The Newcomers arrived on a massive alien slave-ship but
many of Earth's inhabitants treat the refugees from another
planet as inferiors despite their intelligence and highly
sophisticated culture. Los Angeles cop Matt Sykes is just
one of many of the city's inhabitants that feels that way,
a bigotry that intensifies when a Newcomer kills his partner.
But Sykes 'speciesism' is challenged when he gets Sam Francisco,
the first Newcomer detective in the LAPD, as his new sidekick...
Nation could have been a routine cop movie with a dumb
alien twist - what is actually achieves is a little more interesting.
The Caan/Patinkin duo make for a highly watchable comedy-thriller
pairing although the drug runner plot involving Newcomers
is handled in a perfunctory way which makes its moral complexity
into a dull two-dimensional issue.
Stamp's social-climbing Newcomer acts as an interesting mirror
on human excess but the overall package is just to simplistic
to work to its full potential although it did give rise to
an entertaining and well received TV spin-off.
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