A Renegade Cop is forced to work with an FBI Agent in order to bring down a group of Drug Dealers with sinister plans.

Director:

Craig R. Baxley

Writers:

Jonathan Tydor, David Koepp (as Leonard Maas Jr.)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Det. Jack Caine
Brian Benben ... Special Agent Arwood 'Larry' Smith
Betsy Brantley Betsy Brantley ... Diane Pallone
Matthias Hues ... Bad Alien - Talec
Jay Bilas Jay Bilas ... Good Alien - Azeck
Jim Haynie ... Captain Malone
David Ackroyd ... Inspector Switzer
Sherman Howard ... Victor Manning
Sam Anderson ... Warren
Mark Lowenthal Mark Lowenthal ... Bruce the Scientist
Michael J. Pollard ... Boner
Jesse Vint ... McMurphy, Man in Mercedes
Alex Morris ... Det. Ray Turner
Kevin Page ... White Boy #1
Robert Prentiss 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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He came in search of a drug so rare it could only be found in one place... Man. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Matthias Hues, who played the film's alien bad guy, performed all of his own stunts because there were no doubles who could match his size (6'5"). See more »

Goofs

When the bad alien kills his first victim using the heroin and head extraction, he rips the power line out of the load box. The power goes out in the building except for the neon "Open" sign which stays lit. There is no reason for the neon sign to have a separate power line from the rest of the building. See more »

Quotes

Malone: You've been gone eight days, Jack. A week I could understand, but EIGHT FUCKING DAYS!
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) See more »

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Maggy
Performed by XYZ
Written by Marc Richard Diglio (as Diglio)/Terry Ilous (as Ilous)/Pat Fontaine (as Fontaine)
Produced by Don Dokken
Published by SMD Publishing/El Porto Music (ASCAP)
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One reason to see this film
26 July 2003 | by rodentalSee all my reviews

Brainless action flick with a fantastic story-idea. There is only one reason to see this film (apart from the "I come in peace / you are leaving in pieces" exchange) and that is the alien's Submachinegun with (very) high-explosive bullets. Cool idea - excellently carried out special effect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Contact See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,912,421, 30 September 1990

Gross USA:

$4,348,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,348,368
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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