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I Come in Peace

Entry updated 31 May 2017. Tagged: Film.

Film (1989; vt Dark Angel US). Vision. Directed by Craig R Baxley. Written by Jonathan Tydor and Leonard Maas Jr. Cast includes Brian Benben, Matthias Hues and Dolph Lundgren. 91 minutes. Colour.

Good cop (Lundgren) and silly FBI man (Benben) go up against Alien Drug dealer in Houston, with brief assistance from alien cop. I Come In Peace is rather like a downmarket Alien Nation (1988) and also borrows from The Hidden (1988). The alien, who is collecting human endorphins, is big and uses a razor-edged self-propelled compact disc as a weapon. This formula action movie is only partially redeemed by Mark Helfrich's brisk editing. It ends thus: Alien: "I come in peace." Lundgren: "And you go in pieces, asshole!" [PN]


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