Science Fiction • R • 1988 • 1 hr 31 min
I remember watching this as a kid and enjoying it. However I can tell this is a film that will be lost to time.
Good for the limited resources that this film was given. 6/10
Huge movie for me growing up, it’s cheesier elements don’t hold up today and Bright totally ripped it off.
An amazing movie. Great actting great direction good story. Big hit at the time. Wish it would make a come back.
Good movie. Aliens working on the police force
Great social commentary utilizing, once again, sci-fi to speak to racism and social inequality.
The filmmakers didn't fully commit to the intriguing premise but I still found it interesting.
Interesting concept that could have been better executed.
Interesting ideas, but could have had better execution.
Film itself is not consistent, dialogues floating far apart, unreal gangsta physics, and the whole thing is too slow to finish anyway.
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.
Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They send Aponso to earth to locate the slaves ready for the aliens to pick them up.
Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, and their bizarre relationship turns out to be the result of a slaveship medical experiment. Meanwhile, Cathy and Matt are going to sex school, in preparation of becoming intimate, while Buck distresses his parents by his anti-human opinions.
It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese relic in the hands of a heretic is giving them a shortcut. But it's not quite as easily controlled as she says.
When detectives Sikes and Francisco are presented with the mysterious death of an Eeno, Matt is stupefied to discover that George rudely snubs the case. He, like most newcomers, reviles the outcast Eenos. As the case unfolds, George has to reassess his prejudices, and George's family help save the city from an alien threat originating in an Eeno waste disposal facility.
Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed dates back to the slave ship's rebellion group, the Udara, who, we discover, Susan was a part of. Susan and George's lives are further disrupted when Buck enrols in the police academy.