Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alien Nation (1988)

Human detective reluctantly teams up with his assimilated space alien partner to solve a homicide.  A feisty salt and pepper cop drama with James Caan and Mandy Patinkin working off each other so well.  Caan is perfect as the rowdy cantankerous human cop (sporting a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt, of course), and Patinkin awesome as ever, as the earnest  "newcomer" who eats raw beaver and gets drunk on spoiled milk.  The interaction between these two makes the movie, which is done up very tasty and precise.  Watch for heavy alien villian Terence Stamp.  Great stuff and a whole lotta fun.

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