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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Piquet (as Joaquim De Almeida)
Petty Officer Kennedy
Admiral Donnelly
Aernout Van Lynden ...
Aernout Van Lynden
Red Crown Operator #1
Red Crown Operator #2 (as Shane Mikael Johnson)
Don Winston ...
Red Crown Operator #3


Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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His only weapon is his will to survive. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Fadenkreuz - Allein gegen alle  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,736,133 (USA) (2 December 2001)


$59,068,786 (USA) (21 April 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Burnett is sent to a rendezvous point for evacuation. He radios in when he reaches it and informs Reigart of this fact. However, when the radio contact goes down, Reigart orders his staff to "find out where he is" and triangulate his position, even though they know where he is: at the rendezvous point they told him to go to. See more »


Chris Burnett: [to Reigart over the radio] Sir, I shouldn't have left Stackhouse.
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Good action movie but very misleading in portraying the war in Bosnia.
23 January 2002 | by (Falun, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I just spent about two hours watching something that should be at least little bit familiar to me, since I experienced the war in Bosnia at close. Imagine my surprise when I realized that almost nothing was portrayed correctly. First of all, THE WAR IN BOSNIA IS OVER! That is something that many movie makers fail to understand. They obviously need a warlike setting and than they chose the most recent war they can remember. Lt. Chris Burnett's mentioning Britney Spears in the beginning of the movie indicates the fact that the story took place in last few years. One would think that the movie makers should take that into consideration. Another major mistake is the fact that they say in the news report that the serbs occupy southern Bosnia, when they actually occupied northern Bosnia (quite logical if you should look at the map). I mean if you chose to make a movie about a recent event, you could at least consult some experts and concentrate on details, if not because of the quality of the movie than because of the respect for the people who suffered. I have to give the movie some credit because they at least used existing yugoslavian names (and didn't try to make up some name that sound foreign as many other films and series do) and didn't portray the people as primitive long bearded lunatics on horse, even though they were portrayed only as mad killers. Overall the movie is quite exiting which makes it acceptable, but it is not at all realistic which totally undermines any quality it can possibly have. Make sure that you have all this in mind when you watch the movie.

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