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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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A totally lethal alien. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

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

Smith's stuntman is visible the first time he's hit by Talec's disc and is sent flying through the air. See more »

Quotes

Malone: You've been gone eight days, Jack. A week I could understand, but EIGHT FUCKING DAYS!
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Ugly
Performed by The U-Krew
Written by L. Bell/Hakim/J. Mac
Produced by Marlon "The Magician" McCain and Michael "N-Pocket" Marvrolas
for Darkhorse Entertainment/MacMan Music, Inc.
Co-produced by Larry "D.L.B." Bell
Published by Prohibited Music
(Administered by Fresh Force Music (BMI))
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Fun, stupid, hilarious 80's Sci-Fi at its best.
7 September 2004 | by mgarlandSee all my reviews

You've got to like 80's Sci-Fi to really appreciate movies like this. I rank it right up there with Terminator, Hawk The Slayer, The Guyver, Highlander, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for good, hilarious sci-fi fun.

No, I don't think the mainstream public would like a movie like this, but if you like B-rated horror movies & sci-fi, then you should find this one to your liking too. Beastmaster, Krull, and many other movies from that era come to mind when I see this one.

Wonder if it's available on DVD yet....nope. Darn. Maybe one day.

8 out of 10 stars.


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