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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

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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.

Director:

John Moore

Writers:

Jim Thomas (story) (as James Thomas), John Thomas (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Burnett
Gene Hackman ... Reigart
Gabriel Macht ... Stackhouse
Charles Malik Whitfield ... Rodway
Joaquim de Almeida ... Piquet (as Joaquim De Almeida)
David Keith ... O'Malley
Olek Krupa ... Lokar
Vladimir Mashkov ... Tracker
Marko Igonda ... Bazda
Eyal Podell ... Petty Officer Kennedy
Geoff Pierson ... Admiral Donnelly
Aernout Van Lynden Aernout Van Lynden ... Aernout Van Lynden
Sam Jaeger ... Red Crown Operator #1
Shane Johnson ... Red Crown Operator #2 (as Shane Mikael Johnson)
Don Winston Don Winston ... Red Crown Operator #3
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Fadenkreuz - Allein gegen alle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,736,133, 2 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,068,786, 21 April 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,753,222, 31 December 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The guy in the Elvis shades is Ismet Begtasévic. He was a Set Decorator on the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the SAM missile launcher halts, the drivers, who have their heads sticking up, get down and pull the hatches closed, but in the next shot, the hatches are open and their heads are still sticking up. See more »

Quotes

Bazda: [Bazda accidentally steps on a mine as he and Sasha are looking for Burnett]
[to Sasha and speaking in Serbian]
Bazda: Help me.
Sasha: [Pulls out his pistol and aims at Bazda and speaks in Serbian] Don't move. Be very still.
Bazda: [as Sasha carefully walks off; speaking in Serbian] Help me! HELP ME!
[Sasha shrugs at Bazda as Sasha leaves the area]
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Amazing Race: I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily (2010) See more »

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Buck Rogers
Written by Grant Nicholas, Jon Lee and Takashi Hirose (as Taka Hirose)
Performed by Feeder
Courtesy of The Echo Label Limited
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Wilson does good
4 December 2001 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

BEHIND ENEMY LINES (2001) ** Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Gabriel Macht, Vladimir Mashkov. Standard military action flick with Wilson as a Navy flier whose recon mission takes a turn for the worse when his plane is shot down by hostile Serbs in the Bosnian war and his attempt to be rescued by his commanding officer (the always good and crusty Hackman) despite all odds. Wilson is a fine breath of fresh air in this otherwise creaky post-Cold War kinetic yarn. (Dir: John Moore)


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