Ali is one of the three secondary villains of the 1982 slasher horror film Friday the 13th Part III.
In the summer of 1984, Ali, Loco, and Fox stop at a small convenience store in Crystal Lake. Loco and Ali held Shelly Finkelstein hostage while Fox was making trouble for Vera. When she has Shelly's thrown wallet, she wants Vera to ask her politely for the wallet back with a word "Ma'am", so Vera does. Ali and Loco let go of Shelly. While he and Vera get ready to leave, Ali was outside in front of the store drinking a can of beer as he sees Shelly and Vera inside the car. When Shelly turns the car on, Ali starts smashing the windshield of a car that Shelly was driving. However, Shelly runs over the gangs' motorcycles, causing Ali to fume and shout in anger while Vera praises Shelly as they drive away.
The bikers stop at Higgins Haven. Ali goes to a barn across from Chris Higgins' house and discovers Loco dead. When he sees Jason Voorhees jumping down, he grabs a machete. Jason continues his scope out of the barn, only to have Ali appear and start attacking him with a machete. Jason counterattacks by hitting Ali with a wrench. While Jason is trying to kill Chris Higgins, she runs into the barn. She is suddenly met by Ali, who survived the earlier fight. Jason turns his attention to Ali, by using a machete to chops off his right hand. Chris continues running in fear as Ali gasps in horror after Jason chops off his hand and hacked him to death with his machete. Ali's one-handed corpse, as well as all the other victims of the third film (except Harold and Edna Hockett, because they were transported before the other victims), were transported to Wessex County Morgue.