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"Alien Nation" Alien Nation (1989)

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Writers (WGA):
Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters)
Kenneth Johnson (written by)
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Original Air Date:
18 September 1989 (Season 1, Episode 0)
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Plot:
A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Gary Graham ... Detective Matthew Sikes

Eric Pierpoint ... Detective George Francisco

Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco

Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco
Sean Six ... Buck Francisco
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel

Molly Morgan ... Jill Molaskey

Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein (as Jeff Marcus)

Jeff Doucette ... Burns

Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Sergeant Dobbs

L. Scott Caldwell ... Lyddie

Diane Cary ... Jill's Mother
William Frankfather ... Purist Leader
Ketty Lester ... Teacher

Loyda Ramos ... Officer Maria Puente

Tim Russ ... Ronald Ketnes
Brian Smiar ... Priest
Evan C. Kim ... Doctor Lee
Tony Acierto ... Marcus

Jeff Austin ... Randall
Terry Beaver ... Newcomer Cop
Lisa Bowman ... Miranda
Jade Calegory ... Mark
George Cheung ... Rowdy #2

Gus Corrado ... Laundry Manager
Robert Allan Curtis ... Impound Yard Supervisor

J. Trevor Edmond ... Blentu
John William Evans ... Vagrant
Brooks Anne Hayes ... Receptionist
Marco Hernandez ... Tito
Kevin Hurley ... 2nd Street Person

John Kirby ... Supporter

Aaron Lustig ... Amos N. Andy
Melora Marshall ... Woman Purist
Joe Mays ... Informant
Richard Mehana ... Dr. Hurwitz
Martha Melinda ... First Streetperson
Catherine Paolone ... Diane Cooper
John Patrick Reger ... Dr. Ramna

Bert Rosario ... Bernardo
Andrea Stein ... Homeowner
Tierre Turner ... Black Kid
Steve Vandeman ... Rowdy #1
Ed Williams ... Newcomer

Biff Yeager ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Aaron Brown ... Sgt. Bill Tuggle (uncredited)
Gene Cross ... Alien Cop (uncredited)

Brigitte Graham ... Alien Child (uncredited)

Charles Howerton ... Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Conrad Hurtt ... Squad Room Officer (uncredited)
Noon Orsatti ... Svabo (uncredited)

Nikki Pelley ... Alien Nurse (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Kenneth Johnson 
Harry Longstreet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters)

Kenneth Johnson (written by)

Produced by
Kenneth Johnson .... executive producer
Art Seidel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Harnell 
 
Cinematography by
John McPherson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan C. Marks 
 
Production Design by
Francis J. Pezza 
 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup designer
Rick Stratton .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon H. Epstein .... second unit director
Ray Malinda .... second assistant director
Jason Saville .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Dragon Dronet .... key props
Scott Nifong .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Charles Bruce .... sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Michael T. Ryan .... dialogue editor
Erick Jolley .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
R. Christopher Biggs .... 3D matte paintings and compositing
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger
Joseph Michael Roth .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary S. Christie .... best boy grip
Riggs Murdock .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Roosevelt Brody .... assistant editor
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant picture editor
Ron South .... assistant editor
Joan Wrzala .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Dean E. Mason .... transportation coordinator
James Nordberg .... driver
James Nordberg .... transportation
Tim Sisson .... picture car mechanic
 
Other crew
Judi Brown .... script supervisor
Scott Mislan .... key production assistant
Scott Mislan .... key set production assistant
 

Series Crew
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Casting by
Meg Liberman 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Reed Altman .... first assistant camera
John Earl Burnett .... director of photography: second unit (as John Burnett)
 
Other crew
Steve M. Miliotti .... craft service
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:102 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The alien ship that lands is called the Gruza. "Gruza" is a Russian word that means "cargo".See more »
Quotes:
[a group of human Purists have are protesting the admission of a Newcomer student by blocking the school door]
Ms. Purist:They're unnatural. They've already taking too many jobs, our jobs! If we let her in here now, there'll be a hundred more next week.
Protestor:We don't want them mixing with our kids. Their quarantine wasn't long enough. The ACLU got them released too soon. How do we know they're really safe?
Ms. Purist:I say we run them back to Slagtown!
[Matt fires his gun and the crowd falls silent]
Matt:Why stop with running them back to Slagtown, why don't we just kill them?
[fires his gun again]
Matt:Teach them a lesson. Keep them in their place. Keep America pure.
[crowd cheers]
Matt:We don't even need to paint little stars on them to recognize them, do we?
[...]
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The best show ever made to combat racism, 23 December 2000
Author: Anne (amytych@yahoo.com) from Rockville, MD

Alien Nation was the best show ever made that took people inside the ugly world of racism and helped combat it. The viewers could relate to Matthew Sikes, who was prejudice against the newcomers because they looked strange and were taking ``our'' jobs away from us. As Matt and the viewers got to know more about the newcomers, through George Francisco and his family, we began to love them and to realize how easily racism takes control of our emotions and that we must do everything we can to fight it in ourselves. The writers and producers did an excellent job of introducing us to a new culture that was fascinating and made us want to learn more. I would recommend the show to everyone; especially those who believe they have no prejudices.

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