|Behind Enemy Lines|
Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith
Widescreen; closed caption; English, Spanish audio tracks; English subtitles; commentary by director John Moore and editor Martin Smith; commentary by producers John Davis and Wick Godfrey; behind-the-scenes featurette; original "Main Title Sequence" and "End Title Sequence" with optional commentary; alternate "Tale Off" montage with optional commentary; three extended director's-cut scenes; one Easter egg.
|Call it good timing. As U.S. planes fly missions over Afghanistan, an American war movie one dealing with the country's post-Vietnam status as international cop in a new world order hits theaters. It's an energetic update of those downed-fighter-pilot-trying-to-get-home flicks, set in the combat-ravaged Balkans with Gene Hackman as Admiral Reigart, an aging, gruff, but honorable naval officer, and Owen Wilson taking on the role of Lt. Chris Burnett, a brash, talented young aviator. Peeved at Burnett's expressed desire to leave the navy, Reigart chastises him by sending him and a pilot on a Christmas Eve recon mission over Bosnia during an uneasy cease-fire. When the plane is shot down, NATO command orders a contrite Reigart to leave Burnett and the pilot on their own. The computer-animated air action is vid-game frenzy; the situations are stale; it all tumbles into an improbable climax. But old pro Hackman, ebullient Wilson and the downright vigor of it all earn mild commendation.|