Enemy Mine

Enemy Mine

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Director: Wolfgang Petersen

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

     
 

When two mortal enemies are stranded on a desolate planet, they must learn to overcome their hatred for one another in order to survive in this release from 20th Century Fox. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and featuring an array of audio selections including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 4.0 and Surround as well as French Dolby Digital Stereo, this… See more details below

Overview

When two mortal enemies are stranded on a desolate planet, they must learn to overcome their hatred for one another in order to survive in this release from 20th Century Fox. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and featuring an array of audio selections including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 4.0 and Surround as well as French Dolby Digital Stereo, this release also offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Extra features include theatrical trailers and stills.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
An intergalactic take on such previous efforts as John Boorman's Hell in the Pacific (1968), Enemy Mine translates that film's themes of xenophobia and cross-cultural misinterpretation to the outer reaches of the universe with effective results. Though the familiar story has been told before, the decision to strand the two protagonists on a distant planet (a tactic frequently used by Rod Serling to address pressing social issues in The Twilight Zone) removes them far enough from a sense of reality that the issue of resolving differences, not the differences themselves, takes precedence. In this sense, Enemy Mine is a rare and unique example of science fiction being used as a means to ponder humans' relations to each other and the universe, rather than a springboard to the now overly familiar aliens-versus-humans approach. Even if the concept behind the film isn't entirely original, it can be forgiven for its efforts because of a pair of memorable performances by Louis Gossett Jr. and Dennis Quaid. Both actors inject their character with just enough emotional drive and self-centeredness that the discovery of their similarities rings true without excess sentimentality. An unexpected revelation at the film's midpoint drives this point home effectively, obliterating not only the questions of species identity, but also gender identity. A familiar saying states that if humans cannot live together, they will surely die together; Enemy Mine's optimistic coda suggests that not only can humans live together, they can move further to become one despite their differences.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2001
UPC:
0024543012993
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:48:00

Special Features

Anamophic widescreen [aspect ratio 2.35:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Audio: English: 4.0 Surround, English Dolby Surround, French stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Theatrical trailer and stills

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Davidge
Louis Gossett Drac
Brion James Stubbs
Richard Marcus Arnold
Carolyn McCormick Morse
Bumper Robinson Zammis
Wise Guy Danmar Actor
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Andy Geer Bates
Charly Huber Kranzer
Balog Menyert Mills
Lou Michaels Wilson
Tony Moore Upfront Drac
Doug Robinson Walker
Kevin Taylor Special Drac
Jim Mapp Old Drac
Lance Kerwin Wooster
Scott Kraft Jonathan
Henry Stolow Cates
Herb Andress Hopper
Mandy Hausenberger Medic
Emily Woods Simpson
Barry Stokes Huck
Colin Gilder Chavo
Ulrich Gunther Daggett
Frank Henson Lump
Jazzer Jeyes Scarbreath
Mark McBride Hensler
Jack Luceno Drac Movement
Peter Jurasik Actor

Technical Credits
Wolfgang Petersen Director
Werner Achmann Art Director
Monika Bauert Costumes/Costume Designer
Milan Bor Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Friedman Producer
Martin Grace Stunts
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Edward Khmara Screenwriter
Bob MacDonald Special Effects
Hannes Nikel Editor
Stanley O'Toole Executive Producer
Daniel Parker Makeup
Herbert Strabel Art Director
Chris Walas Special Effects
Rolf Zehetbauer Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles [:14]
2. The Dracs [1:15]
3. Battle Stations [1:00]
4. Crash Landing [:05]
5. The Enemy [2:15]
6. Capture [4:48]
7. Communication [1:31]
8. In The Pit [5:35]
9. Pupil and Master [:10]
10. Going Crazy [7:08]
11. A New Life [:43]
12. Attacked [5:51]
13. Lineage [:38]
14. Something Is Wrong [5:07]
15. The Baby [1:56]
16. Not The Same [1:53]
17. The Scavengers [5:09]
18. Rescue [3:56]
19. Saving Zammis [4:47]
20. End Titles [2:51]

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