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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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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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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Dark Angel  »

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$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 »

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Smith's stuntman is visible the first time he's hit by Talec's disc and is sent flying through the air. See more »

Quotes

Arwood "Larry" Smith: [studying the disc weapon] The human body carries a small electrical charge, right? You tune the disc to the charge and then...
[makes a slashing motion across his throat]
Bruce the Scientist: Flathead's basically right. S'like turning your radio dial to K-I-L-L.
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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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One of my Favourite Dolph films
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My video of this film is called "Dark Angel". It's a great Dolph film, I also like 'The Punisher' and 'Big Showdown in Little Tokyo'. Dark Angel is a bit different...I enjoyed watching the relationships unfold between him and his police partner and him and his girlfriend. The scientist character is brilliantly overacted...although I know some computer programmers who are stressed out in the same manner! Some years ago, whilst watching the video at my brother's house in surround sound, my son walked into the room during a bit where a disk is flying around a room striking things...and he actually ducked! It still is the best bit of surround that I ever heard. Caine's final words to the alien are classic!


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