Game Over, Man...Game Over! - What's the source?

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Game Over, Man...Game Over!

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These iconic words were uttered by the late, great Bill Paxton in Aliens.

BUT..they aren't the original script

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So...where did they come from?

NB. "Official" sources from cast/crew only speculation!

Best Answer

It was the idea of Bill Paxton.

As it was told to UPROXX by Bill Paxton himself,

(emphasis mine)

I'm not great at improvising on the spot. The stuff I improvised was stuff that wasn't in the script, but it was stuff that I'd throw at Jim [Cameron] in a rehearsal. Jim is a — his mind's like a steel trap. He'd remember something I'd said when we were rehearsing at a scene we were shooting 2 months later. He'd say, 'You said something when we rehearsing to Sigourney. You said something about the express elevator to hell…put that in here.' That was kind of cool, that was kind of fun. 'Game over, man,' was really the background of the character.

I figured…[Hudson] was kind of the enlisted version of Gorman who was the officer, [played by] Bill Hope. He probably came up on video games and back in those days you always … I don't think they do it anymore because I don't play video games but it always at the end of your quarter, [it said] 'Game over.'…'Wow, has anybody ever used that, I wonder? Because it's good.' I had no idea it would catch on.

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What video Game says Game over, man game over?

Private Hudson actor Bill Paxton improvised his most famous line in 1986's Alien sequel Aliens, despite the actor not liking ad-libbing in general.

Who said game over in Aliens?

Though initially a braggart, Hudson's confidence turns to panic when most of his fellow marines are killed by Aliens during the mission. After the team's dropship is destroyed, he exclaims "That's it, man! Game over, man! Game over!

How many times does Hudson say man in Aliens?

Hudson says the word "man" a total of 35 times. In 2015, it was rumored that Sigourney Weaver would return as Ripley for the first time in 20 years since Alien: Resurrection (1997).

Will there be a Game over, man sequel?

To answer the question: yes, it does appear a sequel is in the works for Game Over, Man! Although the sequel might not be officially commissioned yet at Netflix, the creative wheels are turning. We'll be sure to let you know more about Game Over, Man 2 when we find out.

Game Over Man, GAME OVER!

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