A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
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Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.
Fighter navigator Chris Burnett wants out: he was looking for something more than the boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself flying the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way. Written by
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Burnett talks about flying for Bill Gates or an airline when he leaves the Navy but he's a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) which technically isn't a pilot (Naval Aviator). Whereas NFOs do get some training at the controls of an aircraft in flight school they wouldn't be qualified to get a job as a pilot right out of the Navy. See more »
behind enemy lines, is a movie which shows the typical American hero, stuck in abnormal circumstances.
The film itself was good, it certainly delivered action, suspense, and for the most part, fun. The characters were solid, and director John Moore emphisised the war - torn cities of Bosnia quite well (which was one of the highlights of the film). Owen Wilson, did a good job at portraying a character way out of his comfort zone, and Vladimir Mashkov was chilling as a Serbian sniper.
I must admit,and agree with most people, the ending sucked. The whole Owen Wilson dodging bullets thing,(while running on a lake)was a bit far-fetched. I mean seriously, those Bosnian army guys would have be trained to shoot accurately in these situations. i mean its like 70 snipers against one man, even an army tank misses! you see all these Bosnians shooting and not one, not one hits him.
overall the film was good, but could have been better, it delivers thrills, and does keep you entertained. But like most peoples opinion the ending is a disappointment
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