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Behind Enemy Lines (movie)

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Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 film starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson.

The film is centred around the Srebrenica Massacre. Admiral Leslie Reigart's (Hackman) carrier battle group is in the final stages of a NATO peace keeping deployment when the F/A-18F Super Hornet of Chris Burnett (Wilson) and his pilot is shot down by renegade Serbian forces.

The resulting attempts to rescue the downed aviator are complicated by political considerations which are enforced on Reigart by his NATO commanding officer Admiral Piquet (Joaquim de Almeida.)

In Bosnia, the lone U.S. soldier attempts to evade Serbian troops and a hired assassin. After dodging special forces, mine fields, and tanks, he manages to contact the carrier. After retrieving photographic evidence of the massacres, he is rescued in a dramatic helicopter rescue mission.

The film was based on a true story of a downed U.S. soldier who managed to survive behind enemy lines. Admiral Reigart, because he disobeyed Piquet's orders of not sending in a search and rescue team, is reassigned to an "administrative" position in Washington. However, quoting the film, "Admiral Reigart decided to resign from the Navy with the respect of all his men." The U.S. soldier was rescued safely.

The film, released by News Corporation company 20th Century Fox, features fictonal news reports from Sky News (another News Corp asset.)

The primary actors aren't Serbs, and the producers said that they hired Croats to instruct them in the Serbo-Croatian language.

Tagline: In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross.

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