Enemy Mine (1985)




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Love means never having to say that you're ugly in the extravagant fantasy film Enemy Mine. Earthling Dennis Quaid is Davidge, one of many space warriors engaged in a bloody extraterrestrial battle against the Draconians. Crash-landing on a faraway planet, Davidge is forced into an "up close and personal" with the Drac (Lou Gossett Jr.), a repellant, reptilian creature. Evidently a bivalve, the Drac gives birth to a baby Drac just before expiring. Now a reluctant foster father, Davidge tries to keep himself and the baby alive while the war continues to rage all around them. The special effects (courtesy Industrial Light and Magic) are serviceable if not brilliant, and the acting is okay so far as it goes. What socks over Enemy Mine is Rolf Zehetbauer's awe-inspiring production design and Chris Walas' superb makeup work. Though a favorite on home video, the film deserves to be seen on a wide theatre screen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating: PG13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Wolfgang Petersen
Written By: Edward Khmara , Barry Longyear
In Theaters: limited
20th Century Fox


Dennis Quaid
as Willis Davidge
Jim Mapp
as Old Drac
Lance Kerwin
as Wooster
Louis Gossett Jr
as Jeriba `Jerry' Shigan
Scott Kraft
as Jonathan
Andy Geer
as Wilson
Emily Woods
as Simpson
Tony Moore
as Upfront Drac
Kevin Taylor
as Upfront Drac
Charly Huber
as Kranzer
Jazzer Jeyes
as Scarbreath
Mark McBride
as Hensler
Jack Luceno
as Drac Movement
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