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Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

1988 / 91min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: GRAHAM BAKER

CAST: JAMES CAAN, MANDY PATINKIN, TERENCE STAMP

A neo-noir-in ected high-concept sci- cult cop movie done in high ‘80s style, Los Angeles-set Alien Nation imagines the difficulties facing a city striving to assimilate a population of 300,000 alien “Newcomers” after they crash land in the Mojave Desert. Veteran detective James Caan is unhappily teamed with alien partner Mandy Patinkin, but puts prejudice aside to go after a crime kingpin: Stamp, smashing in the leopard print pate of a Newcomer.

Alien Nation is screening as part of the series Terence Stamp.