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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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?


Matthias Hues, who played the film's alien bad guy, performed all of his own stunts because there were no doubles who could match his size (Hues is 6-foot-5). See more »


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


Bad Alien: I come in peace.
Jack Caine: And you go in pieces, asshole.
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Referenced in A Look Back at 'Dark Angel' (2013) See more »


Touch Me Tonight
Performed by Shooting Star
Written by Van McLain
Produced by Van McLain
Published by V & R Publishing (BMI)
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"You go in PIECES!"
21 April 2010 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

The tag line on the old VHS box cover of "I Come In Peace" (aka "Dark Angel" if you're outside of the U.S.) pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the movie: "Good Cop. Bad Alien. BIG Trouble." Dolph Lundgren made his mark on the late '80s action B-Film scene in many other movies but for my money "I Come In Peace" remains his best film. It's got everything an action junkie could want: big explosions, car chases, big explosions, gun fights, big explosions, alien encounters, and big explosions. Did I mention the big explosions? Seriously though, "I Come In Peace" may not be a terribly original film (basically it's a buddy-cop action movie bolted together from pieces of "RoboCop," "The Terminator" and "Predator") but it is one heck of a fun ride. Lundgren plays Jack Caine, a tough-as-nails, kick-ass-first-and-ask-questions-later Houston police detective who gets caught up in the midst of an FBI murder investigation after his partner is killed during a failed drug-sting operation. Not only was Caine's partner murdered, but then so were the gangsters who did it -- and by an unknown weapon that seems light years ahead of Earth technology. The viewer already knows that the culprit in these murders is actually a hulking humanoid Alien (played by German actor Matthias Hues, a big nasty looking S.O.B. who dresses like he's in a Scorpions video) who is running around the city, pumping unlucky Earthlings full of stolen heroin and then sucking their brains dry just as they expire. Apparently drug-addled human brain juice is a powerful narcotic wherever this guy comes from. Hues has very little dialogue (basically he repeats the phrase "I come in peace!" over and over again to his hapless victims), but that's OK because it gives the movie more room for the hilarious banter between Caine and Agent Smith (Brian Benben of HBO's late 80s comedy series "Dream On"), a stick-in-the-mud, by-the-book FBI agent Caine is saddled with throughout the investigation. Of course, Caine and Smith start off hating each other's guts but once they discover that their murderer is of extraterrestrial origin, they bond, settle their professional differences, and team up to destroy it. In between, lots of stuff blows up, cars get smashed, people's throats get slit by a flying alien disc weapon that looks a lot like a CD, and more stuff blows up. Seriously, this is one of the most pyrotechnic action movies I've ever seen. I'm not sure what the budget was for this flick but I'm sure a good half of it must've gone to pay for explosives. Then again, director Craig R. Baxley is a former stuntman and stunt coordinator, so he obviously knows a thing or two about crashin' stuff and blowin' it up real good.

In short, "I Come in Peace" is a 24-karat hoot. Unfortunately it's not currently available on DVD here in the U.S. but those of you in other regions can supposedly find it easily on DVD under its alternate title, "Dark Angel." Until the U.S. is blessed with the same luck, used VHS copies can be found pretty much anywhere. Seek and enjoy.

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