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aTomiK
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"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." (IMDb)

Just watched Alien Nation (1988) first time after 20 years.
It´s a good buddy cop action flick with sci-fi elements, set in 1991.

Starring James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp.
Peter Jason, Jeff kober and Brian Thompson are some of the co-stars.
Caan and Patinkin have a nice chemistry. Good jokes and one-liners.

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The popularity of the film's concept spawned a television series in 1989 (22 episodes)
and five television movie sequels during the 1990s,
in an attempt to continue the character development surrounding the fictional alien culture.
Never seen the tv-series or the any of the tv-movies.

The soundtrack is decent, composed by Curt Sobel
and i like the end credits tune "Indestructible" by Four Tops.

Four Tops - Indestructible

Great action, nice street scenes, cool alien special effects and Rambo 6 in theaters already in 1991? [Smile]

Check it out!

Alien Nation trailer

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Helen_S
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I like this film but love the TV series [Big Grin] The George in the series is way better than the one in the film. And Gary Graham has all Caan's little nuances down great. I still need to buy that pack of the TV films.

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Ahh yes Atomik. I remember seeing this at the theatre when it came out. Dont remember alot of it but do remember enjoying it.

There was followup to it called ALIEN NATION DARK HORIZON that came out in 1994. Have not seen it yet but do own it. Have you seen it?

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That's one of the 5 TV films. They're a continuation of the TV show [Smile]
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It would be awesome to see the tv-series, may need to buy the dvd-set.
Eric Pierpoint must be real good if he´s way better than Patinkin [Cool]

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You must! You won't be disappointed [Smile] I can't see you not enjoying it if you already like the film.
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I love this movie as well and have seen it many times, though have never seen the series....may try to check it out....
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