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Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Det. Jack Caine
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Special Agent Arwood 'Larry' Smith
Betsy Brantley ...
Diane Pallone
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Bad Alien - Talec
Jay Bilas ...
Good Alien - Azeck
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Captain Malone
David Ackroyd ...
Inspector Switzer
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Victor Manning
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Warren
Mark Lowenthal ...
Bruce the Scientist
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Boner
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McMurphy
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Det. Ray Turner
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White Boy #1
Robert Prentiss ...
White Boy #2
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Storyline

Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst involved in an undercover operation to entrap Victor Manning, his partner gets killed, and a sinister newcomer enters the scene... Along with F.B.I. agent Lawrence Smith, the two investigate a spate of mysterious deaths; normal non-junkies dying of massive heroin overdoses and bearing the same horrific puncture marks on the forehead. This, coupled with Caine's own evidence, indicates an alien force is present on the streets of Houston, killing and gathering stocks of a rare drug found only in the brain... Caine is used to fighting the toughest of criminals, but up to now they've all been human... Written by anonymous

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drug | overdose | heroin | evidence | cop | See All (106) »

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Good cop. Bad alien. Big trouble. See more »


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Release Date:

28 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dark Angel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,348,368 (USA)
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Trivia

Matthias Hues names the movie as his best experience as an actor. See more »

Goofs

After Caine shoots inspector Switzer he can be seen holding a Beretta 92F instead of his service gun, a Heckler & Koch P9S. See more »

Quotes

Jack Caine: [while being chased by the White Boys, Larry produces a huge firearm, which resembles a cannon more than a gun] What the hell is that?
Arwood "Larry" Smith: A Christmas present from my mother.
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Connections

Referenced in Paul (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Ugly
Performed by The U-Krew
Written by L. Bell/Hakim/J. Mac
Produced by Marlon "The Magician" McCain and Michael "N-Pocket" Marvrolas
for Darkhorse Entertainment/MacMan Music, Inc.
Co-produced by Larry "D.L.B." Bell
Published by Prohibited Music
(Administered by Fresh Force Music (BMI))
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3 September 2002 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Why?

The reasons are legion. Its just so refreshing to find a sci-fi flick so utterly lacking in pretension, and so deeply committed to doing just one thing perfectly (being entertaining) that I can't help but love it more than many "classic" movies which deserve much more critical kudos.

Dolph Lundgren makes for a very competant hero, and as far as "acting" goes, he does a surprisingly admirable job of making his character far more human and warm than many of his contemporaries could ever manage. Brian Benben is great value as his cocky sidekick, and the supporting cast all pull their weight in a highly inventive and very self aware sci-fi flick which (please!!) will hopefully attain a new life and reputation when it eventually hits DVD.


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