4.9/10
364
5 user 7 critic

Behind Enemy Lines (1986)

Col. Carradine leads a group of American P.O.W.s, battling their way to freedom as Saigon falls to the Viet Cong.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a plane is hijacked by terrorists, The Delta Force are sent in to resolve the crisis.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A free-spirited teenager attempts to get back in touch with and loosen up his overly conservative parents after returning home from years away at a boarding school.

Directors: Paul Aaron, Terry Winsor
Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave, JD Cullum
Big Wednesday (1978)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The lives of some California surfers from the early '60s to the '70s.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey
Steel Dawn (1987)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

Director: Lance Hool
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe
Wisdom (1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt
The Zoo Gang (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and ... See full summary »

Directors: Pen Densham, John Watson
Stars: Eric Gurry, Tiffany Helm, Jason Gedrick
Prison (1987)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A high school grad and a hooker-in-training try to track down his stolen Corvette.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Mark Hamill, Annie Potts, Eugene Roche
Thunderheart (1992)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general. Contains extreme violence, including torture, and... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Chris Mulkey, Mark Carlton
Blue Thunder (1983)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charles R. Floyd ...
...
Capt. Vinh
...
...
...
Tony Pierce ...
Waite
Steve Freedman ...
Scott
...
McCoy
Rudy Daniels ...
Gen. Morgan
Ken Metcalfe ...
Gen. Weaver
Kenneth Weaver ...
Teague
Michael James ...
Veteran Sergeant
Irma Alegre ...
Bar Girl
...
NVA Officer
Edit

Storyline

US Airborne colonel James Cooper accepts a daredevil mission to liberate just before the impending end of the Vietnamese war some POW's which the Vietcong refuses to exchange, from a camp that officially doesn't even exist. he alone survives the blowing up up his team's extraction helicopter and is captured himself. The Vietcong camp commander, captain Vinh, collected a small fortune in gold looted from POWs and wants to buy a new life in the US, so he offers Cooper freedom for help, but is turned down. Just before a convoy arrives to deport the prisoners to Hanoi, Cooper accepts if all Americans may come with them. An adventurous chase follows, fighting each-other as well as Vietcong, not to mention selfish rogue Sparks's tendency to mess everything up. Near the border, Cooper insists to come to the rescue of a trapped US unit's survivors. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The most daring escape

Genres:

Action | War | Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack Force 'Nam  »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,497,233 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the ambush in the opening sequence one of the Vietnamese soldiers is clearly played by an African-American. See more »

Quotes

Johnston: Cooper, 'everybody goes home' is a slogan, not a religion!
Col. James Cooper: Speak for yourself.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Post Traumatic: An American Nightmare (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Even worse than Chuck Norris !
14 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this played once in theaters. Everything is bad and especially the direction. Even Steve James, this underrated second-fiddle, can't save this. Hopeless


8 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?