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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 » | Add synopsis »
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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 
Film Editing by
Mark Helfrich 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
Philip Leonard 
Costume Design by
Joseph A. Porro 
Makeup Department
Gabriel Bartalos .... sculpting/painting: special makeup effects unit
Evan Brainard .... special makeup effects artist: Alterian Studio
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects assistant
Tony Gardner .... makeup effects supervisor
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Tony Gardner .... special makeup effects artist
Loren Gitthens .... sculpting/painting: special makeup effects unit
Larry Hamlin .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Hudson .... head moldmaker: special makeup effects unit
Michael R. Jones .... makeup artist
Rick Lalonde .... gelatin specialist: special makeup effects unit
Roger McCoin .... mechanical fabrication: special makeup effects unit
Greg Polutonovich .... effects technician: special makeup effects unit
A.J. Workman .... mechanical fabrication: special makeup effects unit
Cher Zar .... sculpting/painting: special makeup effects unit
Jim Eustermann .... makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Production Management
Ron Fury .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig West .... first assistant director
Tom Zapata .... second assistant director (as Thomas Zapata)
Art Department
Greg Aronowitz .... propmaker
Everett D. Wilson .... lead scenic artist
Brian McFadden .... props (uncredited)
Richard N. McGuire .... foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Shorr .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jor Van Kline .... special effects technician
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects coordinator
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
Kenneth John Borland Jr. .... stunts
John Borland .... stunts
Steve Boyum .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Jackson Burns .... stunts
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
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.)
Jackson Burns .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Mark Chavarria .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: additional photography
Dennis Clay .... grip
Austin Goss .... chief lighting technician
Steve Graves .... best boy grip
Neil Holcomb .... best boy electric
Scott Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bubba Sheffield .... grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chris Jackson .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Keith Parrish .... color timer
King Wilder .... post-production
Music Department
Gary F. Spradling .... music sound transferer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Kern .... transportation captain
Ron Kern .... transportation coordinator
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Other crew
Craig Busch .... location manager
Louis G. Friedman .... production executive
Randy E. Moore .... gun master (as Randy Moore)
Michael H. Friedlander .... production assistant (uncredited)

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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 "alien gun" is a modified Calico M950See more »
Factual errors: When the White Boy infiltrates the police station he flame cuts through an iron bar grid which is embedded in the walls. When he's done the grid falls off in one piece, undamaged, with no bars left in the wall.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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38 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Dolph's best solo project! Pure, fun 80's style action!!, 17 January 2005
Author: Thomas Jolliffe (supertom-3) from Marlow, England

As an action lover firstly, Dark Angel is a film that any enthusiast will find hard not to enjoy. It's a great, and entertaining slice of violent sci-fi hokum served up in a brisk 89 minutes. Secondly as a fans of Dolph Lundgren, it marks perhaps his most polished and entertaining solo work. The 80's itself was a great time for action movies, with countless action stars, and the essential ingredients were a simple plot, plenty of wise cracking and plenty of action. Lundgren had been responsible for the far more stern and serious action flicks Red Scorpion and the under-rated Punisher film yet Dark Angel was one of a string of 3 films Dolph did, very much in the trend of Schwarzenegger's simpler action films like Red Heat, Running Man and Raw Deal. It was brainless, yet highly enjoyable, slick and violent. Dolph followed this entertaining fare with the similarly comic book styled Showdown In Little Tokyo and then Universal Soldier. These three films remain Dolph's apex. He got the humour right in them and they are best described as Arnie styled actioners. Dark Angel though had a twist on the concept with the slightly imaginative idea of an Alien coming down from outer space, injecting victims full of heroin and then using hi-tech alien techniques, removing the endorphins from the brain. It's implausible but who cares? Naturally Dolph has to save the day and has help from uptight FBI pen pusher Brian Benben. What marks this film as Dolphs career highlight is the fact that this is his movie, 100%. Dolph is the star, the head honcho. His other best films had him share the screen with bigger, or soon to be bigger stars like Stallone, Van Damme and Brandon Lee. The chemistry between Lundgren and Benben works superbly, and Lundgren is on fine Arnie zinger form. It makes you wonder why some of the one liners in his other films don't come off when he delivered them so perfectly in this film. In some respects this is a Dolph out of Dolph movie, with him sporting dark brown hair and brown contacts.

Directed by Craig R Baxley, the stunt co-ordinator and sometimes director for the A- Team, the action of this piece has a slick polish to it and there is plenty of it too. In fact this film probably features the largest number of exploding cars ever. The concept of the Alien brings in some imaginary and cool weaponry including a super hand gun, and deadly flying CD's that lock into the electric current in the human body, as Dolph's scientist friend (a bit of luck in Dolphy's little black book) explains "It's like setting your radio dial to K-I-L-L!" The script is blessed with some witty one-liners that would make the Governator proud. Dolph is good in the lead doing the macho thing well and kicking ass in the action. Then there is good support from Benben and Betsy Brantley.

This film surprisingly flopped in the states and you have to wonder why. It still remains Dolph's biggest critical hit, especially in Europe where it was received mostly positively. It's a solid middle of the road 3 star film, you can't give it more because of its simplicity yet even those not massively keen on action films would find it hard not to enjoy. It's a guilty pleasure movie like Commando, like Last Boy Scout and the like. The movie did good business in the UK and particularly on video. As a youngster this was one of my favourite action movies. The whole cool factor you get from the Alien and his weapons, combined with the 80's action machismo sensibility. Overall this is a piece of simple entertainment. To be enjoyed for it's guilty taste, that slips down the throat guilty, like chocolate, this is not recommended for its nutritional value. ***

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