“Alien Nation” quotes

(1988)
Movie Alien Nation
Title Alien Nation
Year 1988
Director Graham Baker
Genre Sci-Fi, Crime, Action
Plot – A large number of aliens capable of adapting to human life and very similar to men were transported to Earth on a huge spaceship from another planet. Since their special qualities make them useful, the aliens are put in a big city where, however, they are viewed with contempt and suspicion by humans. One night during a robbery, police sergeant Matthew Sykes witnesses the murder of his best friend and colleague by some newcomers who then flee and he decides to find out what is behind a robbery that he does not consider ordinary. He therefore asks to work together with the first newcomer detective hired by the police, Sam Francisco, because he thinks that it would be easier for him to find the culprits. The man decides to call his new partner "George" to avoid funny puns and soon learns to appreciate it, despite his initial suspicion. The two discover that behind several recent crimes there is a group of shady newcomers, led by the rich and powerful William Harcourt, who is about to import a dangerous drug to Earth, which is far more terrible than any other known and has already caused the ruin of many aliens. To be the sole owner of this treasure, Harcourt kills its partners, then runs away with the suitcase containing the drugs but engages with Sykes a mortal combat. The policeman finally manages to throw it into the sea, knowing that water is for aliens like nitric acid is for men. The criminal is therefore literally destroyed. At this point, since Sykes is in danger of drowning, George plunges partially into the water and saves him at its own risk. George loses a hand, but now the two policemen, truly friends, can gladly celebrate Sykes' daughter's wedding.
All actors – James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard, Leslie Bevis, Peter Jason, Conrad Dunn, Jeff Kober, Roger Aaron Brown, Tony Simotes, Michael David Simms, Ed Krieger
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  • “You humans are very curious to us. You invite us to live among you in an atmosphere of equality that we've never known before. You give us ownership of our own lives for the first time and you ask no more of us than you do of yourselves. I hope you understand how special your world is, how unique a people you humans are. Which is why it is all...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
  • “Your mother mates out of season.”
    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
    [Tag:insult, mother]
  • “That is pitiful! That is goddamn pitiful! How long you been shootin'? What are you going to do if you catch a perp running out of a liquor store, wave your written exam scores at him?”

    James Caan - Matthew Sykes
  • “If the drug is here, we must destroy it!”
    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
  • “- Sam Francisco: This is my son, Richard. He's four years old. We named him after your former president, Richard Nixon.
    - Matthew Sykes: George, from now on, tell people that you named him after the director Richard Burton. Just trust me on this.”

    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
    James Caan - Matthew Sykes
  • “- Sam Francisco: The drug is called ja-bru-kha. It is a potent narcotic!
    - Matthew Sykes: How potent?
    - Sam Francisco: More potent than any human drug you can imagine. The controllers regulated it, we would receive small amounts for our work in the mines.”

    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
    James Caan - Matthew Sykes
    [Tag:drugs]
  • “- Cassandra: Tell me the truth. Have you ever... made it with one of us?
    - Matthew Sykes: No... unless I got drunk and somebody didn't tell me.
    - Cassandra: Mmm. A virgin! I find that very arousing. You sure you haven't?
    - Matthew Sykes: Um... there's lots of things I haven't done; that's not real high on my list. No... you know... don't take it...” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Leslie Bevis - Cassandra
    James Caan - Matthew Sykes
    [Tag:alien, bigotry, sex]
  • “We were engineered as slave laborers. It was our only means of pleasure allowed! The harder you worked the more you got, the more you got the harder you worked. Thousands of my people died, I lost my best friend. It is a nightmare! I will not let it happen again.”

    Mandy Patinkin - Sam Francisco
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