Picks and Pans Review: New on Video

updated 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>TOURIST: MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN A dish in a saucer, Kim Basinger comes to Earth, finding Dan Aykroyd and stranger-in-strange-land jokes. (RCA-Columbia)

IMMIGRANTS: ALIEN NATION

A spaceship crash-lands, marooning an alien race on Earth. The resultant story is a race-relations allegory—the aliens are ghettoized and treated as sub-humans. But it's most enjoyable as a buddy film of mix-and-match chemistry: James Caan, as a human cop, teams up to solve a murder with Mandy Patinkin, expressive beneath heavy makeup as an upwardly mobile alien detective. (CBS/Fox)

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