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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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He came in search of a drug so rare it could only be found in one place... Man. 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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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 »


When Caine first confronts Boner in the bar he points his gun at Boner's crotch. In subsequent edits, the gun changes to a different one. See more »


[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 »


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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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It's a classic
14 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to see such a low rating for this movie. I've probably seen this movie like 10 times. And after my wife found out I'm a Dolph Lundgren fan, I think the first thing she asked me was, "do you own "I Come In Peace"?", because she was already a fan of the movie too. Anyway, if you like sci-fi action movies, check it out.

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