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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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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 "alien gun" is a modified Calico M950 See more »


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


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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3 September 2002 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Why?

The reasons are legion. Its just so refreshing to find a sci-fi flick so utterly lacking in pretension, and so deeply committed to doing just one thing perfectly (being entertaining) that I can't help but love it more than many "classic" movies which deserve much more critical kudos.

Dolph Lundgren makes for a very competant hero, and as far as "acting" goes, he does a surprisingly admirable job of making his character far more human and warm than many of his contemporaries could ever manage. Brian Benben is great value as his cocky sidekick, and the supporting cast all pull their weight in a highly inventive and very self aware sci-fi flick which (please!!) will hopefully attain a new life and reputation when it eventually hits DVD.

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