Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1988. American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Rockne S. O’Bannon. Cinematography by Adam Greenberg. Produced by Gale Anne Hurd, Richard Kobritz. Music by Curt Sobel. Production Design by Jack T. Collis. Costume Design by Erica Edell Phillips. Film Editing by Kent Beyda.
In a futuristic world where alien lifeforms have landed on earth and live as an ethnic minority among the general population, a jaded old cop (James Caan) is about to learn a lesson in tolerance. A member of the race now known as “Newcomers” (Mandy Patinkin) is assigned as his partner, and Caan at first hates the idea, but soon they put aside their differences in order to investigate the shady dealings of a Newcomer (Terence Stamp) with underworld ties. It’s basically a routine buddy-buddy cop film with a pro-tolerance message and a neat and tidy resolution. The makeup effects are excellent.