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Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crashlands 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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Danmar ...
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Mandy Hausenberger ...
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Storyline

A soldier from Earth crashlands 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. Survivors because they had to be. See more »


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20 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigo mío  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,594,702, 22 December 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,271,684
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The whole film was originally to be shot in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, but Richard Loncraine and the producers ran into "creative differences", and the project was shut down. Wolfgang Petersen took over and re-shot the entire film, with the production moving to Munich. 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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[opening narration]
Davidge: By late in the 21st century, the nations of the Earth were finally at peace, working together to explore and colonize the distant reaches of space. Unfortunately, we weren't alone out there. A race of non-human aliens called the Dracs were claiming squatters' rights to some of the richest star systems in the galaxy. Well, they weren't going to get it
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Davidge: without a fight. Space was the new battleground. For many of us, Earth became a precious memory, light-years away. Our ...
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I can't believe this isn't shown more often...
15 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a sci-fi film with a heart as big as all outdoors. It also (refreshingly) sticks very closely to it's source material (a short novel with the same title by Barry Longyear.) The plot synopsis gives the broad outline of the film, but what I really love about this film is how it deals with the issues of the insanity of war, and prejudice. It is this that raises it above most other sci-fi films, good as they may be. If you like intelligent sci-fi, watch this (or try reading it!!)


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