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Enemy Mine (1985)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigo mío  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,271,684 (USA)
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After firing original director Richard Loncraine, newly appointed Twentieth Century-Fox production head and producer, Lawrence Gordon, green-lit the film again with both Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr. but this time, hiring _Wolfgang Petersen' as director. After taking over the project, Petersen decided not to use any of the footage that was already shot by Loncraine and decided to start from scratch by relocating the entire production and building new sets in his native Germany (the film was mostly shot at Bavaria Studios in Munich) and also redesigned Gossett's alien costume and make up to look more like Barry Longyear's character as it is described in his book. 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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Davidge: "If one receives evil from another, let one not do evil in return. Rather, let him extend love to the enemy, that love might unite them." I've heard all this before... in the human Taalmaan.
Jerry: Of course you have. Truth is truth.
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A sci-fi gem -- one of the Great Unknowns of the genre
21 October 2001 | by (Chancellorsville VA) – See all my reviews

Simply a masterpiece, and due primarily to the masterful FX on Lou Gossett and his inspired, magnificent performance. Most sci-fi fans have never heard of this one, but I've found very few who have seen it who weren't impressed.

This film is a perfect example of how totally bankrupt the film awards (every one of them) really are. Gossett should have walked away with Best Actor on this one, hands down, yet I doubt this film garnered even a single nomination.


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