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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Piquet (as Joaquim De Almeida)
Petty Officer Kennedy
Admiral Donnelly
Aernout Van Lynden ...
Aernout Van Lynden
Red Crown Operator #1
Red Crown Operator #2 (as Shane Mikael Johnson)
Don Winston ...
Red Crown Operator #3


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Mission: to evade and survive See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Fadenkreuz - Allein gegen alle  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,736,133 (USA) (2 December 2001)


$59,068,786 (USA) (21 April 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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For one scene, Owen Wilson scrambled up to a cliff to get the shot. He didn't even have contact with the crew. See more »


Given the mountainous terrain and the deep woods, it is very unrealistic that Sasha and the rest of the Serb army could continually follow Burnett as he's evading them because all a person has to do to lose somebody in such deep woods is to veer right or veer left and, given the distance that originally separated Burnett from the Serbs, they would've had no idea what way he was specifically traveling. See more »


Chris Burnett: You're an optimist, sir. See I had you figured for a grouch.
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Referenced in Incident at Loch Ness (2004) See more »


The Rescue Blues
Written by Ryan Adams
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Worst racists propaganda, I've ever seen.
24 April 2002 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

I had a big problem following this 'movie' - I couldn't understand what they were speaking! Not in English, but in Serbian, and that's a bit weird since that's my mother tongue. So since authors ware not able to find few Serbs to play the main roles, I guess that tells you something about this crap, I mean 'movie'. This 'movie' is equally shameful for Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims, and not to speak that is a literary spit to thousands of victims fallen in this war. And most of all this is disgrace for those who made it and those who can swallow this 'ramboistic masterpiece'.

I'm only sorry that I was not there to 'welcome' Lt. Burnett (main 'rambo-pilot-superman'), personally. But in that case this would be 5 minutes short documentary, instead of 105 minutes long fairy tale.

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