Alien³ is the third installment in the Alien film franchise. The 1992 sequel was directed by David Fincher and this time finds Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) stranded on a prison planet where she has to once again deal with a spawned Alien. Plagued by numerous production problems, the film has since been disavowed by Fincher, and has received a mixed, even polarizing, response from fans and critics.
The following weapons were used in the film Alien³:
M41A Pulse Rifle
The M41A Pulse Rifle makes a return appearance in Alien³. Although the film takes place on a prison planet, Fiorina "Fury" 161, where no weapons are present, these rifles make a brief appearance near the very end of the film, carried by commandos (according to the novelization) from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation that land on the planet to retrieve the Alien and the Queen Alien that Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is carrying. The commandos fire the Pulse Rifle on Aaron (Ralph Brown) after he strikes Michael Bishop (Lance Henriksen, credited as Bishop II) with a wrench. The grenade launcher, while present, is never used in this film. In the novelization, the commandos carry M56 Smartguns instead.
The weapons were made from an M1A1 Thompson submachine gun with a Remington 870 shotgun underneath the shroud and foregrip of a Franchi SPAS-12. The weapon was finished with a custom-made futuristic aluminum shell. Only one functioning weapon was used on the production; this rifle had also been used previously in the filming of Aliens, although for this appearance the shroud was painted black instead of "Brown Bess" as it had been for the preceding movie. The remaining weapons were new, non-functioning props built for filming with black vacformed plastic shrouds. Notably, none of the weapons in this film feature LED ammunition counters, whereas they did in the preceding movie.
Two PFM-1 mines are carried on one of the commandos' sleeve.