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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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His only weapon is his will to survive. 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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$59,068,786 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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John Moore was impressed by how fit Owen Wilson was: "He burned out a few cameramen." See more »

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When the "shiny new digital camera" is fired up on the plane, there is a close up shot that clearly shows the circuit board to the right of the disk, the right row of silicon chips on this circuit board are all very obviously burnt out / destroyed. See more »

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Miroslav Lokar: [Stackhouse is being interrogated after he is captured by Serb troops] Are you alone?
Stackhouse: Correct.
Chris Burnett: [the Serb troops, along with Lokar, leave and Stackhouse is watched by Sasha. Burnett observes from a nearby hill and sees Sasha execute Stackhouse]
[Yelling]
Chris Burnett: NO!
[Sasha looks at the hill where Burnett is. Knowing that he gave away his position, Burnett starts to run]
Sasha: [Whistles to the nearby Serb troops and shouts in Serbian and begins shooting] There's another one!
Bazda: [In Serbian] Fire on the hills!
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References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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My Weakness
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A movie with everything!
7 February 2002 | by (Melbourne, Victoria) – See all my reviews

From the very start of the epic cinematographical masterpiece I could tell that I was about to witness something truly special; I was not let down. That said, I would have been better able to review this film objectively had not been for my mesmerisation at the hands of the truly astonishing nose of the man himself, Owen Wilson. Many lines of quality dialogue flew right past me as I marvelled at the wonderous nostrils adorning the beautious face of this great man. This herculean facial feature was indeed the highlight of the movie for me.

Regathering my scattered senses, I was once again plunged into the gripping storyline as a group of evil Serbians vindictively shoot down the spyplane of two great and noble american airmen. After bailing out, good ol' Owen is shot at by a platoon of monobrowed soldiers, who seem to be carrying guns because it makes them look sexy rather than for putting them to any practical use. Honestly, I could have done better with half a brick.

I will continue no further as I do not wish to spoil the amazing and absolutely-not-predictable twist at the end. Will Owen escape the guerilla scum? Will you be able to hold onto your lunch (or meal of preference) after the director utilises his 30th high speed pan and his 10 billionth ultra-fast zoom to closeup? Will Brad get back with Janice now that she is carrying his baby? Do Village Cinemas do refunds? All this and more in one of the greatest movies of all time.


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