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


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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

Prior, director Craig R. Baxley had another project that dealt with an alien called "Man to Man" that was to be produced by Joel Silver, but it got canceled a a few days before filming. Dolph Lundgren had also been rumored to be attached. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bad Alien: I come in peace.
Jack Caine: And you go in pieces, asshole.
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Connections

Referenced in Paul (2011) 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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An excellent Christmas film!
17 March 2004 | by (Phoenix, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

The story, while being a little predictable, starts well and is generally solid and well-paced. Special effects are stunning in places and lame in others, but the effect of the action upon the characters makes up for it. An improbable turn as a buddy movie between two guys with nothing in common - finding they have the world in common is always a good story - even if you've heard it before. An Al Leong appearance certifies this as a good B-grade action movie, and Betsy Brantley (who has played opposite arguably the best Sherlock ever, Jeremy Brett) does a workman's job as Dolph Lundgren's love interest. Brian Benben fits nicely into the standard "sidekick - not a sidekick" position common in such films as this one. The supporting cast is apparently enjoying the production and the feel of the film is positive, if not worthy of the Academy. One of the film's messages that I find useful, is to learn to use your ray-gun BEFORE you go into battle!


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