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FULL SYNOPSIS

A television commercial for a Sega game system that aired during the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards landed debut director John Moore a gig behind the camera of this military action thriller. Owen Wilson stars as Lt. Chris Burnett, a naval aviator aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson who's frustrated with the strict "hands-off" political policies that prevent him from experiencing combat against hostile Bosnian forces in his F/A-18 Superhornet jet. Burnett's commander, Admiral Reigert (Gene Hackman), thinks that the brash pilot doesn't have what it takes to be in the millitary, but the eager young officer soon gets the chance to prove his mettle. While conducting a routine photographic reconnaissance over a remote area of the Balkans, Burnett captures grisly images that serve as proof of genocidal crimes, but his plane is blown out of the sky. He's soon pursued on the ground by the forces of Lokar (Olek Krupa), a Serbian paramilitary leader intent on covering up unthinkable crimes, while Reigert defies the NATO orders of his superior (Joaquim de Almeida) and risks his career to mount a covert rescue mission. Behind Enemy Lines (2001), the first of two back-to-back releases starring Wilson and Hackman (the other being The Royal Tenenbaums), also stars David Keith, Gabriel Macht, and [[Performer~P198303~Charles Malik Whitfield~charlesmalikwhitfield]]. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:November 17, 2001

Cast

Gene Hackman
as Reigart
Owen Wilson
as Lt. Chris Burnett
Gabriel Macht
as Stackhouse
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Rodway
Joaquim de Almeida
as Piquet
David Keith
as O'Malley
Olek Krupa
as Lokar
Vladimir Mashkov
as Tracker

Crew

John Moore
Director
David Veloz
Screenwriter
John Thomas
Screen Story
Zak Penn
Screenwriter
Brendan Galvin
Cinematographer
Paul Martin Smith
Editor
Nathan Crowley
Production Designer
T. Alex Blum
Co-producer
Stephanie Austin
Executive Producer
Wyck Godfrey
Executive Producer
Craig Berkey
Set Designer
Craig Berkey
Supervising Sound Editor
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
Pilot
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