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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. Survivors because they had to be. See more »


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20 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Enemigo mío  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,271,684 (USA)
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Trivia

The empty soft drink can that Davidge finds in the film is Pepsi-Cola. In the novel of the film by Barry B. Longyear and David Gerrold, the empty soft drink can is Coca-Cola, instead of Pepsi-Cola. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

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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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