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(1988)

Trivia

The alien character played by Mandy Patinkin was originally going to be named George Jetson but Hanna-Barbera wouldn't give the rights to the name. The decision to call his character 'George' in the movie was kept as an in-joke.
The October 1987 draft of the screenplay credits a rewrite to James Cameron. He is not credited in the final film.
After Harcourt's transformation, he is no longer played by Terence Stamp, who refused to wear the more elaborate make-up.
Brian Thompson (Trent Porter) is the only actor to appear in both the original film version of Alien Nation (1988) and the subsequent television adaptation Alien Nation (1989).
Jerry Goldsmith's synthetic and score was rejected early in post production for being "too weird" and replaced with music by Curt Sobel. Jerry Goldsmith's rejected score was released in Spring 2005 as a Varese Sarabande CD Club Release limited to 3000 copies.
Prior to theatrical release, Alien Nation was heavily re-edited in post production in order to be shorter. Originally it was supposed to be released in summer but due to the drastic re-editing it was released in October. Post production re-editing is also one of the reasons why Jerry Goldsmith's original score had to be removed and replaced.
Theatrical trailer shows parts of deleted fight scene between Sykes and Kipling that happens right after Harcourt overdoses and seemingly dies. In the movie Kipling is last seen groaning and regaining consciousness before his car explodes. In deleted fight scene Kipling knocks Sykes on ground and is about to kill him when George/San Francisco shoots Kipling with Sykes's handgun and kills him.
When George is comforting the old woman a poster of former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard can be seen hanging next to the Pepsi cooler.

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