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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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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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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,348,368 (USA)
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Trivia

The shopping center where Caine pursues a stolen Houston Police squad car commandeered by the villain is the former Park Shops Shopping Mall originally built in 1985 in the east end of Downtown Houston. The Park Shops was renamed Houston Center in late 2003 right after the Toyota Center and Hilton Americas Hotel was completed, along with the expansion of the George R. Brown Convention Center. See more »

Goofs

Diana's lipstick shade is completely different at the end of the scene in the autopsy room than at the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Market Customer: No shit, Man, he had to be at least seven feet tall. I saw him about two blocks down the street.
Market Clerk: Yeah, sure you did. Last week he saw Jimi Hendrix at the laundrymat, remember that?
Security Guard: Right, with a dryer full of tie-dyed shirts.
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Performed by Bardeux
Written by Todd
Produced by St. James and Michael Eckart
Published by French Lick Music (BMI)
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A Masterpiece.......
27 September 2003 | by (LA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is Dolph Lundgren's best film to date with one of the most unique and original storylines ever...........a movie where the action and words never cease to amuse. If you are looking to see action & sci-fi done right, here it is.


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