Episode #189: “Your mother mates out of season” | Alien Nation (1988)

The Newcomers have landed and are integrating into our society, but these visitors from another world are not always welcome. Sykes — a human cop — has just been paired up with the first Newcomer detective, Sam Francisco. Together they need to solve a mystery surrounding a Newcomer conspiracy and a dangerous alien drug that will threaten the delicate relationship between humans and Newcomers.

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Episode #188: “Look at the size of those hematomas!” | Maniac Cop (1988)

Paranoia has gripped New York City as a killer is on the loose. But who can save you when the killer appears to be a cop? John and Pat debate whether or not a movie like Maniac Cop can have any redeeming social commentary… or is it just an exploitation film?

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Episode #186: “The crime is organized; the police is not” | Red Heat (1988)

When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing… oops, sorry. That’s Rocky IV. This time around, it’s less about boxing and more about bridging the cultural and political divide to track down one of the Soviet Union’s most dangerous criminals who is loose on the streets of Chicago. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi star in RED HEAT.

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