Aliens (1986) quotes

Director
James Cameron.

Cast
Sigourney Weaver.
Michael Biehn.
Carrie Henn.

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

[when the alien queen threatens Newt] Get away from her, you bitch!
Ripley

Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?
Private Hudson
No. Have you?
Private Vasquez

[after the drop ship crash] Well, that’s great. That’s just fuckin’ great, man! Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We’re in some real pretty shit now, man!
Private Hudson
[grabs him by the shirt] Are you finished?
Corporal Hicks
I guess we’re not gonna be leaving now, right?
Newt
I’m sorry, Newt.
Ripley
You don’t have to be sorry. It wasn’t your fault.
Newt
That’s it, man. Game over, man. Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?
Private Hudson
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don’t we try that?
Burke
We’d better get back ’cause it’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.
Newt

You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.
– Ripley

How long after we’re declared overdue can we expect a rescue?
Ripley
[pause] Seventeen days.
Corporal Hicks
Seventeen *days*? Hey man, I don’t wanna rain on your parade, but we’re not gonna last seventeen hours! Those things are gonna come in here just like they did before. And they’re gonna come in here…
Private Hudson
Hudson!
Ripley
…and they’re gonna come in here AND THEY’RE GONNA GET US!
Private Hudson
Hudson! This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training.
Ripley
[to Newt]
Right?
Ripley
[Newt apes a salute]
Why don’t you put her in charge?
Private Hudson

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?
– Ripley

They cut the power.
Ripley
What do you mean *they* cut the power? How could they cut the power, man? They’re animals!
Private Hudson

Well, somebody’s gonna have to go out there. Take a portable terminal, go out there and patch in manually.
Ripley
Oh yeah, sure! With those things runnin’ around? You can count me out.
Private Hudson
Yeah, I guess we can just count you out of everything, Hudson.
Corporal Hicks
[speaking under Hicks] I’ll go.
Bishop
That’s right, man.
Private Hudson
I’ll go.
Bishop
Hey, why don’t you go, man!
Private Hudson
[more loudly] I’ll go.
Bishop
What?
Ripley
I’ll go. I mean, I’m the only one qualified to remote-pilot the ship anyway.
Bishop
Yeah right, man, Bishop should go.
Private Hudson
[Vasquez looks at Hudson with disgust]
Good idea!
Private Hudson
Believe me, I’d prefer not to. I may be synthetic, but I’m not stupid.
Bishop

Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen!
– Private Hudson

I’m ready, man, check it out. I am the ultimate badass! State of the badass art! You do not wanna fuck with me. Check it out! Hey Ripley, don’t worry. Me and my squad of ultimate badasses will protect you! Check it out! Independently targeting particle beam phalanx. Vwap! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phased plasma pulse rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks…
Private Hudson
Knock it off, Hudson. All right, gear up.
Sergeant Apone

My mommy always said there were no monsters – no real ones – but there are.
Newt
Yes, there are, aren’t there?
Ripley
Why do they tell little kids that?
Newt
Most of the time it’s true.
Ripley

Man, this floor is freezing.
Private Hudson
What do you want me to do, fetch your slippers for you?
Sergeant Apone
Gee, would you, sir? I’d like that.
Private Hudson
[Apone pulls down the skin under his left eye with middle finger]
Look into my eye.
Sergeant Apone

All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal’s a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I *love* the Corps!
– Sergeant Apone

Hot as hell in here.
Private Frost
Yeah man, but it’s a dry heat!
Private Hudson

How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?
Ripley
Thirty eight… simulated.
Lieutenant Gorman
How many *combat* drops?
Private Vasquez
Uh, two. Including this one.
Lieutenant Gorman
Shit.
Private Drake
Oh, man…
Private Hudson

Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are.
Private Vasquez
Go, Vasquez. Kick ass.
Private Drake
Anytime, anywhere, man!
Private Vasquez
Right, right. Somebody said “alien” she thought they said “illegal alien” and signed up!
Private Hudson
Fuck you, man!
Private Vasquez
Anytime, anywhere.
Private Hudson

[after the briefing] All right sweethearts, you heard the man and you know the drill. Assholes and elbows! Hudson, come here! Come *here*!
– Sergeant Apone

These people are here to protect you. They’re soldiers.
Ripley
It won’t make any difference.
Newt

You always were an asshole, Gorman!
– Private Vasquez

Any questions?
Lieutenant Gorman
[Hudson raises his hand]
What is it, Private?
Lieutenant Gorman
How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?
Private Hudson
You secure that shit, Hudson!
Sergeant Apone

Hey, maybe you haven’t been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal!
– Private Hudson

LET’S ROCK!
– Private Vasquez