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Dark Angel (1990)

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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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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 more »

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Jack Caine thought he'd busted every breed of crook on Earth...HE HAS. See more »


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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dark Angel  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,348,368 (USA)
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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

[after blowing away the police chief, who was trying to kill his partner]
Jack Caine: [to Laurence Smith] Never trust nobody; Caine Manual, Chapter 1, Page 1.
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Referenced in A Look Back at 'Dark Angel' (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Maggy
Performed by XYZ
Written by Digilo/Ilous/Fontaine
Produced by Don Dokken
Published by SMD Publishing/El Porto Music (ASCAP)
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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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