Alien Resurrection is the fourth installment in the Alien film franchise. In this 1997 sequel, a clone of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) joins forces with a mercenary transport crew to fight off Aliens who have infested a military space facility. The film's cast included Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, and Raymond Cruz.
The following weapons were used in the movie Alien Resurrection:
Though the average film goer may assume that these firearms are based on real weapons, evidence suggests that all weapons in Alien: Resurrection are fabrications rather than converted firearms. Though some articles have suggested that this was done to save money by not hiring a firearms wrangler, the fact that the mockups still fired pyrotechnical charges meant that a licensed pyrotechnician would still have to rig the weapons for each shot, which is actually more expensive than a gun wrangler loading up a mocked up live firearm with blanks. The pistols were resin kits, while larger weapons were made mostly from machined aluminum. The distinctive "shock rifle" used an internal electrically-operated revolver-style cylinder loaded with small pyro charges to simulate firing. Ever since the release of the film, however, there have been erroneous commentary in film articles which wrongly identify Christie's pistols as modified SIG-Sauer P232s. Also the report that a prototype sci-fi rifle (made after the film, not before) of the USM shockrifle was built on a Cobray CM-11 carbine leads to some confusion in the cinema trivia world.
It is because of this confusion that we list the film and its weapons here, though the 'official' IMFDB standard is that films/TV shows/Anime/VG where the weapons are pure props and are not based on live weapons usually do not qualify. The Fictional firearms rule: "If the weapon (for any reason) would lead the general public to believe that it is a real firearms or based on one." also makes this page qualify.
United Systems Military Sidearm
For his sidearms, Christie (Gary Dourdan) keeps two on arm-anchors. After the gym scene, he is only seen with one, with which he threatens Wren with, and tries to kill the Alien hanging on his leg, in his final moments. The arm-anchors were inspired by the drawer slide mechanism Travis Bickle mounted his Smith & Wesson Escort to in Taxi Driver.
"Okee-Doke Corral Cowboy Pistol" (M1911A1)
When Johner (Ron Perlman), Christie (Gary Dourdan), and Call (Winona Ryder) are watching a Space Shopping program, one of the objects up for sale is a M1911 clone called the "Okee-Doke Corral Cowboy Pistol". It resembles the Colt/Detonics 1911 Hybrid seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. What is ironic, is that in the far future, the price is not far off from today's prices for an M1911 clone in any gun store.
Concealed Carry Double-Barreled Pump Action Weapon
Vreiss (Dominique Pinon) keeps a double-barreled pump action weapon in his wheelchair. The parts of the weapon are concealed within the wheelchair and he is seen assembling it when he sees an Alien in the ceiling. It later jams after going through the flooded kitchen. It leaves Christie to fend for himself against the Alien hanging on his leg.
The standard assault rifle used by United Systems Military. Its main setting, although it is rarely used on-screen in the film, fires solid slugs. This is the setting seen carried by Distephano (Raymond Cruz) right up until the end of the film. It can also be fitted with an under-barrel shock device which acts like a taser, but without causing physical harm. That setting is used on Ripley 8 (Sigourney Weaver) when she is strangling Wren. The rifle is also notably dual-wielded with an Incinerator by Elgyn (Michael Wincott), but he never gets to fire either.
Incinerator 'Flamer' (Assault Rifle Mode)
This is one of the most versatile weapons available to the United Systems Military. It is primarily a flamethrower unit, but can be used as an assault rifle or a grenade launcher. The assault rifle mode is seen used by Johner (Ron Perlman) at the end of the film when killing the Alien that had birthed from Purvis through Wren's forehead.
Incinerator 'Flamer' (Grenade Launcher Mode)
This is one of the most versatile weapons available to the United Systems Military. It is primarily a flamethrower unit, but can be used as an assault rifle or a grenade launcher. The grenade launcher mode is seen used by Johner in the flooded kitchen; it is fired at one Alien, but the creature dodges the grenade, only for it to destroy a second Alien behind. It is worth noting such an explosion underwater would likely deafen everyone in the water nearby.
Concealed Carry Grenade Launcher
Another of Vriess' concealed disassembled weapons (though it is unknown where he stores it) is a pump action grenade launcher. Vriess is seen assembling it after the 'What were you expecting, Santa Claus?' line. It is later used by Christie to destroy the egg trap set by the Aliens, right after escaping the flooded kitchen.
Incinerator 'Flamer' (Flamethrower Mode)
This is one of the most versatile weapons available to the United Systems Military. It is primarily a flamethrower unit, but can be used as an assault rifle or a grenade launcher. The flamethrower mode is seen used by Ripley 8 (Sigourney Weaver) to destroy the previous seven attempts at recreating the Queen.
The 'Thermos Gun' is snuck through security by Johner (Ron Perlman) with the crass quip 'My own Recipe, way more dangerous'. He briefly uses it during the fight in the gym.