Alien Nation (1988)

GRAHAM BAKER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1988.  American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

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 () is about to learn a lesson in tolerance. A member of the race now known as “Newcomers” () 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 () 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.

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