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Alien Nation (1989)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 18 September 1989
A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of... See full summary »

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

Writers:

Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters), Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Detective Matthew Sikes
Eric Pierpoint ... Detective George Francisco
Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco
Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco
Sean Six Sean Six ... Buck Francisco
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel
Molly Morgan ... Jill Molaskey
Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein (as Jeff Marcus)
Jeff Doucette ... Burns
Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Sergeant Dobbs
L. Scott Caldwell ... Lyddie
Diane Cary ... Jill's Mother
William Frankfather ... Purist Leader
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Teacher
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A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of Los Angeles' newest immigrant population: extraterrestrials. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The flashbacks to Sgt. William "Tuggs" Tuggles' death were clips from Alien Nation (1988) mixed with newly shot footage of Gary Graham in place of James Caan as Matt Sikes (spelled Sykes in the film). Roger Aaron Brown, who played Tuggs in the film, did not return for the series and only appears in archive footage. As such, Sikes and Tuggs are never seen on screen at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Officer Maria Puente: [voice over, as she confesses on why she killed Tuggle, Sikes former partner] You have to understand something about me. Before I was a cop , I was a guard. At the woman's prison in Chino. You can't imagine the kinds of things that go on in there. What woman do to other woman. Particulary if they find out that a woman was a guard or a cop... The Overseers. Yes. I can tell you about the Overseers. When they were on the ship, they used a special gas in the atmosphere to keep the slaves submissive....
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Connections

Followed by Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997) See more »

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One of the Best TV Series Ever
11 June 1999 | by brijess-2See all my reviews

This was one of the best TV series made. It featured excellent stories and some of the finest acting for any show on that year. The characters were developed with care and they added more to each of them in every episode. I was very sad when they canceled the show. The TV movies they made were good, but I wish the series could have stayed on. The story arc about the conception and birth of the alien children was brilliant! I give this series an A+.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lebkouni See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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