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Alien Nation (1988)
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Alien Nation (1988) A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine but are victims of a new type of discrimination. When the first Newcomer police officer, Sam Francisco is assigned his new partner, he is given Matthew Sykes , a mildly racist veteran, the animosity between them soon gives way to respect as they investigate the Newcomer underworld, and especially Newcomer leader William Harcourt.

Movie Tagline:
Prepare Yourself.

Also Known As:
Future Tense
Outer Heat

Title: Alien Nation
Release Date: October 07, 1988
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

Graham Baker

James Caan ...Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes
Mandy Patinkin ...Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco
Terence Stamp ...William Harcourt
Kevyn Major Howard ...Rudyard Kipling
Leslie Bevis ...Cassandra
Peter Jason ...Fedorchuk
Conrad Dunn ...Quint (as George Jenesky)
Jeff Kober ...Joshua Strader
Roger Aaron Brown ...Det. Bill Tuggle
Tony Simotes ...Wiltey
Michael David Simms ...Human Dealer
Ed Krieger ...Alien Dealer
Tony Perez ...Alterez
Brian Thompson ...Trent Porter
Francis X. McCarthy ...Capt. Warner (as Frank McCarthy)
Keone young ...Winter
Don Hood ...Moffet
Earl Boen ...Duncan Crais
William E. Dearth ...Coroner's Technician
Robert Starr ...Coroner's Attendant
Bobby Sargent ...Coroner's Driver
Bebe Drake ...Computer Operator (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
Edgar Small ...Minkler
Thomas Wagner ...O'Neal
Abraham Alvarez ...Mayor
Diana James ...Ortiz
Frank Collison ...Bentner
Tom DeFranco ...Detective
Angela O'Neill ...Kristin Sykes
Seth Marten ...Helicopter Pilot

» [more cast members]

Bill Borden
Gale Anne Hurd
Richard Kobritz

Rockne S. O'Bannon

Curt Sobel

Alien Nation Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • Prepare Yourself.
  • Los Angeles, 1991. They have come to Earth to live among us. They've learned the language, taken jobs, and tried to fit in. But there's something about them we don't know.
Movie Quote(s):
  • [Commenting on a "human" condom] Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: And that fits? Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes: Well... Yeah, it's rubber. It stretches. Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: And still it fits?
  • Cassandra: Tell me the truth. Have you ever... made it with one of us? Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes: No... unless I got drunk and somebody didn't tell me. Cassandra: Mmm. A virgin! I find that very arousing. You sure you haven't? Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes: Um... there's lots of things I haven't done; that's not real high on my list. No... you know... don't take it personally. I'm a bigot.
  • [after Sykes makes fun of George's name] Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: It is like your name... Sykes. I'm sure it doesn't bother you at all that it sounds like "ss'ai k'ss," two words in my language which mean "excrement" and "cranium." [pause] Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: Shithead.
  • [Translating for Newcomer 'Porter' to Sykes] Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: Your mother mates out of season.
  • Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco: You humans are very curious to us. You invite us to live among you in an atmosphere of equality that we've never known before. You give us ownership of our own lives for the first time and you ask no more of us than you do of yourselves. I hope you understand how special your world is, how unique a people you humans are. Which is why it is all the more painful and confusing to us that so few of you seem capable of living up to the ideals you set for yourselves.
Movie Trivia:
  • The alien character played by Mandy Patinkin was originally going to be named George Jetson but Hanna-Barbera wouldn't give the rights to the name. The decision to call his character 'George' in the movie was kept as an in-joke.
  • Jerry Goldsmith's synthetic and score was rejected early in post production for being "too weird" and replaced with music by Curt Sobel. Jerry Goldsmith's rejected score was released in Spring 2005 as a Varese Sarabande CD Club Release limited to 3000 copies.
  • The October 1987 draft of the screenplay credits a rewrite to James Cameron. He is not credited in the final film.
  • The trailer shows a portion of a fight scene between George and Rudyard Kipling with a burning car in the background, meaning that in an earlier edit Kipling exits the car before it explodes (you see him regain consciousness at one point with a groan) and then fights with George. This would also explain why it is that Sykes compliments George on showing "some good moves back there".
  • When George is comforting the old woman a poster of former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard can be seen hanging next to the Pepsi cooler.
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