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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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Film debut of Carolyn McCormick. 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: [after Davidge shows him his makeshift shelter] Shit
Davidge: Shit? What do you mean its shit?
Jerry: Not Solid
Davidge: Of course its solid... let me show you
[Kicks the inside of the shelter entrance and the whole thing collapses]
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Referenced in Futurama: My Three Suns (1999) See more »

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One of the Ten Best "Forgotten" Sci-Fi Classics
4 June 1999 | by (Vancouver, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the video store...I ran across a sci-fi film that didn't rely on space battles, incredible special effects, or magnificent sets and costumes. Instead, it relies on a touching and compelling human story of survival, hate and conflict - and of bitter enemies becoming unlikely allies and, eventually, close friends.

"Enemy Mine" is one of the ten best "forgotten" sci-fi classics - those rare little gems that got overlooked on their initial release, but live on in video release.

Practically abandoned at the box office, "Enemy Mine" found new life on video among fans of the kind of science fiction we only read about as kids - stories that expanded our horizons and made use look at the world in a whole new way, not just wowing us with their dazzling effects.

It is the story of hotshot starfighter pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) who, after a dogfight with the reptilian, alien Drac, is stranded on a hostile planet with one of the enemy. At first blinded by their hatred of each other, the pair soon learn that they can only survive by working together. By doing so, they develop a strange friendship that helps break the wall of distrust between enemies.

If you get the chance to check out "Enemy Mine", give it a chance. It's not likely to go down in history as the best sci-fi movie ever made, but it does have heart.


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