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.
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
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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 »
[Bazda accidentally steps on a mine as he and Sasha are looking for Burnett]
[to Sasha and speaking in Serbian]
[Pulls out his pistol and aims at Bazda and speaks in Serbian]
Don't move. Be very still.
[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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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 »
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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