Alien 1979• 'The Shuttle Won't Take Four '• Scene🎬

  • Published on Oct 26, 2015
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    Veronica Cartwright-Lambert
    Sigourney Weaver-Ripley
    Yaphet Kotto-Parker
  • Film & AnimationFilm & Animation

Comments • 468

  • bill bixby
    bill bixby 28 days ago +2

    "Will you LISTEN TO ME, PARKER!?! SHUT UP!" She is usually very cold and calm throughout these films. That fury in her voice was very convincing. Like she's trying her best not to lose her mind along with Lambert.

  • Johnny Marlin
    Johnny Marlin Month ago

    Greatrst acting from Ripley !!

  • Kuckoo
    Kuckoo Month ago

    You're almost convinced that these guys actually didn't like each other in reality. What a wonderfully acted scene. :)

  • Calicokit101
    Calicokit101 Month ago

    How stupid was that the shuttle only takes four!!!

  • Gayham
    Gayham Month ago

    did they ad lib this? It's just so raw! Not like scripted. It's superb.

  • bootasia ling
    bootasia ling 2 months ago

    "But we have to stick together" ...splits up

  • MP R
    MP R 2 months ago

    When there's a spider in the bathroom and you and your housemates argue about what to do.

  • Johnny Marlin
    Johnny Marlin 2 months ago

    Ripley rules by taking complete control of the situation ."Will you listen to me Parker,..Shut up incredible acting!!

  • Lohkyn
    Lohkyn 3 months ago

    What a great scene! Captain Marvel was the first strong female lead, amirite?

  • Webber The Indigestible
    Webber The Indigestible 4 months ago +2

    Ripley yells like my mom, just like...5 times quieter.

    TANYA FRIDA 4 months ago

    These characters represent what's left -- the others died -- of the amalgamation of the human psyche: the calm and intelligent, the strong and fearless, the sympathetic and scared and the apathetic and selfish. We can be most of these or some of these but we are all at least one of these.

  • Lavern
    Lavern 5 months ago

    Will you listen to me Parker?! SHUT UP!!!

  • Jeremy Jenner
    Jeremy Jenner 5 months ago

    It's funny how everyone disregards Lambert but she 100% had the right idea here.

  • William Hicks
    William Hicks 5 months ago

    Some of the best character actors in the history of cinema... brilliant, naturalistic dialogue between pros. A totally convincing portrayal of people who work in dangerous conditions, under high stress .... I love it!

  • Simon
    Simon 5 months ago

    I wish Parker and Lambert made it out alive with Ripley. They were both some of my favorite characters in the franchise tbh.

  • HOOman BEEing
    HOOman BEEing 6 months ago

    Did someone mess with the lighting or designs because this movie’s graphics are AMAZING for 1979

  • Will Yfjyfgjhfhjhf
    Will Yfjyfgjhfhjhf 7 months ago

    Lambert was one of my pre teen crushes. I love her blue eyes.

  • Tony Lynch
    Tony Lynch 8 months ago

    The moment Ripley takes complete control of the situation!!

  • sanjosesharkrock
    sanjosesharkrock 8 months ago +1

    Alas if only Parker had a smartgun rather than a flamethrower

  • SuperHeavyXD
    SuperHeavyXD 8 months ago

    Lambert = worst character! I fucking hated her, she is the only reason I hated the movie! Why couldn't she been the first one to die! Did she even do anything useful? Like at all? Probably not because she was such a BITCH! Movie became way better when she finally DIED!

  • SlyRy
    SlyRy 8 months ago +1

    Searched for “Parker shut up” just to watch this scene and these actors. It’s so great.

  • syndicate cruze
    syndicate cruze 10 months ago

    Lol, i love when she tells parker to shut up, lol she got rachet on him

  • ridewave444
    ridewave444 Year ago

    The quality of all of these actors is largely what gave this movie such weight and a big reason why it was great.

    • The Fandom Menace
      The Fandom Menace 17 days ago

      They really sold it. Along with Ridley's direction and quality production values, they took what could have been a very silly movie and turned it into a classic!

  • Zero Seikatsu
    Zero Seikatsu Year ago

    The shuttle won't take four?? Have you seen the size of the shuttle she got in? It could take at least 10

  • DragonSpikeXIII
    DragonSpikeXIII Year ago +3

    1:01 Women can be so scary sometimes, all Parker wanted was go over the bonus situation one more time and she starts screaming and shit

  • Sticky Waffles
    Sticky Waffles Year ago +3

    Ripley: "Will you listen to me Parker? Shut up!"
    Me: LMAOO

    • George Thomas
      George Thomas Month ago

      Parker: Lets hear it. Lets hear it. Lets hear it. 😂😂😂😂 I was lmao too

  • The Amplified Gamer

    Plot Contrivance
    Ripley tells Lambert that life raft will only hold three when there are four crew members remaining (out of the original seven). Since the early part of the 20th century having enough lifeboats for crew members and passengers has been the law. It is exceptionally unlikely that spacefaring crews would sign up for a mission knowing that in an emergency at least some of them would have to be sacrificed or sacrifice themselves because there weren't enough lifeboats.

    • Degree7
      Degree7 5 months ago

      In the novelization the other life boat was damaged when they landed on Acheron.

    • Harry Lime.
      Harry Lime. 8 months ago

      Ha, ha I watched the film again last night and I was thinking the same thing. It makes no sense really especially when there was only seven crew members on the job.

  • Mai Nem
    Mai Nem Year ago +2

    This is one of cinema's great scenes.
    The scene where Ellen Ripley takes control.
    And it's partially improvised .. so that Ripley needs to calm Parker down as she explains the plan.
    It feels like a very uncomfortable documentary, rather than a movie with actors in it.
    Every scene between the crew-members feels real - and the way the movie is shot makes you think that you are also onboard the Nostromo, and facing a terrifying creature.

  • fatwalletboy2
    fatwalletboy2 Year ago

    Great powerful scene right here......

  • R Hayndr
    R Hayndr Year ago +1

    That was a good move by Ridley Scott to have parker rile up Ripley, in this scene the remaining crew are debating on what to do before the Alien gets to them, not knowing yet they have a traitor in their mist; Ash.

  • Pat Rick
    Pat Rick Year ago +1

    It’s ironic because the lifeboat was the actual best option considering Bishop is an Android that plans on staying with the ship and the alien obviously. He should have just let them all leave and he’d satisfy his objectives.

  • Chromebison
    Chromebison Year ago +1

    It's funny that Lambert Brings up the option of Drawing straws. That's Assuming she wouldn't be the one to draw the short straw and get left behind with the alien.

  • R C Nelson
    R C Nelson Year ago

    Even though I'd react just like Lambert does, I still find her annoying.

  • Geert Matthys
    Geert Matthys Year ago

    The 🐈 was to blame for everything

  • lastdragon55
    lastdragon55 Year ago

    Lambert drove me insane. Maybe I’m too harsh, but I always found her sniveling and craven.

  • Mj Jones
    Mj Jones Year ago

    Out of the two women I found Angela Cartwright to be the better actress . and I wish she had got the part of ripley Sigourney Weaver is a complete and utter pussy in real life she dislikes guns in real life . and there are out takes after out takes of her avoiding getting slapped from Angela Cartwright . who was getting fed up of the retakes in the end it took about 7 retakes its on the ALIEN DOCUMENTARY Angela finally laid that slap hard on Weaver out of frustration ofter so many failed attempts because Sigourney Weaver kept moving her head to avoid being slapped . Angela made weaver cry and Angela smiled about that on the documentary nice one Angela I was sorry to see you killed and that final scream of yours was CHILLING !!

  • Petra Lockard
    Petra Lockard Year ago +1

    Anybody ever thought to stop and ask, why doesn't the shuttle take everybody? Im thinking that is just piss poor planning for long term space flight and OSHA space regulations.

    • Harry Lime.
      Harry Lime. 8 months ago

      I thought about that while watching the movie again last night.

  • Catzilla
    Catzilla Year ago +3

    "The shuttle won't take four. The cat needs his own cryopod."

  • bulaluigi
    bulaluigi Year ago +1

    I gotta wonder why a ship built to service an entire crew has an escape shuttle for one passenger?

  • Fozzy 11
    Fozzy 11 Year ago

    My favourite movie with Aliens, but being a dick, why would you make a ship with a life shuttle with a 4 person compactly when the Nostromo has a crew of seven!? Make no sense at all.

  • Tai Tin
    Tai Tin Year ago +1

    Alien was so ahead of its time.

    • Degree7
      Degree7 5 months ago

      So ahead of its time the special effects hadn’t caught up to Ridley Scott’s vision.

  • DinoNardelli
    DinoNardelli Year ago +2

    Top acting all around in this movie and for once the characters actually respond how one would if this was a real life situation. Veronica nailed it. One of the all time classics.

  • Thecrimson witch
    Thecrimson witch Year ago +1

    Lambert got on my damn nerves. Alien come swoop her up.

  • Scott Klemp
    Scott Klemp Year ago


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    jedi1967 Year ago +1


  • Luis Martinez
    Luis Martinez Year ago +3

    The way Ripley handles them both is amazing, I wish we had more characters like this. And more scenes like this while we're on it. I don't remember the last time I saw a movie where I thought "these characters are amazing"

  • DMaustrap1
    DMaustrap1 Year ago +1

    Plot hole. Massive mining tug, pulling even more massive refinery station has ONE shuttle for THREE people even though the ship has SEVEN crew members.
    Plot hole. Breaking the team up. Stuuuuupid.

    • Degree7
      Degree7 5 months ago

      Not a plot hole, it’s explained in the novelization.

  • 69adrummer
    69adrummer Year ago +2

    If ONLY they KNEW ASH was a robot................they could have taken the shuttle!! haha damn

  • Joe Klunder
    Joe Klunder Year ago +1

    How many people does the shuttle hold? 3?

  • Johnny Sunday
    Johnny Sunday Year ago +4

    Veronica stole this scene wirh her simmering fear.

  • Emidretrauqe
    Emidretrauqe Year ago +6

    This is realism. The one in charge keeps a cool head, almost as though they were qualified for the job. Meanwhile in Alien Covenant the leader spends most of her time crying.

  • Plummet
    Plummet Year ago +1

    why did they have a shuttle that wouldnt fit the crew lol

  • Ryan Tiner
    Ryan Tiner Year ago

    I wonder if the LAMBERT CARBINE in Battlefield 2142 was named after Lambert from the Alien movie. Thoughts?

  • rexel666
    rexel666 Year ago

    Very good film.

  • sonoki82
    sonoki82 Year ago +3

    People talk over each other in an effort to achieve dominance in the conversation. This is how it works in real life but you rarely see this in film.

  • ToTheWorkshed
    ToTheWorkshed Year ago

    Weaver is so damn good.

  • VincentTG
    VincentTG Year ago +3

    I am not sure what is more terrifying, the Alien or the look on Lampert's face....

  • Cy Brunel
    Cy Brunel Year ago

    Masterpiece of sci-fi horror. Need i say more !?!

  • PalmurcioWorld
    PalmurcioWorld Year ago

    You can cut the scene with a knife just thanks to the awesome acting

  • 24nukus
    24nukus Year ago

    Amazing Acted Scene!,