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Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines
Photo: ©2001 Twentieth Century Fox

Director(s): John Moore

Writer(s): Zak Penn and David Veloz

Cast: Owen Wilson, , Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield and Vladimir Mashkov

Release Date(s)

Nov 30, 2001 - Wide

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Behind Enemy Lines teams first-time feature director John Moore with veteran actor Gene Hackman. Moore loves his gadgets and was excited during filming to show the guts of the military hardware. One of his thrills was showing the ejection sequence. “In an ejection situation, there are one hundred and sixty-four different mechanical operations that occur in 1.2 seconds. We wanted to give a taste of that process, and not the typical ‘Pop, there you go’ portrayal.”

Alas, the focus seems to be on the one hundred and sixty-four mechanical operations and not on the flawed script.

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