Aliens Movie Trivia

Aliens Trivia

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Film facts for the 1986 Sci-Fi movie starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton More Cast

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Thanks to Andrew Ritchie
Sigourney Weaver was nominated for her first Best Actress Academy Award for her role as Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Aliens. It is the only Best Actress nomination in history for a role in a science-fiction film.
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Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein and Lance Henriksen went on together to star in Katherine Bigelow's truly excellent modern vampire road movie "Near Dark".
Thanks to Virgil Vuksic-Virgo
Bishop's knife trick was also previously seen in John Carpenter's "Dark Star" (1974). Like Bishop, Boiler misses too. The inspiration for both scenes surely is to be found in Roman Polanski's "Knife in Water" (1962).
Thanks to Greg
Actor Michael Biehn also apeared in a little know movie called "Hog Wild", as a cop, also with Patti D'Arbanville.
Thanks to Leigh Barrett
This film was the debut of athlete-turned-actress Jenette Goldstein, who has appeared in at least three Cameron films: In "Aliens" she was the Latina US Marine Vasquez; in "Terminator 2" she was the harpie foster mother of John Connor; and in "Titanic" she was the brave stoic "Irish Mommy." She's hard to spot usually because she is such a chameleon!
The special effects for "Aliens" won an Oscar.
Thanks to steve s.
This was one and only movie for Carrie Henn, the actress who played Newt. She left acting behind and later became a schoolteacher.
Thanks to Toni Kurkimaki
Michael Biehn's (Hicks) shotgun is actually the same weapon he previously kept handy in "The Terminator", in which he played Kyle Reese.
Thanks to CalGar2086
The shoes that both Ellen Ripley and Bishop wear in the film are called the "Aliens Fighter" shoe, which were made especially for the film.

First marketed as a shoe "that you won't see for 150 years", Reebok later released the shoes (as Bishop's mid-top model opposed to Ripley's super-high top version) to the public for a limited time during 1987, which later became re-released back in 2003, this time as the "Alien Stompers".
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When Bishop crawls down the pipe to get the rescue ship by remote control, it's reminiscent of when Andy Dufrain (Tim Robbins) crawls down the sewer pipe in Shawshank Redemption. It's interesting to note that both movies had Mark Rolston: Private Drake in Aliens, and Bogs (the gang leader who frequently assaulted Dufrain) in Shawshank Redemption
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Biehn's characters in 3 of Camerons films all get bitten on the hand. Sarah Conner bites Reese's hand in "The Terminator"; Newt bites Hicks' hand in Aliens and Bud Brigman bites Lt. Coffey's hand in the Abyss.

Bogus Trivia

There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

The following trivia for "Aliens" is apparently bogus. If you disagree or have additional info, please update us.

Myth: In an early draft of the script, Bishop claims to have been made
by "Cyberdyne", a company from "The Terminator" (1984)

Fact: Bishop actually claims he was manufactured by Hyperdyne Systems.
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