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Plot: A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... Runtime: 108 mins Release Date: 20 Dec 1985
A sci-fi gem -- one of the Great Unknowns of the genre (by smokehill retrievers)
Simply a masterpiece, and due primarily to the masterful FX on Lou Gossett and his inspired, magnificent performance. Most sci-fi fans have never heard of this one, but I've found very few who have seen it who weren't impressed.This film is a perfect example of how totally bankrupt the film awards every one of them really are. Gossett should have walked away with Best Actor on this one, hands down, yet I doubt this film garnered even a single nomination.
I can't believe this isn't shown more often... (by lindacooper61)
This is a sci-fi film with a heart as big as all outdoors. It also refreshingly sticks very closely to it's source material a short novel with the same title by Barry Longyear. The plot synopsis gives the broad outline of the film, but what I really love about this film is how it deals with the issues of the insanity of war, and prejudice. It is this that raises it above most other sci-fi films, good as they may be. If you like intelligent sci-fi, watch this or try reading it!!
nostalgia or substance ? (by thndrkiss75)
My view on this movie might be a little tainted by the circumstances surrounding my first viewing. This was the first "big boy" movie I ever saw. My parents where rather protective with what my siblings and I saw as young children, and up till then any movie we saw was as a family usually some Disney film . This time Dad had heard good things about this one, and thought I was ready for more mature fair. So my father planed a boys night out, bowling , pizza, and a movie. It is one of my fondest memories from my youth. More recently I saw "Enemy Mine" on DVD at the local <more>
mega-mart, and had to buy it. I still think it's one of the greatest movies ever. It's not just a sci-fi masterpiece, nor a special effects ground breaker the legendary Wolfgang Peterson sound stage was built for this movie! , nor is it one of the most poignant commentaries on the human condition ever written touching on subjects like prejudice, the universal truths that govern all great religions, friendship, etc. . Instead it truly is all of these, and more. There is a heavy dose of lighthearted frivolity, that keeps it from being overly preachy despite it's heady content. Its easy to follow, with out being so simplistic as to lose its credibility. In the end, I'm still not sure whether it's nostalgia or substance that makes me love this film more. However, I can say , without a doubt, that I would recommend this movie to absolutely anyone. Especially any father wanting to bond with his 10year old son, and teach him a few good life lessens in the process, but who am I to say you be the judge.
Teaching morals through Scifi and Mickey Mouse ... (by davidsundancer)
Aaah, the power of ... no, not cheese ... science fiction and Mickey Mouse!Science fiction has always been an excellent tool for social comment that has made it a lot easier for people to absorb a lesson about tolerance without being hampered by possible prejudice from a society / social network that we are actually embedded in.In other words ... replace "alien creature perceived as being evil" with anybody different from you creed, color, sexual orientation, you name it... , and you pretty much get the tale of tolerance this movie tells about life on earth or other planets <more>
:Don't buy anything at face value that "your planet's" authorities tell you.Yeah ... that other person is different from you ... so what?Don't underestimate Mickey Mouse as a powerful spiritual teacher!Dennis Quaid is one fine actor ... if you want to get an idea of his tremendous range, just watch "Innerspace", "Frequency" and "Far From Heaven", which are completely different movies.Furthermore, Louis Gosset Jr. is just plain awesome in this one, possibly giving THE performance of his career.BTW: this is one of the movie's director's Wolfgang Petersen first major hits in the U.S. He also did the very impressive make that: frightening / claustrophobic movie "Das Boot", the very successful Harrison Ford vehicle "Airforce One", and the somewhat "macho-heavy" flick "The Perfect Storm" though I have to admit that the "high sea" visuals / special effects were pretty awesome .The bottom line for me about THIS movie is: it doesn't matter whether your "holy book" is The Bible, The Koran, The Talmud, or some other sacred scripture from this planet or beyond - the underlying message from every truly "holy" book is essentially the same: it's a message of caring about and loving those you don't necessarily understand when you start out, but come to appreciate over time when you get to know them better.
A beautiful, and very under-rated film (by JamesL-4)
In the very best fiction regardless of genre, whether it's science fiction, detective, historical romance, contemporary realism, or whatever, the story is never the slave of the genre's trappings; rather, the genre, and its trappings, serve the needs of the story, which then transcends the genre, and in so doing, enriches it.So it is with Enemy Mine. It's not about technology. It's not about some bizarre phenomenon. It's about two people, hereditary enemies forced to work together to survive, and the science fiction trappings function here only as a means of making the <more>
differences between the two people seem all the more insurmountable. And it is precisely this subordination of genre to story that makes this film both a beautiful science fiction story, and a beautiful story regardless of genre.
I watched this film for the first time just 2 weeks ago. I had seen it sitting on the shelves of video stores for years, but I figured it was just a goofy Sci-Fi film like so many made in the '80's. Not so.At first, Davidge, played by Dennis Quaid, comes off like Rambo in the first 20 minutes of the film, killing the Drac aliens while uttering really bad lines. But when he is forced to survive the perilous world he crashed into along with the Drac he shot down who he calls Jerry the story becomes something more.They learn to understand each other. They realize that the war between <more>
their two races is futile. Davidge discovers that Jerry's hopes and dreams are not that much different from his.Enemy Mine has flaws, but it conveyed an empathic message that we as a race need to embrace.
Not a Sci-Fi fan, but this one was awesome! (by Capucine)
I loved it! It came on AMC and there was nothing else I cared to watch, so I left it on, thinking to go to bed shortly. I ended up watching the whole thing. It kept me rivited from beginning to end. Dennis Quaid is one of my favorite actors and I didn't know Lou Gossett was the lizard, but I guessed it from his voice. When I checked the credits at the end, I was right! He was soooo good. I can't describe it, you have to watch it. I shed a few tears toward the end. Won't tell you if they were happy or sad tears tho! You'll have to see for yourself!
The first rule of war is know thy enemy! (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
When I was a little girl, I adored Sci-Fi, my dad and I could watch any science fiction movie you threw at me and one of my favorites besides Star Wars was Enemy Mine. I couldn't get enough of this movie, in fact I remember being in trouble for wearing out the VHS. Growing up without seeing the film for a while was weird, but by some miracle I found the film on DVD for five dollars and couldn't wait to see it again to bring back such great memories. I remember being so frightened by the sand creature, loving the make up effects, wanting to learn the Drac language and loved the <more>
relationships between Willis, Jerry and Zammis. I definitely did grow up because now I'm a little more picky about films, I'm actually a little surprised that I did love this movie as a kid. However, I still love this movie, not for the good memories, but for the great story that it had.Willis E. Davidge and Drac pilot Jeriba Shigan engage in a spacecraft battle which results in both crash-landing on a strange, dark alien world with two moons, a breathable atmosphere, water, and bizarre animal life. After initial hostilities, the two eventually learn to cooperate in order to survive. They work together to build a shelter for protection against intermittent bombardment by meteorites, and to satisfy their needs for food, water, and warmth. Over a period of years, they learn to overcome their differences, become friends, and learn each other's languages and cultures. He then discovers that Jeriba is pregnant. He promises to take care of the baby drac and to take him back home, but it becomes difficult when humans crash on the planet enslaving dracs and now Willis must protect the baby from being captured.The reason I think I was just a little disappointed was due to the pacing of the film. I wished they had trimmed it a little more. There's also this very beautiful moment where Willis starts explaining to Jerry's son, Zammis, what his relationship was like with Zammis' father "You're father was my friend " and then it cuts. I would've loved to hear a bit more about what he had to say about Jerry. You go through this incredible journey of these two creatures who just hated each other without even really knowing why, they then realize how silly they're being and actually find out they like each other. It's a wonderful story and it would have been a terrific to hear Willis' point of view on the story. However, the effects are still out of this world no pun intended fantastic. The sand creature still is as terrifying as I remember. The acting is very good, especially on Louis Gossett Jr.'s part. I still get teary eyed during some scenes between Jerry and Willis, their friendship was so powerful and I loved the way it ended with the Dracs coming to peace with the humans. It's still a great movie, just needed some better editing. But I would always recommend Enemy Mine.8/10
Enemy Mine or Hell in the Pacific (by jacamachoer)
I saw the film long time ago, when it was released in my country. Even when I think it is a great sci-fi movie that makes the viewer to reconsider about human condition and prevalence to violence, it is not an original subject. I seriously believe it is a remake from 1968 film by John Boorman "Hell in the Pacific", with two great actors, the American Lee Marvin and the Japanese Toshiro Mifune. The pot for both films are very similar: two enemy soldiers lost in an abandoned island or planet, where they start to fight each other, one is taken prisoner, manages to escape and roles are <more>
changed, until they learn to be friends in order to survive. "Hell in the Pacific", a two-actor film, may be seen as a duel of acting performances. However, I prefer to say that the actors complete each other. In "Enemy Mine",on the other hand,the acting by Louis Gosset Jr, is somehow lost because of the heavy make up for his characterizations as a lizard-like alien.Although finals are different, Boorman's final maybe defined as cruel while Petersen looks for a somehow "happy" ending, It can be explained by the kind of emotions that the directors are trying to cause in the viewers. However, both of the films are are really good and I strongly suggest to watch and compare them.