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A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »

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A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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Enemies because they were taught to be. Allies because they had to be. Brothers because they dared to be. See more »


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20 December 1985 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,271,684 (USA)
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After being in a state of management flux at Twentieth Century-Fox now with new studio head Barry Diller and new production executive, Lawrence Gordon, green-lit the films Commando, Big Trouble In Little China and the soon to be hit sequels, Jewel Of The Nile, Aliens and more importantly, continued with the production of this film because they had both Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett, Jr. under costly contracts for which the studio would've had to pay them for after aborted filming of the film. See more »

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When the Drac is sitting by the camp fire reading from his book, we see the open book for a few seconds. The page on the right is the same page as the left just upside down. See more »

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Jerry: Daaahweeech. There is no... shppoooooooon...
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Referenced in Stargate SG-1: Enemy Mine (2003) See more »

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Science Fiction With A Message
26 October 1999 | by (Naples, FL) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to come across this wonderful movie in the late 1980s and have since viewed it a few times. It has always been on my list of favorites. Although I now feel it may have dragged a bit, the combination of special effects, fine performances and the poignant message it sends, makes this film worth seeing. For parents, this is a movie that instead of focusing on blood and guts and the misguided lesson that blowing up people is something to cheer about, teaches that learning to love your enemy is the finest reward.


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