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Alien Nation (1989)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 18 September 1989
A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of... See full summary »

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

Writers:

Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters), Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Detective Matthew Sikes
Eric Pierpoint ... Detective George Francisco
Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco
Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco
Sean Six Sean Six ... Buck Francisco
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel
Molly Morgan ... Jill Molaskey
Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein (as Jeff Marcus)
Jeff Doucette ... Burns
Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Sergeant Dobbs
L. Scott Caldwell ... Lyddie
Diane Cary ... Jill's Mother
William Frankfather ... Purist Leader
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Teacher
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Storyline

A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of Los Angeles' newest immigrant population: extraterrestrials. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lebkouni See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The flashbacks to Sgt. William "Tuggs" Tuggles' death were clips from Alien Nation (1988) mixed with newly shot footage of Gary Graham in place of James Caan as Matt Sikes (spelled Sykes in the film). Roger Aaron Brown, who played Tuggs in the film, did not return for the series and only appears in archive footage. As such, Sikes and Tuggs are never seen on screen at the same time. See more »

Quotes

Opening Narrator: [opening lines] This was the scene in California in California Mojave Desert 5 years ago. The historic 1st view of the Newcomer ship upon it's arrival. The ship was a slave ship carrying 250,000beings, bred to adapt & labor in almost any environment .But they washed ashore on Earth with no way to get back to where they came from. Civil liberties attorneys successfully lobbied for the quarantine and in the last5yrs, the Newcomers have become the latest addition to the population of Los Angeles.
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Followed by Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996) See more »

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Alien Nation will never be out-of-date
18 June 2006 | by sandyjSee all my reviews

At least not until the real aliens arrive and set us straight about their culture and history. For now, we have to make do with the inspired creations of talented science fiction writers, actors and directors who produce such shows/movies as Alien Nation, Star Trek, 2001, a Space Oddessy,Close Encounters of the Third Kind, etc etc.

Alien Nation, the TV series and -to a lesser extent-the movie is one of those brilliant and creative attempts to look at a different culture in an intelligent and non-judgmental way, to find the truth in our collective dreams (and fears) about the future and the actual aliens we will one day encounter.


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