In an effort to get West to help with an assassination plot, the young marine is told that high ranking Earth officials knew about the aliens before the colonists were sent to Vesta Colony.
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(at around 42 mins) After McQueen manages to get the gun away from Hawkes - when the soldiers enter the ship to investigate the shots, Chaput replies that everything is alright. For a few seconds, the scene reverts back to a previous shot with Hawkes still pointing his gun at Chaput. See more
References Blade Runner