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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

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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Prepare to cross the line. See more »

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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  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,736,133 (USA) (30 November 2001)

Gross:

$59,068,786 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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Trivia

Owen Wilson rode in a jet at supersonic speeds to prepare for the role. He pulled around 6 Gs. See more »

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Admiral Riegert is not the Lt's Commanding Officer. The Co would be the F/A-18 Squadron Commander, then the Carrier Air Group Commander, then the ship's CO. The Admiral would be seriously unlikely to take such a career-ending personal interest without a lot of assistance and/or support from the Officers mentioned. See more »

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Admiral Reigart: Let's go get our boy back!
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Featured in Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009) See more »

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My Weakness
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Played while the Bosnians plant trees over the mass graves in the "alternate title" sequence on DVD
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"Commando" (Swartzenegger), "Cobra" (Stallone), "Superman" (many), "Behind Enemy Lines" (Wilson)... all movies in which the hero cannot be hit by enemy machinegun fire
9 December 2001 | by (Loveland, CO) – See all my reviews

I ask you! What US Navy pilot and navigator would stray/depart from their assigned flight plan ? especially if it were a no-fly zone? Not one.

If you were on the run being chased by an army trying to kill you, would you stop and sit on the concrete levee of a reservoir in plain sight? An idiot that deserves to get killed.

What trained serviceman would come out blazing holding his firearm sideways in his hand like a cowboy instead of with both hands and squarely in front of him? John Wayne, Sly Stallone, Arnold

And finally, who could survive running straight back into enemy fire to retrieve a CD-ROM? John Wayne, Sly ?

Why did the Bosnian tanks not fire at the escape helicopters? Was it just me or did some of the Bosnians look like a toy army in the final explosion?

How disappointing! I was all ready for a good really based war movie. Sure the basic premise was good and the cause was noble, but the action was inconceivable. The movie trailers I saw that day included Black Hawk Down. Knowing the real story made me weep and angry. What a dark day in our military history! Let?s hope they do not screw-up that one too. If you hear anything about those brave soldiers being rescued ? skip that one too.


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