Think You Know Who Said It in "Alien"?

By: J.P. Naomi

5 Min Quiz

Image: 20th Century Fox

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Directed by Ridley Scott in 1979, this science-fiction horror film sure had some memorable quotes! Think you know "Alien" well enough to remember who said these quotes? Take this quiz now to find out!

"Why the hell don't you guys just freeze him?"

Dennis Parker was portrayed by actor Yaphet Kotto. Kotto was born on November 15, 1939 in New York City.

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"Right."

Brett is portrayed by actor Harry Dean Stanton. Stanton was born on July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky.

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"I can't lie to you about your chances, but you have my sympathies."

Ash is portrayed by actor Ian Holm. Holm was born on September 12, 1931 in Goodmayes, Essex, England.

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"We will and then we will blow it the $&#% out into space!"

Ellen Ripley was portrayed by actor Sigourney Weaver. Weaver was born on October 8, 1949 in Manhattan, New York.

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"If we ain't out of here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space!"

"Alien" was released on May 25, 1979 in the United States. It had a running time of 117 minutes.

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"Get out of the room!"

"Alien" was made on an $11 million budget. It grossed more than $1.2 million at the box office during its opening weekend.

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"You...are...my...lucky...star..."

Overall, "Alien" grossed more than $78 million at the box office in the United States. Further sales were made in the United Kingdom.

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"You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."

"Alien" was directed by Ridley Scott. It was produced by Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill.

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"Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug."

Yaphet Koto is known for his role as Lieutenant Al Giardello on the NBC series, "Homicide: Life on the Street," from 1993-1999. He was also in "The Running Man" in 1987.

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"Jonesy... here Jonesy."

Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in other films such as "Cool Hand Luke," "Kelly's Heroes," "Dillinger," and "The Godfather Part II," just to name a few.

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"What's the matter? The food ain't that bad..."

Yaphet Kotto had his film debut in "4 For Texas" in 1963. His role was actually uncredited.

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"Kill... me! Ripley."

Dallas was portrayed by actor Tom Skerritt. He was born on August 25, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.

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"For God's sake, this is the first time that we've encountered a species like this. It has to go back. All sorts of tests have to be made."

Ian Holm is known for other roles in film such as Sir William Gull in "From Hell," Father Vito Cornelius in "The Fifth Element" and the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" series.

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"This thing bled acid. Who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead?"

Sigourney Weaver had her film debut in 1977 with a small role in "Annie Hall." She reprised her role in "Alien" in its three sequels.

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"I admire its purity. A survivor. Unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality."

The screenplay of "Alien" was written by Dan O'Bannon. The story was by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett.

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"Bones are bent outward, like he exploded from inside."

Tom Skerritt is also known for his roles in "MASH," "Top Gun," "A River Runs Through It," and "Up in Smoke." He also appeared in the television series, "Picket Fences."

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"Anybody ever tell you you look dead, man?"

The music in "Alien" was by Jerry Goldsmith. Cinematography was by Derek Vanlint.

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"I can't see a goddamn thing."

Joan Lambert was portrayed by actress Veronica Cartwright. She was born on April 20, 1949 in Bristol, England.

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"I remember some... horrible dream about... smothering? I don't know... Anyway, where are we?"

Gilbert Kane was portrayed by actor John Hurt. Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE was born on January 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

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"Yeah, shape up. What are you some kind of parrot?"

Dennis Parker appeared in "Alien" and "Aliens." He did not appear in the four subsequent films.

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"Yeah, back to the ole freezerinos. Ahaha."

Harry Dean Stanton currently lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. From 2006 - 2010 he portrayed Roman Grant in 37 episodes of HBO's, "Big Love."

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"There is a clause in the contract which specifically states any systematized transmission indicating a possible intelligent origin must be investigated."

"Alien" was edited by Terry Rawlings and Peter Weatherley. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.

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"So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation..."

"Alien" won many awards, including the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1979.

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"Come on, Ash. I mean, the Science Department should be able to help us. What can we do to drive it?"

Sigourney Weaver received her B.A. in 1972 from Stanford University. She then received her M.F.A. in 1974 from Yale University.

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"It's a robot! Ash is a goddamn robot!"

The last film in which Yaphet Kotto appeared was in 2008 as Ricardo Bodi in "Witless Protection."

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"Thrill me, would ya?"

In 2008, "Alien" was ranked by the American Film Institute as the seventh-best film of all time in the science fiction genre.

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"What you say? You got any biscuits over there?"

Yaphet Kotto was married three times. He divorced from his first two wives and is still currently married to Tessie Sinahon. He has five children.

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"This is commercial towing vehicle Nostromo out of the Solomons, registration number 1-8-0-niner-2-4-6-0-niner. Calling Antarctica traffic control. Do you read me? Over."

Ellen Louise Ripley appeared in the first four "Alien" films.

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"I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie."

Ian Holm is known for his stage work as well as film. He received a Tony Award in 1967 for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play in "The Homecoming."

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"The emergency destruct system is now activated. The ship will detonate in T minus ten minutes."

Helen Horton was the voice of Mother/Father. She was born on November 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois.

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"I like griping."

Veronica Cartwright began her acting career as a child actress in "The Children's Hour" and "The Birds." She won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1979 for "Alien."

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"Alien life form. Looks like it has been dead a long time. Fossilized. Looks like it's growing out of the chair."

Tom Skerritt earned several awards and nominations throughout his career. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1993 for "Picket Fences."

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"Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Meow. Here Jonesy."

As of 2017, Harry Dean Stanton is portraying Carl Rodd in Showtime's "Twin Peaks." In addition to acting, he is also a musician and singer.

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"Your staff just follows you around and says 'right.' Just like a regular parrot."

Alien's subsequent films were: "Aliens" (1986), "Alien 3" (1992) and "Alien Resurrection" (1997). It then crossed over with the "Predator" franchise and filmed "Alien vs. Predator" (2004), "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" (2007), "Prometheus" (2012) and "Alien: Covenant (2017).

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