Enemy Mine

December 20th, 1985







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Plot
A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor...

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 6.6/10 (15,954 voted)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James

Storyline
A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

Writers: Barry Longyear, Edward Khmara

Cast:
Dennis Quaid - Willis Davidge
Louis Gossett Jr. - Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
Brion James - Stubbs
Richard Marcus - Arnold
Carolyn McCormick - Morse
Bumper Robinson - Zammis
Jim Mapp - Old Drac
Lance Kerwin - Joey Wooster
Scott Kraft - Jonathan
Lou Michaels - Wilson
Andy Geer - Bates
Henry Stolow - Cates
Herb Andress - Hopper
Danmar - Wise Guy
Mandy Hausenberger - 1st Medic

Taglines: Enemies because they were taught to be. Survivors because they had to be.

Release Date: 20 December 1985

Filming Locations: Bavaria Filmstudios, Geiselgasteig, Grünwald, Bavaria, Germany

Box Office Details

Budget: $33,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $1,594,702 (USA) (22 December 1985) (703 Screens)

Gross: $12,303,411 (USA) (1986)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The rubber-like Drac ration balls were made from green jello.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the Drac is sitting by the camp fire reading from his book, we see the open book for a few seconds. The page on the right is the same page as the left just upside down.

Quotes:
[last lines]
Narrator: And so, Davidge brought the Dracs home. He fulfilled his vow, and brought Zammis before the Holy Council on Dracon. And, in the fullness of time, Zammis brought its own child before the Holy Council, the name of Willis Davidge was added to the line of Jereeba.



User Review

One of the Ten Best "Forgotten" Sci-Fi Classics

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A funny thing happened to me on the way to the video store...I ran across a sci-fi film that didn't rely on space battles, incredible special effects, or magnificent sets and costumes. Instead, it relies on a touching and compelling human story of survival, hate and conflict - and of bitter enemies becoming unlikely allies and, eventually, close friends.

"Enemy Mine" is one of the ten best "forgotten" sci-fi classics - those rare little gems that got overlooked on their initial release, but live on in video release.

Practically abandoned at the box office, "Enemy Mine" found new life on video among fans of the kind of science fiction we only read about as kids - stories that expanded our horizons and made use look at the world in a whole new way, not just wowing us with their dazzling effects.

It is the story of hotshot starfighter pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) who, after a dogfight with the reptilian, alien Drac, is stranded on a hostile planet with one of the enemy. At first blinded by their hatred of each other, the pair soon learn that they can only survive by working together. By doing so, they develop a strange friendship that helps break the wall of distrust between enemies.

If you get the chance to check out "Enemy Mine", give it a chance. It's not likely to go down in history as the best sci-fi movie ever made, but it does have heart.









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