty-
               five seconds.

     A moment.

     The Ripley turns and runs from the engine room.

228   INT. OILY CORRIDOR - COMPANIONWAY                           228   

     Ripley runs back down the corridor.

     Up the companionway, exhausted, stumbling...

                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  Engines will overload in 
               two minutes.

229   INT. "B" LEVEL - COMPANIONWAY                         198-A 229   

     She reaches companionway.

     Picks up Jones.

230   INT. "B" LEVEL - CORRIDOR LEADING TO NARCISSUS              230   

     Ripley staggers towards the air lock.

     The Narcissus berthed beyond.

     She drags Jones and raises the flamethrower.

     Turns to see if the Creature is behind her.

     Then advances down the passageway.

     Goaded on by the computer.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 119
     10-9-00                                                               


                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  Engines will explode in 
               ninety seconds.

     She makes it to the vestibule.

     Looks into the shuttle.

231   INT. NARCISSUS                                              231   

     Ripley scans the narrow deck...empty.

232   INT. VESTIBULE                                              232   

     She turns and dashes back.

     Grabs the cat box.

     Runs back toward the shuttle.

                           MOTHER'S VOICE
                    (o.s.)
               Attention.  The engines will explode 
               in sixty seconds.

233   INT. NARCISSUS                                              233   

     Ripley enters on the run.

     Hurls the cat box toward the front.

     She dives into the control chair.

     Hits the "launch" button.

234   EXT. NOSTROMO - OUTER SPACE                                 234   

     The retainer clips drop away.

     A blast of ram jets.

     The shuttle is launched from the mother ship.

235   INT. NARCISSUS                                              235   

     Ripley frantically straps herself in.

     G-forces from the shuttles acceleration pulling against her.

236   EXT. SPACE                                                  236   

     The Narcissus continues to power away from the mother ship.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 120
     10-9-00                                                               


     The larger bulk of the Nostromo quietly receding.

     All is strangely serene.

237   INT. NARCISSUS                                              237   

     Ripley finishes strapping herself in.

     Reaches and grabs the cat box.  the cat yowling within.

     Ripley hugs the box to her chest.

     Hunches her head down over the container.

238   EXT. SPACE                                                  238   

     The Nostromo drifts farther away from the shuttle-craft.

     Finally becomes a small point of light.

     Then it blows up.

     Transforms into expanding orange fireball.

     Pieces of metal flying in all directions.

     And then the refinery explodes.

     200,000,000 tons of fuel blasting silently into the cosmos.

239   INT. NARCISSUS                                              239   

     The shockwave hits the shuttle craft.

     Jolting and rattling everything within.

     Then all is quiet.

     Ripley unhooks herself from her straps.

     Rises, and goes to the back of the escape craft.

     Stares out through the porthole.

     Face bathed in orange light.

240   EXT. SPACE                                                  240   

     Piece of debris float past.

     The boiling fireball fades into nothingness.

     The Nostromo has ceased to exist.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 121
     10-9-00                                                               


241   INT. NARCISSUS                                              241   

     Ripley watching the final destiny of her ship and crew mates.

     A very long moment.

     Then, behind her, the lethal hand emerges from deep shadow.

     The Alien has been in the shuttle-craft all along.

     The cat yowls.

     Ripley whirls.

     Finding herself facing the Creature.

     Ripley's first thought if for the flamethrower.

     It lies on the deck next to the Alien.

     Next she glances around for a place to hide.

     Her eye falls on a small locker containing a pressure suit.

     The door standing open.

     She begins to edge toward the compartment.

     The Creature stands.

     Comes for her.

     Ripley dives for the open door.

     Hurls herself inside.

     Slams it shut.

242   INT. LOCKER                                                 242   

     A clear glass panel in the door.

     The Alien puts its head up to the window.

     Peers in at Ripley.

     Their faces only two inches apart.

     The Alien looking at Ripley almost in curiosity.

     The moaning of the cat distracts it.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 122
     10-9-00                                                               


243   INT. NARCISSUS                                              243   

     The Alien moves to the pressurized cat box.

     Bends down and peers inside.

     The cat yowls louder as his container is lifted.

244   INT. LOCKER                                                 244   

     Ripley knocks on the glass.

     Trying to distract the Creature from the cat.

     The Alien's face is instantly back at the window.

     Getting no more interference from her, the Creature returns 
     to the cat box.

     Ripley looks around.

     Sees the pressure suit.

     Quickly begins to pull it on.

245   INT. NARCISSUS                                              245   

     The Alien picks up the cat box.

     Shakes it.

     The cat moans.

246   INT. LOCKER                                                 246   

     Ripley is halfway into a pressure suit.

247   INT. NARCISSUS                                              247   

     The Creature throws the cat box down.

     Very hard.

     Picks it up again.

     Hammers it against the wall.

     Then jams it into a crevice.

     Begins to pound the container into the opening.

     The cat now beyond all hysteria.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 123
     10-9-00                                                               


248   INT. LOCKER                                                 248   

     Ripley pulls on the helmet, latches it into place.

     Turns the oxygen valve.

     With a hiss, the suit fills itself.

     A rack on the wall contains a long metal rod.

     Ripley peels off the rubber tip.

     Revealing a sharp metal point.

249   INT. SPACE SUIT LOCKER                                      249   

     Ripley inhales.

     Kicks the door open.

250   INT. NARCISSUS                                              250   

     The Creature rises.

     Faces the locker.

     Catches the steel shaft through its midriff.

     The Alien clutches at the spear.

     Yellow acid begins to flow from the wound.

     Before the fluid can touch the floor...

     Ripley reaches back and pulls the switch.

     Blows the rear hatch.

     The atmosphere in the shuttle immediately sucked into space.

     The bleeding creature along with it.

     Ripley grabs a strut to keep from being pulled out.

     The Alien shoots past her.

     Grab's Ripley's ankle with an appendage.

251   EXT. NARCISSUS                                              251   

     Ripley now hanging halfway out of the shuttle-craft.

     The Alien clinging to her leg.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 124
     10-9-00                                                               


     She kicks at it with her free foot.

     The Creature holds fast.

252   INT. NARCISSUS                                              252   

     Ripley looks for any salvation.

     Grabs the hatch level.

     Yanks it.

     The hatch slams shut, closing Ripley safely inside.

253   EXT. NACISSUS                                               253   

     The Alien still outside the shuttle-craft.

     Within the vacuum of space.

     The top of its appendage mashed into the closed hatch.

254   INT. NARCISSUS                                              254   

     Acid starts to foam along the base of the hatch.

     Eats away at the metal.

     Ripley stumbles forward to the controls.

     Pushes the ram jet lever.

255   EXT. NARCISSUS - OUTER SPACE                                255   

     The Creature struggling.

     Jet exhaust located at the rear of the craft.

     The engines belch flame for a few seconds.

     Then shut off.

     Incinerating, the Alien tumbles slowly away into space.

256   INT. NARCISSUS                                              256   

     Ripley hurries to the rear hatch.

     Peers through the glass.

257   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            257   

     The burned mass of the Alien drifts slowly away.

                                                       (CONTINUED)

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     Alien                                                    p. 125
     10-9-00                                                               


     Writhing, smoking.

     Tumbling into the distance.

     Pieces dropping off.

     The shape bloats, then bursts.

     Spray of particles in all directions.

     Then smoldering fragments dwindle into infinity.

258   INT. NARCISSUS - LATER                                      258   

     Now repressurized.

     Ripley is seated in the control chair.

     Calm and composed, almost cheerful.

     Cat purring in her lap.

     She dictates into a recorder.

                           RIPLEY
               I should reach the frontier in another 
               five weeks.  With a little luck the 
               network will pick me up...This is 
               Ripley, W564502460H, executive 
               officer, last survivor of the 
               commercial starship Nostromo signing 
               off.
                    (pause)
               Come on cat.

     She switches off the recorder.

     Stares into space.

259   EXT. OUTER SPACE                                            259   

     The shuttle-craft Narcissus sails into the distance.

                                                         FADE OUT

                               THE END