Plot: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. 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.

Rating: R

Directed By: Graham Baker

Written By: Rockne S. O’Bannon

Production: American Entertainment Partners II L.P., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

In Theaters: October 07, 1988

Box Office: $25,216,243 (USA)

Budget: $16,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 31 mins.

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Det. Sgt. Matthew Sykes – James Caan
Det. Samuel ‘George’ Francisco – Mandy Patinkin
William Harcourt – Terence Stamp
Rudyard Kipling – Kevyn Major Howard
Cassandra – Leslie Bevis
Fedorchuk – Peter Jason
Quint – George Jenesky
Joshua Strader – Jeff Kober
Det. Bill Tuggle – Roger Aaron Brown

Wiltey – Tony Simotes
Human Dealer – Michael David Simms
Alien Dealer – Ed Krieger
Alterez – Tony Perez
Trent Porter – Brian Thompson
Capt. Warner – Frank McCarthy
Winter – Keone Young
Moffet – Don Hood
Duncan Crais – Earl Boen