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Balkan civil war is mere scenery, and soldiers only caricatures, in this cartoonish cat-and-mouse chase movie. Ace Navy navigator Lt. Burnett (Wilson), tired of flying peace missions, yearns for some real action. When a routine reconnaissance operation goes awry--his plane shot down over Serbian territory and his pilot ruthlessly executed--Burnett gets his wish. Crusty Admiral Reigart (Hackman) wants to rescue his flyboy, but a pesky international peace agreement gets in the way. First-time director Moore, best known for Sega promos, takes a video game approach to war. Utterly unconvincing suspense, but action sequences do their duty. Despite a clear connection to the ordeal of real-life Air Force captain Scott O'Grady, this is no true story.

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Available on Running time 106 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Military: Navy, Bosnia, Rescue Missions
David Veloz, Zak Penn
Owen C. Wilson, Gene Hackman, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, Olek Krupa, Vladimir Mashkov, Marko Ogonda
Brendan Galvin
John Moore
Don Davis
Ian Voigt, Paul Martin Smith, Patrick Lumb, George L. Little, Nathan Crawley
John Davis, Davis Entertainment Company, 20th Century-Fox

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Behind Enemy Lines
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Lt. Chris Burnett is teamed up with Lt. Jeremy Stackhouse to conduct a reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, on Christmas, where a peace treaty may put the war to an end. During the mission, they fly their FA-18 off course to check out a suspicious target that turns out to be the site of a mass grave that contains bodies of Bosnian Muslims. The main perpetrator of the massacre, Gen. Miroslav Lokar, has the plane shot down in order to avoid having the plane obtaining evidence of the massacre. After parachuting into Serb-controlled Bosnian territory, Stackhouse is executed by Lokar's men while Burnett is on the run from the Serbs. Burnett's commanding officer, Rear Admiral Leslie Reigart, has trouble gaining approval from his own commanding officers to carry out a search-and-rescue mission to save Burnett, who fear that such a move will endanger the peace process.