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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

 -  Action | War | Drama  -  30 November 2001 (USA)
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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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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 Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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His only weapon is his will to survive. See more »

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Action | War | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and some language | See all certifications »

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30 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Im Fadenkreuz - Allein gegen alle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$400,310 (Spain) (1 February 2002)

Gross:

$59,068,786 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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During the period while filming, was the first time in 104 years that Slovakia did not get snow, so all the snow seen in the film was created by special effects. See more »

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When Sasha is looking for Burnett near the statue, the cap for his scope disappears in head on close-up shots and reappears later. See more »

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Bazda: [Bazda and Lokar are watching real life Serb General Ratko Mladic express his confidence in the Cincinnati Accords, which is aimed at keeping peace in Bosnia. All following characters are speaking in Serbian] Coward. He placates these people, and why? Because they occupy our country?
Miroslav Lokar: He's a politician, Bazda.
Serb General: [In English] I welcome the announcement that NATO will leave the region.
Bazda: He tells us to keep the Muslims at bay. Then he tells the world that we won't fire a shot.
Miroslav Lokar: We can't fight everyone at...
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Good, fun, action film (with a bad ending)
7 December 2004 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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