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Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 movie starring Owen Wilson about a pilot whose plane is shot down in enemy territory.

A LETTER TO OWEN

Dear Owen Wilson,

I’m baffled at whether to admire you for refusing to alter your appearance despite your celebrity status, or whether I should shrivel my own nose at the notion that you won’t fix yours! You’re a decent looking guy, but your strange nose is so distracting… Please, if you get this, let me know the reasons behind your decision.

Thanks so much,

Cin

MOVIE INFO

  • Starring: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman
  • Rated: PG-13 for violence and some language
  • Released: 2001
  • Genre: Action, War, Drama, Thriller
  • My Opinion: I Really Liked It

NON SPOILER SUMMARY

A pilot is shot down over enemy territory when he veers off course and photographs something he shouldn’t have seen. He is then ruthlessly pursued as he tries to make it back to safe ground, while his commanding officer battles with the chain of command in order to get his boy back home.

CIN’S REVIEW

Behind Enemy Lines has some great tension as Mr. Wilson narrowly escapes death several times while using his training and wit to make it back to safe territory. I liked that this one felt realistic without being too graphic in the blood and guts department. I’m not one who can handle much in the way of gruesome reality.

Some notes at the end of the movie lead the viewer to believe that this movie is based on actual events. I conducted a little research and found that the actual person in question supposedly filed a lawsuit against the producers for making a movie about his experience without his permission. Behind Enemy Lines also strikes a resemblance to the fictional book “Point of Impact”. So, who knows? At any rate, it was a great flick!

WHERE TO FIND BEHIND ENEMY LINES

  • You can rent Behind Enemy Lines at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
  • There are also plenty of good used copies at eBay.
  • You can watch Behind Enemy Lines online via Amazon Instant Video

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Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, about a pilot in an elite flying school.