Alien 3

Alien 3 (1992)

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Factual error: The warden said all prisoners had double Y chromosomes. One of the effects of double-Y is that you are above average height, but most of the prisoners were shorter than Ripley.

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Suggested correction: Jacob's syndrome, or XYY syndrome, affects about 1 in every 1,000 males. Some may be taller than average but that is not always the case. In fact most males with XYY syndrome don't have any distinguishing physical features. It should also be noted that Sigourney Weaver is 1.82 metres or 6.00 feet tall, which is above average anywhere.

Continuity mistake: Just after the doctor started the post mortem on that little girl, the front of his gown is covered with blood. Yet, a few seconds later, after the two other guys appear, his gown looks better, with less blood. And during the whole post mortem scene, the blood spot actually changes its size a few times. (00:17:55 - 00:19:55)

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Kevin: This thing is really pissed off.

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Trivia: The film had a notoriously troubled production, with several writers and directors dropping out of the project during development. With a looming release date, sets were built and a crew was assembled before a script was even settled on, and the final draft had to be written around the sets that had already been built. David Fincher, then a popular music video and commercial director, was chosen to helm the film, but he had nonstop creative difficulties with the producers and studios. He has since gone on to disown the film, as he feels it isn't reflective of his vision.

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Question: In the scene where Ripley is describing the new Alien, she says it 'moves different to the other ones'. I could never get a good enough look at the alien to understand what she meant. What did she mean and why does it move differently?

Answer: She means that the alien it moves on 4 legs, whereas the other aliens moved primarily on two legs. This alien came out of a dog in the theatrical version and from an ox in the Assembly cut version, which can only move on 4 legs. This hints to the fact that the alien inherits the characteristics of its host.

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