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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Longyear, Edward Khmara
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2001
20th Century Fox


as Willis Davidge

as Stubbs

as Old Drac

as Wooster

as Jonathan

as Wilson

as Simpson

as Upfront Drac

as Upfront Drac

as Kranzer

as Scarbreath

as Hensler

as Drac Movement
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Critic Reviews for Enemy Mine

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 5, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I loved this movie as a kid. Haven't seen it since.

July 25, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum

A highly memorable, very touching fantasy

March 11, 2005


December 20, 2004
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Enemy Mine

The effects of this childhood favorite of mine may not have aged well, considering it is two years "younger" than the still excellent Return of the Jedi, but the story still works. In this sci-fi adventure a man and an enemy fighter alien crash on the same planet and have to work together to survive. The growing friendship may be a tad too mushy at times and of course we know they'll overcome their differences, but that's told in such a charming, humorous and fun way that it's hard not to like this film. Gossett Jr. manages to bring a lot of emotions through his (excellent) alien make-up and Quaid always makes for a great leading man. The plot even takes a rather unexpected turn in the third half and makes you honestly question if all this ends well after all. A lovable, even if naive, space adventure. Maybe a guilty pleasure today, but still a fun film.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


A vey good and touching film which has obvious under currents of racism and hatred. Both actors are very good as they try to adapt and get on with each other, the look is good but alittle obvious as sets, not great but good and you do feel for the Draconians as the films nears its climax. Its a nice idea that works well and does highlight how cruel and meaningless racism is, quite emotional and touching as the finale builds tension which gets you rooting for the hero.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


It's either one of the worst movies ever made or a B-Movie classic, that's really the only way I can see it. The dialogue and forced racism element is utterly hilarious. Then there's just this really bizarre alien birthing/aging process that I will never truly understand. While it's extremely enjoyable and fun, I don't think any of it was intentional.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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