• Publication date: October 23, 2011

Uncovering crimes of genocide is risky business Behind Enemy Lines: Some lines shouldn�t be crossed

Behind Enemy Lines is a war film about an American naval aviator uncovering the Bosnian massacre of 1992-95.

Naval Flight Officer Lt. Chris Burnett, played by Owen Wilson, is a naval aviator aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson who is frustrated with the strict "hands-off" political policies that prevent him from experiencing combat against hostile Bosnian forces in his F/A-18 Superhornet jet.

Behind Enemy Lines is a war film about an American naval aviator uncovering the Bosnian massacre of 1992-95.

Naval Flight Officer Lt. Chris Burnett, played by Owen Wilson, is a naval aviator aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson who is frustrated with the strict "hands-off" political policies that prevent him from experiencing combat against hostile Bosnian forces in his F/A-18 Superhornet jet.

Burnett's commander, Admiral Reigert, thinks that the brash pilot doesn't have what it takes to be in the military, but the eager young officer soon gets the chance to prove his mettle.

While conducting a routine photographic reconnaissance over a remote area of the Balkans, Burnett captures grisly images that serve as proof of crimes of genocide, but his plane is blown out of the sky.

He's soon pursued on the ground by the forces of Lokar, a Serbian paramilitary leader intent on covering up the unthinkable crimes, while Reigert defies the NATO orders of his superior and risks his career to mount a covert rescue mission.

The film picked up a World Stunt Award for Best Aerial work and is rated PG-13 for war violence and some language.

Year: 2001

Duration: 106 mins

Genre: Action/War/Drama

Starring:

Owen Wilson

Gene Hackman

Gabriel Macht

Charles Malik Whitfield

Tom O'Malley

Directed by: John Moore