On a reconnaissance flight over eastern Europe disillusioned naval pilot Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his partner Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) photograph a scene they were not meant to see. When their plane is shot down and Stackhouse is quickly captured and executed Burnett must struggle to survive in unfamiliar hostile territory with a cold-blooded assassin and hundreds of enemy troops on his heels. Meanwhile on an American battleship in the Adriatic Sea Burnetts commanding officer Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) attempts to negotiate his soldiers return amidst tense political and military maneuvers. Soon Burnett discovers exactly why hes being hunted making his situation--and Reigerts actions--even more perilous. BR Benefiting from Wilsons straightforward performance and Hackmans typically engaging presence BEHIND ENEMY LINES proves itself with a solid story (loosely based on real-life events) and excellent action sequences. Shot in a cold icy light John Moores film features a nail-biting aerial chase a tense race across a grenade-filled wasteland and a stunningly explosive final battle. Wilson typically cast in quirky comedic roles is an unlikely action hero who turns out to be the movies secret weapon. By avoiding excessive macho posturing BEHIND ENEMY LINES is smarter more exciting and better looking than most Hollywood military thrillers.
Audio commentaries by John Moore, John Davis, Wyck Godfrey and Martin Smith
Release Date: 28 March 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Running Time: 101 minutes
Production Year: 2001
Main Language: English