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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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In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross. 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)

Gross:

$59,068,786 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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The filmmakers were going to cut the scene the Ray Charles song was used in, but changed their mind after adding the music. See more »

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When the fighter is shot down the entire front end is clearly separated. Later on when the Serbians are examining the crash site you can see the remains of a complete fighter in the background. See more »

Quotes

Chris Burnett: Where are we heading?
Babic: Hac.
Chris Burnett: Hac? That's good. Good.
[Next scene shows the truck the two men are aboard enter Hac, which is a war zone]
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Tough To Beat A Good Man-On-The-Run Action Movie
24 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think this is really considered a "war movie" in the normal sense but it might as well be since it involves all military people and the focus is an American Navy pilot who is shot down over Bosnia and runs for his life while waiting to be rescued.

Outside of Owen Wilson ("Lt. Chris Burnett") blaspheming about a dozen times, I thought this was a very entertaining film with spectacular sound and a couple of very intense action scenes. I always find man-on-the-run stories good, anyway.

The missile-jet scene has some of the best surround sound I have ever heard in an action scene, along with super visuals. Wilson's travails, as he tries to stay alive in hostile territory while red-tape holds up his rescue efforts, are fascinating. The action scenes are quite different, too.

This is a film I guarantee will not put you to sleep and, at the same, doesn't overdo the action. The end has the usual credibility gap with what I call "Rambo mentality," but overall is a gripping story.


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