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Enemy Mine (1985)

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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Enemigo mío  »

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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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I can't believe this isn't shown more often...
15 July 2002 | by (Harlow, Essex, England) – 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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