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Dark Angel (1990)

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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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It's not a close encounter... It's the last. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,348,368
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Since the film's release there have been several attempts at a sequel. In 1995 or 1996, Harv Zimmel got the job of writing the script for a sequel that didn't include any of the characters from the first film. His script was about a down-on-his-luck police detective who is investigating mysterious disappearances of people in a coastal California town. He joins up with a female Interpol agent who is working on the same case, and during the story it would be revealed that she is an alien who is hunting after another female alien responsible for those disappearances. Although the producers thought that the script was really good, they couldn't get the budget for it and there were also some rights issues with the first film. Craig R. Baxley was approached to make the sequel around that same time but he refused because the budget would be only $3 million. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Caine: [while being chased by the White Boys, Larry produces a huge firearm, which resembles a cannon more than a gun] What the hell is that?
Arwood "Larry" Smith: A Christmas present from my mother.
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Soundtracks

Touch Me Tonight
Performed by Shooting Star
Written by Van McLain
Produced by Van McLain
Published by V & R Publishing (BMI)
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The peacekeepers...
22 May 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

A renegade cop (You know the kind)teams up with a straight arrow FBI agent to take down a drug dealer from outer space. Seems our villain of the peace extracts the brains (Juiced up on heroin) to sell back on his turf for cash. Also aiding our heroes is an alien cop. Dolph Lundgren movies can never be judged the same as other types of movies. Movies like I Come In Peace exist only to provide visceral thrills and little else, on the basis of this I Come In Peace does provide an adequate way for fans to enjoy the action. Also I Come In Peace has it's share of twists which blend well with the action.

* *1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)


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