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Behind Enemy Lines -- Lt. Burnett is shot at while taking a short water break.
Behind Enemy Lines -- 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.
Behind Enemy Lines -- A mine field is set off and Lt. Burnett does his best to out run the blasts.
Behind Enemy Lines -- Lt. Burnett falls into a massive open grave site.


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30 November 2001 (USA) See more »
In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Owen Wilson ... Lt. Chris Burnett

Gene Hackman ... Admiral Leslie McMahon Reigart

Gabriel Macht ... Stackhouse

Charles Malik Whitfield ... Capt. Rodway, USMC

David Keith ... Master Chief Tom O'Malley

Olek Krupa ... Miroslav Lokar

Joaquim de Almeida ... Admiral Piquet (as Joaquim De Almeida)

Vladimir Mashkov ... Sasha
Marko Igonda ... Bazda

Eyal Podell ... Petty Officer Kennedy

Geoff Pierson ... Admiral Donnelly
Aernout Van Lynden ... Aernout Van Lynden

Sam Jaeger ... Red Crown Operator #1

Shane Johnson ... Red Crown Operator #2 (as Shane Mikael Johnson)
Don Winston ... Red Crown Operator #3
Elizabeth Perry ... Red Crown Operator #4
Igor Hajdarhodzic ... Serb Spotter
Tarik Filipovic ... Serb Soldier
Peter Palka ... Serb Soldier at Lokar's Mansion

Todd Boyce ... Junior Officer
Kamil Kollarik ... Babic
Salaetin Bilal ... Ejup (as Salaudin Bilal)

Laurence Mason ... Brandon

Leon Russom ... Ed Burnett
Goran Grgic ... Technician
Ivan Urbánek ... Father in Minefield
Ismet Bagtasevic ... Muslim Passenger
Dragan Marinkovic ... Damir
Kamil Mikulcík ... Tiger #1
Vedrana Seksan ... Serb Anchor
Vladimir Oktavec ... Petrovic

Dorothy Lucey ... Dorothy Lucey
Greg Goossen ... CIA Spook (as Gregory B. Goossen)
Filip Nola ... Serb Soldier at Mass Grave

Bumper Robinson ... SCIF Technician
Ann Sorum ... Mom Burnett
George Davis ... Sky News Cameraman
Tom Mooney ... Carrier Commanding Officer
Mark Bocchetti ... Navy Rep
Lucia Srncova ... Muslim Girl
Daniel Margolius ... Muslim Teenager
Robert Franko ... Tiger #2
Lukás Hoffmann ... Tiger #3 (as Lukas Hoffmann)
Jared Chandler ... Piquet's Aide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dwayne Adway ... Additional voices (voice) (uncredited)
Ratko Mladic ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Moore 
Writing credits
Jim Thomas (story) (as James Thomas) &
John Thomas (story)

David Veloz (screenplay) and
Zak Penn (screenplay)

Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... executive producer
Alex Blum .... co-producer
John Davis .... producer
Wyck Godfrey .... executive producer
Original Music by
Don Davis 
Cinematography by
Brendan Galvin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Martin Smith 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Sheila Trezise 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
Art Direction by
Ivo Husnjak 
Patrick Lumb (supervising art director)
Nenad Pecur  (as Neno Pecur)
Set Decoration by
Mario Ivezic 
Costume Design by
George L. Little 
Makeup Department
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: Owen Wilson (as Joe Campayno)
Fiona Connon .... key makeup artist
Katka Horska .... assistant makeup artist
Geraldine Jones .... hair stylist
Maja Lojanova .... hair stylist
Maha .... makeup artist (as Maha Saade)
Roisin O'Reilly .... assistant makeup artist
Viera Rajtárová .... hair stylist
Production Management
Charlie Davis .... post-production supervisor
Branko Jehlar .... unit manager
Dragan Josipovic .... production manager
Tom Karnowski .... unit production manager
Brano Kollar .... assistant unit manager
Christopher Bates .... production supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daisy Cummins .... assistant director
Steve M. Davison .... second unit director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Domonic Mandy .... second assistant director
John M. Morse .... second assistant director
Justin Muller .... first assistant director
Barbara Szomolanyiova .... assistant director
Scott Thaler .... assistant director: second unit
Scott Thaler .... second unit director
Rich Thorne .... second unit director
Peter Veverka .... first assistant director: Slovakia
Art Department
Bara Barova .... translator
Ismet Begtasévic .... assistant set decorator
Zuzana Cizmarova .... set designer
Vern Crofoot .... assistant property master
Romek Delmata .... illustrator
Ron Downing .... supervising property master
Damir Gabelica .... construction coordinator
David E. Harshbarger .... property master (as David Harshbarger)
Ladislav Markic .... set dresser
Julie Ochipinti .... buyer
Julie Ochipinti .... set dresser
Sound Department
Craig Berkey .... sound designer
Craig Berkey .... supervising sound editor
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Melissa Deanne Ferguson .... auricle operator
Simon Firsht .... boom operator
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Getty .... dialogue adr assistant
Robert Getty .... group adr editor
Michael Haight .... adr supervisor
Michael Haight .... dialogue supervisor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
R.J. Kizer .... dialogue editor
Jeff Kushner .... dialogue editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Chuck Michael .... sound effects recordist
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Steve F. Price .... background sound effects editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Ian Voigt .... sound mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects supervisor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Adam Aldridge .... special effects technician
Nick Allder .... special effects technician
Jeff Clifford .... special effects technician
John Fontana .... special effects technician
Martin Geeson .... special effects technician
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor
Jaroslav Kolenic .... special effects technician
Paul M. Leader .... special effects technician
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects technician
Mervyn Loynes .... special effects technician
Nigel Nixon .... computer video playback buyer
Melvyn Pearson .... special effects technician
Stefano Pepin .... special effects technician
Mark Roberts .... special effects technician
Arthur G. Schlosser .... snow effects technician
Terry Schubert .... special effects technician
Richard Stutsman .... special effects: second unit
Jozef Taptik .... special effects technician
Alastair Vardy .... special effects technician
Jirí Vater .... special effects technician
John Fleming .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christian Argueta .... digital artist
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Giselle Brewton .... film loader: visual effects unit
Francisco Chaigneau .... digital effects artist
Audrey Chang .... visual effects editor
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor
Todd Daugherty .... render support
John Decker .... digital artist
Marcelo Dos Santos .... animator
Marcelo Dos Santos .... modeler
David Dozoretz .... visual effects supervisor
Steve Dubin .... miniature set supervisor
Kevin Edwards .... visual effects
Andrew Eio .... computer & video playback supervisor: Bionics
Tyler Foell .... 2D supervisor
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Jason Gaudio .... visual effects editor
Ahdee Goldberg .... digital effects associate producer
Daniel D. Gregoire .... pre-visualization artist
Ben Grossmann .... wire/rig removal
Martin Hall .... compositor
Mike Hardison .... CG supervisor: Pixel Magic
Phil Holland .... scanning & recording operator
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Andrew Honacker .... digital artist
Kory Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Kenaston .... digital artist
Kevin Kipper .... digital artist
Erik Lee .... CG animator
Euisung Lee .... animatics artist
Matt Linder .... lead compositor: 3D effects animator
Carlyle O. Livingston II .... model supervisor
Nathan McGuinness .... senior visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor (as Raymond McIntyre Jr.)
Peter Menich .... senior CG designer
Bob Minshall .... visual effects
Eroc Moralls .... visual effects compositor
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Filmworks
Brad Moylan .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Terry Naas .... visual effects artist
Greg Notzelman .... lead animator
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Reid Paul .... digital effects supervisor
Liz Ralston .... visual effects producer
Gary Reisman .... digital artist
Marisol Rivas .... effects production coordinator
Karl Rogovin .... visual effects production assistant
David Santiago .... effects technical director
Gunther Schatz .... 3D visual effects artist
Stephen Sloan .... senior compositor
Andrew Soria .... visual effects
Ole Dieter Sturm .... computer graphic artist: Bionics
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor
Garv Thorp .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Todd Vaziri .... digital camera shake specialist: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic [us]
Matthew A. Ward .... animatic artist: POVDE (as Matthew Ward)
Gary Young .... model builder
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist (uncredited)
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor (uncredited)
Patrick Denver .... model builder (uncredited)
Ivan DeWolf .... digital artist (uncredited)
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: Asylum (uncredited)
Owen Hammer .... digital compositor (uncredited)
James David Hattin .... digital compositor: OCS Freezeframe/Pixel Magic (uncredited)
Edward Helmers .... digital artist (uncredited)
David Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum (uncredited)
Brian Pohl .... animatics artist (uncredited)
Andy Tamandl .... digital artist: Hammerhead Productions (uncredited)
Everette Webber .... digital compositor: main titles (uncredited)
Marek Bakic .... stunts
Rastislav Benza .... stunts
Marek Borik .... stunts (as Marek Boric)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator
Kiante Elam .... stunts
Monika Fiserova .... stunts
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunts (as Vladimir Furdik)
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunts
Peter Hric .... stunts
Roman Jankovic .... stunt actor
Miroslav Kadlecik .... stunts
Shawn Kautz .... stunts
Rastislav Kotula .... stunts (as Ratislav Kotula)
Gustáv Kyselica .... stunt coordinator: Slovac Republic
Branislav Martinak .... stunts
Jaroslav Medvid .... stunts
Ivan Mica .... stunts
Lubomir Misak .... stunts
Lubomir Misak .... utility stunts
Peter Olgyay .... stunts
Peter Plazak .... stunts
Juraj Pospech .... stunts
Robert Powell .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts
Michael Sandala .... stunts
Stanislav Satko .... stunts
Miloslav Sulda .... stunts
Marek Toth .... stunts
Martin 'Mato' Uhrovcik .... stunts (as Martin Uhrdvcik)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double: Owen Wilson (uncredited)
Dirk Vahle .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abbene .... gaffer: carrier unit
Ciarán Barry .... camera operator
Matthew Berner .... assistant camera
Barry Berona .... first assistant camera: aircraft carrier unit
Robert Binnall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dean Brkic .... best boy electric
Charles John Bukey .... key grip
Václav Cermak .... rigging best boy
Karel Charvat .... grip
Sean P. Fickert .... grip
Ian Foster .... camera operator
Dave Freeth .... libra technician
Sandro Garcia .... video assist operator
John Gazdik .... camera operator: VistaVision
Rasto Gore .... rigging electrician
Alice Gu .... assistant camera
Samir Kadric .... electrician
Branko Knez .... assistant camera
Michael Landsburg .... dolly grip: second unit
Robyn Link .... camera loader: re-shoots
Jeff Lynn .... assistant camera
Michael McDermott .... gaffer
David B. Nowell .... aerial camera operator
Robert Palmer .... second assistant camera
Jaromir Sedina .... Steadicam operator
Jaromir Sedina .... camera operator: "b" camera
Sascha 'Sash' Seitz .... second assistant camera
Alex Soria .... video assist operator
Paul Szopa .... assistant chief lighting technician
David Blue Thompson .... lighting technician
Paul Toomey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Eric Turner .... assistant camera
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer
Dale White .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, aircraft carrier unit
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Lenka Stefankovicova .... casting: Slovakia
Sheila Trezise .... casting: UK
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carlane Passman .... assistant costume designer
Stana Slosserova .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Josh Campbell .... assistant editor
Paula Greatbatch .... assistant editor (as Paula Suhy)
Jamie Keeney .... assistant editor
Dawn Michelle King .... assistant editor: avid (as Dawn M. Gerrior)
Jim Passon .... co-color timer
Marypat Plottner .... first assistant editor
Pablo Prietto .... assistant editor
Chris Regan .... color timer
Music Department
Brian Bulman .... music editor
Lori L. Eschler .... music editor (as Lori Eschler Frystak)
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... scoring mixer
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
David Sherr .... orchestra contractor
David Sherr .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Zdravko Plese .... transportation manager
Other crew
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: John Davis
Rob Caves .... production assistant
Jared Chandler .... technical advisor: military
Mary K. Fanto .... clearance coordinator
David Fencl .... armorer
Emilio Puyol Fernandez .... helicopter pilot
Danica Fleischerova .... assistant production coordinator (as Danica Matulayova)
Stephen French .... assistant: John Moore
Gary Gillingham .... production controller
Karen Golden .... additional script supervisor
Kristine Greco .... script supervisor: effects unit
Alex Hamilton .... production coordinator
Jody Hart .... production assistant
Zeljko Hren .... caterer
Kristina Kavaliunas .... assistant: Stephanie Austin
Tomas Kelemen .... assistant: Stephanie Austin
David M. Kennedy .... technical advisor: military
Melissa Kinnicutt .... assistant production coordinator
Stefan Krisak .... helicopter pilot
Villiam Krivac .... helicopter pilot
Clay Lacy .... pilot: Lear Jet
Michael Lichtenegger .... assistant production coordinator
Marek Mackovic .... set production assistant
Zdravko Madzarevic .... location manager
Rob Meisenholder .... first assistant accountant
Christie Morgan .... helicopter pilot
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
Sandra Odelga .... production coordinator
David Paris .... aerial coordinator (as David W. Paris)
Nada Pinter .... script supervisor
Thell Reed .... aerial weapons specialist
Rick Shuster .... pilot: picture helicopter
Michael Stromberg .... helicopter pilot
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Korin A. Tarin .... post-production accountant
Jose Luis Tejero .... helicopter pilot
Nancy A. Terriberry .... second assistant accountant
Eric W. Thompson .... production lawyer
Jiri Tichacek .... assistant accountant
Dirk Vahle .... pilot: picture helicopter
Monnie Wills .... assistant: Wyck Godfrey
Richard Yates .... helicopter pilot
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... pilot: picture helicopter
Peter Ziak .... production assistant
Viera Zvonarova .... assistant to production coordinator
Robert E. Phillips .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sascha 'Sash' Seitz .... skydiving unit coordinator (uncredited)
Trevor Stasik .... production assistant (uncredited)
Drago Sumonja .... adr (uncredited)
Philip M. Strub .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and some language
106 min
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Branko Tomovic was considered for the role of Bazda.See more »
Continuity: When the F/A-18 is being pursued by the missiles, the ground below is covered by snow, as well as the ground below where Burnett and Stackhouse were forced to eject. However, on the ground, there is no snow. It is highly unlikely that Burnett and Stackhouse would have landed in an area that naturally does not receive snow, as the Serbs that shot them down were not so far off. This can be evidenced by the surrounding snowy terrain of where Sasha received orders to shoot down the jet.See more »
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 once. Think. Less emotion. You'll live longer.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It serves its purpose as fluff and filler. No more, no less., 14 May 2002

Behind Enemy Lines follows a shot-down pilots' struggle to stay alive and ultimately get rescued from... well, behind enemy lines. The premise is as simple as that, and so is the story. Don't expect much character development for anyone you see in this film because you will be disappointed. But, and it's a big one, if you want to be entertained and are willing to sit through an hour and a half of rehashed storylines, then you'll probably actually find yourself liking this movie.

Owen Wilson (Shanghai Noon, Bottle Rocket) plays the pilot whom is in severe danger throughout the film. There is absolutely no doubt that had this movie actually been written to take place in the real world, or even follow basic proper storytelling, his character would not have lived to see the last 50 minutes of this film, but that is not the point here. The point is strictly to keep the audience interested for it's full length and it succeeds. I can't say that I recommend this film but I definitely was not bored while watching it. Wilson did a great job here in making his character sympathetic, all the while forcing us to not ask so many questions about the plot since really the story (if you want to call it that) doesn't allow much time to stop. He is on the run.

The film begins with a cliche setup of a hotshot Navy flier who has had enough of his 7 years doing nothing onboard the Navy Aircraft. He has done no more than routine checks and excersises and was hoping to see and serve for the real deal...war. The scene would have been laughable, but is reduced to mere smirks while watching Gene Hackman (Admiral Reigart) delivers his lines. Shortly after, and right in time for X-mas dinner, Owen and his partner must do one of those routine checks. Owen, having been given permission to be dismissed in 2 weeks, feels he has nothing to lose so decides to break the rules and fly over a restricted area which is supposed be empty anyway. Well I couldn't believe it when they found trouble lurking there (I'm being sarcastic).

So now the plane is shot down in Bosnia, Owen's partner is the one injured when they land from having ejected from the plane. Moments after, Owen leaves to get to higher ground where his communication devices work. I don't know why I even bothered explaining this much of this so called plot, frankly it doesn't matter. Here's my advice, don't go see this film if you want a story that will amaze. It's all about action; it's about close calls, and unbelievable plot twists and outcomes. It's about good and bad, and the American hero. And its first time director, John Moore, delivers in a "close, but no cigar" level of Bruckheimer Films (Armageddon, Top Gun). That's not really a good thing.

So if your a regular movie goer and have little taste for a challenging film experience, then by all means go see this. It serves its purpose as fluff and filler. No more, no less.

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