Tom Skerritt: Dallas
Dallas : Something has attached itself to him. We have to get him to the infirmary right away.
Ripley : What kind of thing? I need a clear definition.
Dallas : An organism. Open the hatch.
Ripley : Wait a minute. If we let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedure. Twenty-four hours for decontamination.
Dallas : He could die in twenty-four hours. Open the hatch.
Ripley : Listen to me, if we break quarantine, we could all die.
Lambert : Look, could you open the god-damned hatch? We have to get him inside.
Ripley : No. I can't do that and if you were in my position, you'd do the same.
Dallas : Ripley, this is an order. Open that hatch right now, do you hear me?
Ripley : Yes.
Dallas : Ripley. This is an order. Do you hear me?
Ripley : Yes. I read you. The answer is negative.
Dallas : Well... some of you may have figured out we're not home yet, we're only half way there. Mother's interrupted the course of our journey. She's programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has... intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.
Ripley : A transmission? Out here?
Lambert : What kind of a transmission?
Dallas : Acoustical beacon. It, uh... repeats at intervals of twelve seconds.
Kane : S.O.S.?
Dallas : I don't know.
Ripley : Human?
Dallas : Unknown.
[Kane wakes up from his comatose state]
Parker : How ya doin'?
Kane : Terrific. Next silly question?
[they laugh, Ash hands him a cup of water]
Kane : Oh, thank you.
Dallas : You remember anything about the planet?
[Kane shakes his head]
Ripley : What's the last thing you do remember? Huh?
Kane : I remember some... horrible dream about... smothering? I don't know... Anyway, where are we?
Dallas : We're right here.
Ripley : We're on our way home!
Brett : Yeah, back to the ole freezerinos. Ahaha.
Dallas : Now, this air shaft may work to our advantage. Here. It leads up to and comes out in the main airlock. All right, there's only one big opening along the way, we can cover that up, and then we... drive it into the airlock and zap it into outer space.
Parker : How? This son of a bitch is huge! I mean, it's like a man; it's... it's big!
Ash : [softly] Kane's son.
Ripley : Come on, Ash. I mean, the Science Department should be able to help us. What can we do to drive it?
Ash : Yes, well, it's adapted remarkably well to our atmosphere considering its nutritional requirements. The only thing we don't know about is temperature.
Ripley : Okay, what about temperature? What happens if we change it?
Ash : Let's try it. I mean most animals retreat from fire, yes?
Dallas : Fire, yeah.
Brett : [realizing Nostromo has changed its course and they have to investigate] Well, so what?
Kane : Well, we are obligated under section eight...
Parker : I hate to bring this up but, uh, this a commercial ship, not a rescue ship...
Brett : Right.
Parker : ...and it's not in my contract to do this kind of duty. Now what about the money? If you wanna give me some money to do it, I'll be happy to, uh, t-to, you know, oblige.
Brett : The man's right.
Dallas : Parker...
Parker : Let's go over the bonus situation. We haven't... Can we just talk about the bonus situation?
Ash : I'm sorry, can I say something?
Parker : Let's talk about the bonus more.
Ash : There is a clause in the contract which specifically states any systematized transmission indicating a possible intelligent origin must be investigated.
Parker : I don't wanna hear it...
Brett : We don't know if it's intelligent.
Parker : I wanna go home and party.
Dallas : Parker, will you just listen to the man?
Ash : On penalty of total forfeiture of shares. No money.
Dallas : You got that?
Parker : [chuckling] Well, yeah.
Dallas : All right, we're going in.
Parker : [to Brett] Yeah, we're going in, aren't we?
Parker : Uh, before we dock, I think we oughta discuss the bonus situation.
Brett : Right.
Parker : Brett and I, we think we oughta... we deserve full shares, right baby?
Brett : Right. You see, Mr. Parker and I feel that the bonus situation has never been on a-an equitable level.
Dallas : Well, you get what you're contracted for like everybody else.
Brett : Yes, but everybody else, uh, gets more than us.