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Behind Enemy Lines

Original title
Behind Enemy Lines
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
David Veloz, Zak Penn (Story: James Thomas, John Thomas)
Don Davis
Brendan Galvin
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20th Century Fox
War. Action | Bosnian War
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Behind Enemy Lines
Synopsis / Plot
A gung-ho (yet recently disillusioned) pilot (Owen Wilson) is shot down in war-torn former Yugoslavia, after photographing illegal mass graves. He then spends the rest of the film running away a lot, while his paternal-yet-gruff commanding officer (Gene Hackman) yells at his superiors and yaks into his radio, trying to save the lad. Badly shot and edited, this throwback to '80s jingoistic pap offers few thrills and doesn't even make an attempt at characterization. Even with shoot-outs, jet plane action and cat-and-mouse soldiering, this isn't nearly as much fun as it could have been. Wilson looks lost throughout, and the majority of the film is sorta dull and cartoonish, with an egregiously idiotic climax that wouldn't convince the slowest five year old.
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