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Behind Enemy Lines (1997)

An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general. Contains extreme violence, including torture, and... See full summary »

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Mark Griffiths

Writers:

Andrew Osborne (screenplay), Dennis Cooley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Mike Weston
Chris Mulkey ... Jones
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Col. Wolfe
Mushond Lee Mushond Lee ... Luther
Hillary Matthews Hillary Matthews ... Kat
Courtney Gains ... Church
Maury Sterling ... Donny
Adam Gifford ... Blakely (as G. Adam Gifford)
Mon Confiado ... Phred
Spanky Manikan ... Gen. Nguy
Cris Daluz Cris Daluz ... Dr. Liu
James Karen ... TV Reporter
Dale Gibson ... Tex
Cris Aguilar Cris Aguilar ... Cho
Wilson Go Wilson Go ... Police Chief
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An ex-marine returns to Vietnam when he learns his former mercenary partner whom he thought was killed is being held by a sadistic general. Contains extreme violence, including torture, and profanity. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A frontvonal mögött See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

A car chase ends when the pursuers drive through broken glass and puncture their tires. However, when the car comes to a stop it is shown parked on top of the broken glass - given the chase speed, the car should have come to a stop well in front of the glass. See more »

Quotes

Donny: [after hiding behind a bush that a soldier has just urinated on] I've had my shower, where's breakfast?
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Alternate Versions

German Rental-Video features a few cuts to reduce violence although rated "not under 18". See more »

Soundtracks

Dark And Light
Written by Marcus Barone
Performed by The Little One
Courtesy of MPCA Publishing Group, Inc.
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Not much that is good
18 February 2013 | by ogdendcSee all my reviews

So there seems to be some debate about whether this is made-for-TV or a B movie. Well, it appears to have been made for the cinema but with writers and a director not used to producing B movie quality.

The two lead actors, Thomas Ian Griffith as Mike Weston, and Chris Mulkey as Jones, are competent, the minor ones less so. If the Vietnamese actors look like Philippinos, there is a reason for that! The camera-work is pretty good, though I could use less slo-mo, and the action scenes are frequent and watchable.

The main problem is the writing. The basic story is too stupid to be worth describing. The US military is portrayed as full of low-intellect young men who can't put a sentence together without profanity. I wondered if there was some irony there but I don't think so.

Sit back and enjoy the action, if you can?


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