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Writers (WGA):
Jonathan Tydor (written by) and
Leonard Maas Jr. (written by)
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Release Date:
28 September 1990 (USA) See more »
Jack Caine. Houston cop. Human. What he's up against, isn't. See more »
Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dolph Lundgren ... Det. Jack Caine

Brian Benben ... Special Agent Arwood 'Larry' Smith
Betsy Brantley ... Diane Pallone

Matthias Hues ... Bad Alien - Talec
Jay Bilas ... Good Alien - Azeck

Jim Haynie ... Captain Malone
David Ackroyd ... Inspector Switzer

Sherman Howard ... Victor Manning

Sam Anderson ... Warren
Mark Lowenthal ... Bruce the Scientist

Michael J. Pollard ... Boner

Jesse Vint ... McMurphy

Alex Morris ... Det. Ray Turner

Kevin Page ... White Boy #1
Robert Prentiss ... White Boy #2
Nik Hagler ... Bail Bondsman

Tony Brubaker ... Garage Sweeper
Mimi Cochran ... Female Mechanic
Matthew Posey ... Psycho #1
Alexander Johnston ... Psycho #2
Jack Willis ... Liquor Store Owner

Al Leong ... Luggage Salesman (as Albert Leong)

Brandon Smith ... Market Clerk
Wayne Dehart ... Market Customer
Kevin Howard ... Security Guard
Woody Watson ... Federal Agent
Luis Lemus ... Sergeant Hawkins

Chris Kinkade ... Detective
Steve Chizmadia ... White Boy #3

Sebastian White ... White Boy #4
Dean Kinkel ... White Boy #5
David Poynter ... White Boy #6
Folkert Schmidt ... White Boy #7
Gary Baxley ... White Boy #8

Tom Campitelli ... Patrolman
Kristin Baxley ... Girl on Phone

Suzanne Savoy ... Patrolwoman
Howard French ... Federal Clerk
Willie Minor ... Pool Hustler
Arienne Battiste ... Malone's Secretary
Jack Verbois ... Man Hostage
Stacey Cortez ... Lady Hostage
Nino Candido ... Frank
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackson Burns ... Police Officer (uncredited)
S. Scott Conner ... Bystander (uncredited)
Brian Fitkin ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Randall Oliver ... Whiteboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Craig R. Baxley 
Writing credits
Jonathan Tydor (written by) and
Leonard Maas Jr. (written by)

Produced by
Mark Damon .... executive producer
Rafael Eisenman .... co-producer
Ron Fury .... associate producer
David Saunders .... executive producer
Jon Turtle .... co-producer
Jeff Young .... producer
Moshe Diamant .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jan Hammer 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
Philip Leonard  (as Phillip M. Leonard)
Art Direction by
Nino Candido 
Set Decoration by
Philip Leonard  (as Phillip M. Leonard)
Costume Design by
Joseph A. Porro  (as Joseph Porro)
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... special makeup effects painter
Gabriel Bartalos .... special makeup effects sculptor
Suzanne Bell .... hair stylist
Suzanne Bell .... makeup artist
Evan Brainard .... principal makeup artist
Ron Clark .... hair stylist
Ron Clark .... makeup artist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Loren Gitthens .... special makeup effects painter
Loren Gitthens .... special makeup effects sculptor
Larry Hamlin .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Hudson .... head moldmaker: special makeup effects
Rick Lalonde .... gelatin specialist
Roger McCoin .... mechanical fabricator: special makeup effects
Greg Polutonovich .... special makeup effects technician
Alan Scott .... hair stylist: Mr. Lundgren
A.J. Workman .... mechanical fabricator: special makeup effects (as Andrew Workman)
Cher Zar .... special makeup effects painter
Cher Zar .... special makeup effects sculptor
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
Jim Eustermann .... makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Tony Gardner .... makeup effects supervisor (uncredited)
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer (uncredited)
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Steven I. Celniker .... post-production supervisor
Ron Fury .... production manager
Russell Vreeland .... production manager: additional photography
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig West .... first assistant director (as Craig R. West)
Tom Zapata .... second assistant director (as Thomas Zapata)
Art Department
Adrian Arbes .... carpenter (as Adrian D. Arbes)
Steven K. Barnett .... set dresser
Tony Bonaventura .... leadman
Howell Caldwell .... assistant property master
Cheri Candido .... property master
Jim Cavalucci .... construction foreman (as James P. Cavalucci)
Jack Evans .... carpenter (as Jock Evans)
Jeffrey B. Hartmann .... set dresser (as Jeffery B. Hartmann)
James Hobborchalk .... construction worker
Budd Lewis .... art illustrator
Ron Moses .... painter
Lawrence Reid .... painter
Harvey Rivera .... construction worker
Chuck Singleton .... construction coordinator
Steve Wilkerson .... carpenter
Jeff Williams .... carpenter
Everett D. Wilson .... lead scenic artist (as Everett Wilson)
Val Wilt .... carpenter
Greg Aronowitz .... propmaker (uncredited)
Brian McFadden .... props (uncredited)
Richard N. McGuire .... foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Robert Heffernan .... adr supervisor
David M. Ice .... dialogue editor (as David Ice)
Victor Iorillo .... sound editor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Bud Maffett .... sound mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Perry .... boom operator
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael P. Redbourn .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Redbourn)
Catherine Shorr .... sound editor (as Catherine T. Shorr)
Richard Shorr .... sound effects
Richard Shorr .... supervising sound editor
Edward F. Suski .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue editor
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jay Bartus .... special effects
Edward Cavallucci .... special effects
David Cisneros .... special effects
Greg Curtis .... special effects
James W. McCormick .... special effects (as J.W. McCormick)
James Mize .... special effects
Peter Olexiewicz .... special effects
Scott Prescott .... special effects
Carolyn Deanna Smith .... special effects
Jor Van Kline .... special effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects coordinator (as Bruno Vanzeebroeck)
Visual Effects by
Jay Mark Johnson .... effects animator (as Jay Johnson)
Mary Albee .... stunts
Dani Barden .... stunts (as Dan Braden)
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Dan Barringer)
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Paul Baxley .... stunts
John Borland .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Brad Collier .... stunts
Bob Croes .... stunts
Jay C. Currin .... stunts (as Jay Currin)
Leon Delaney .... stunts
David Efron .... stunts (as Dave Effron)
Danny Epper .... stunts (as Dan Epper)
Austin Goss .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (as Lane Levitt)
David Markwart .... stunts (as David Markwardt)
David Sanders .... stunts
Mike Shanks .... stunts
Paul Sherrod .... stunts
Jack Verbois .... stunts
Georgia L. Wells .... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt Jr.)
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackson Burns .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jackson Burns .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Chavarria .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Ashford .... grip
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: additional photography
Arthur R. Botham .... loader: additional photography
Dennis Clay .... grip
Thomas Cooney .... electrician (as Thomas F. Cooney III)
Tom Davidson .... key grip: additional photography
Don Davis .... second assistant camera
Caleb Edwards .... key grip
Austin Goss .... chief lighting technician
Steve Graves .... best boy grip
Neil Holcomb .... assistant lighting technician
Robert Lavar .... camera operator: additional photography
Sean Maxwell .... dolly grip
John McDermott .... electrician
Ed Natividad .... first camera assistant: additional photography (as Eddie Natividad)
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer
Scott Smith .... second camera operator
Michael Vacker .... electrician
Art Walter .... camera operator: additional photography
Ralph Watson .... steadicam operator
Troy Webb .... electrician
Mark Wells .... second camera assistant
Stephen Wong .... first assistant camera
Steve Young .... first camera assistant: additional photography
Bubba Sheffield .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ed Johnson .... casting: Texas
Charlie Kole .... extras casting assistant
Doreen Lane .... casting assistant
Clara Posey .... casting assistant: Dallas (as Carla Posey)
Katherine Revnell .... casting assistant: Texas
Dixie Webster .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacy Lewis .... wardrobe assistant (as Stacy Ann Jane Lewis)
Scott Tomlinson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Scott Barr Tomlinson)
Editorial Department
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Tyler Butler .... post-production coordinator
Jana Carroll .... second assistant editor (as Jana Carroll-Davidson)
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
Chris Jackson .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Keith Parrish .... color timer
Lisa Yesko .... post-production coordinator
King Wilder .... post-production (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Hunka .... music supervisor
Lori Slomka .... music editor
Gary F. Spradling .... music sound transferer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ray Bellamy .... driver (as Ray Belamy)
Homer G. Brown .... driver (as Homer Brown)
Max E. Carlton .... driver (as Max Carlton)
John Davis .... driver (as Johnnie L. Davis)
Clifford Greene .... driver (as Cliff Greene)
Charlie Griffeth .... driver: insert car (as Charlie Griffith)
Howard Griffith .... driver
Joker .... driver
Robert Keigley .... driver
Sari E. Keigley .... driver
Kelly Kern .... driver
Michael Kern .... transportation captain (as Michael R. Kern)
Ron Kern .... transportation coordinator
Robert J. Manning .... driver (as Bob Manning)
Dick McKee .... driver
Benton Parrish .... driver
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver: Mr. Baxter (as Jimmy Pickens)
Marti Wells .... driver (as Martin Wells)
Other crew
Frans J. Afman .... financial consultant
Lynn Aime .... marketing liaison
Amanda Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Baxley (as Amanda J. Anderson)
Stacy Barger .... marketing liaison
Craig Busch .... location manager
Mary Church .... production coordinator: additional photography
Charles Danner .... supervising doctor (as Dr. Charles Danner)
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations
Mark Edward Davis .... office production assistant
Jim Dunlap .... assistant auditor
Paulette C. Fine .... production auditor
Susan Fleming .... assistant: Mr. Lundgren
Louis G. Friedman .... production executive
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer
Pamela Godwin-Austen .... account supervisor
Michael B. Gregory .... police coordinator
Laura Groppe .... production assistant
Dawn M. Gross .... assistant to producer
Mark Gutierrez .... production assistant
Mitch Harris .... caterer (as J. Mitchell Harris)
Ron Harris .... unit publicist
Mike Harrowing .... assistant location manager
Ria Jankie .... assistant: Mr. Afman
Jay Mark Johnson .... title designer (as Jay Johnson)
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... production controller
Francine Lauzon .... production secretary
Rebecca Long .... script supervisor
Vera Martin .... production coordinator
April McKee .... craft service (as April S. McKee)
Randy E. Moore .... gun master (as Randy Moore)
Robert L. Palmer .... film traffic coordinator
Janet Pett Davies .... assistant to executive producers (as Janet Pett)
Craig Pointes .... location manager: additional photography
Todd Schechter .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Suzanne Unvert .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Julie Vetter .... assistant to executive producers
Gilles Wheeler .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Michael H. Friedlander .... production assistant (uncredited)
Curtis Beck .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I Come in Peace" - USA (new title)
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91 min | South Korea:70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1991) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1990) | France:U | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 | South Korea:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (No. 30058) | West Germany:18 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: Smith's stuntman is visible the first time he's hit by Talec's disc and is sent flying through the air.See more »
Jack Caine:Either you're Santa Claus or you're dead, pal.See more »
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Referenced in A Look Back at 'Dark Angel' (2013) (V)See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"You go in PIECES!", 21 April 2010
Author: MetalGeek from New Jersey, USA

The tag line on the old VHS box cover of "I Come In Peace" (aka "Dark Angel" if you're outside of the U.S.) pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the movie: "Good Cop. Bad Alien. BIG Trouble." Dolph Lundgren made his mark on the late '80s action B-Film scene in many other movies but for my money "I Come In Peace" remains his best film. It's got everything an action junkie could want: big explosions, car chases, big explosions, gun fights, big explosions, alien encounters, and big explosions. Did I mention the big explosions? Seriously though, "I Come In Peace" may not be a terribly original film (basically it's a buddy-cop action movie bolted together from pieces of "RoboCop," "The Terminator" and "Predator") but it is one heck of a fun ride. Lundgren plays Jack Caine, a tough-as-nails, kick-ass-first-and-ask-questions-later Houston police detective who gets caught up in the midst of an FBI murder investigation after his partner is killed during a failed drug-sting operation. Not only was Caine's partner murdered, but then so were the gangsters who did it -- and by an unknown weapon that seems light years ahead of Earth technology. The viewer already knows that the culprit in these murders is actually a hulking humanoid Alien (played by German actor Matthias Hues, a big nasty looking S.O.B. who dresses like he's in a Scorpions video) who is running around the city, pumping unlucky Earthlings full of stolen heroin and then sucking their brains dry just as they expire. Apparently drug-addled human brain juice is a powerful narcotic wherever this guy comes from. Hues has very little dialogue (basically he repeats the phrase "I come in peace!" over and over again to his hapless victims), but that's OK because it gives the movie more room for the hilarious banter between Caine and Agent Smith (Brian Benben of HBO's late 80s comedy series "Dream On"), a stick-in-the-mud, by-the-book FBI agent Caine is saddled with throughout the investigation. Of course, Caine and Smith start off hating each other's guts but once they discover that their murderer is of extraterrestrial origin, they bond, settle their professional differences, and team up to destroy it. In between, lots of stuff blows up, cars get smashed, people's throats get slit by a flying alien disc weapon that looks a lot like a CD, and more stuff blows up. Seriously, this is one of the most pyrotechnic action movies I've ever seen. I'm not sure what the budget was for this flick but I'm sure a good half of it must've gone to pay for explosives. Then again, director Craig R. Baxley is a former stuntman and stunt coordinator, so he obviously knows a thing or two about crashin' stuff and blowin' it up real good.

In short, "I Come in Peace" is a 24-karat hoot. Unfortunately it's not currently available on DVD here in the U.S. but those of you in other regions can supposedly find it easily on DVD under its alternate title, "Dark Angel." Until the U.S. is blessed with the same luck, used VHS copies can be found pretty much anywhere. Seek and enjoy.

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