A disappointing effort from producer Gale Ann Hurd (THE TERMINATOR; ALIENS), this film does present an intriguing premise. How would America assimilate a race of outer-space aliens into its society? In the late 1980s a giant spaceship full of genetically bred slaves crashes in the Mojave
Desert. Dubbed "Newcomers," the 100,000 aliens are given refuge and made citizens. By 1991 the Newcomers have been pushed into the slums of Los Angeles, where some overcome economic disadvantages to rise to prominent positions, while others turn to a life of crime. Caan, an alcoholic police
detective, hates the aliens, but when his partner is killed by criminal Newcomers he volunte...