Dark Angel (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Horror  |  28 September 1990 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Det. Jack Caine
Special Agent Arwood 'Larry' Smith
Betsy Brantley ...
Diane Pallone
Bad Alien - Talec
Jay Bilas ...
Good Alien - Azeck
Captain Malone
David Ackroyd ...
Inspector Switzer
Victor Manning
Mark Lowenthal ...
Bruce the Scientist
McMurphy, Man in Mercedes
Det. Ray Turner
White Boy #1
Robert Prentiss ...
White Boy #2


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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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)


$4,348,368 (USA)

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Did You Know?


2nd science fiction film from 1990 about criminals being picked off by an extra terrestrial, which the main character, a policeman's partner is also killed - "Predator 2". See more »


When the White Boy infiltrates the police station he flame cuts through an iron bar grid which is embedded in the walls. When he's done the grid falls off in one piece, undamaged, with no bars left in the wall. See more »


[repeated line]
Bad Alien: I come in peace.
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Referenced in A Look Back at 'Dark Angel' (2013) See more »


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Written by Van McLain
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Fun, stupid, hilarious 80's Sci-Fi at its best.
7 September 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

You've got to like 80's Sci-Fi to really appreciate movies like this. I rank it right up there with Terminator, Hawk The Slayer, The Guyver, Highlander, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for good, hilarious sci-fi fun.

No, I don't think the mainstream public would like a movie like this, but if you like B-rated horror movies & sci-fi, then you should find this one to your liking too. Beastmaster, Krull, and many other movies from that era come to mind when I see this one.

Wonder if it's available on DVD yet....nope. Darn. Maybe one day.

8 out of 10 stars.

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