Action & Adventure movie directed by Sam Raimi
Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction film based on the story of the same title by Barry B. Longyear. It was produced by Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and starred Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett, Jr. The original music score is … see full wiki
Additionally, especially noteworthy is Louis Gossett, Jr.’s spectacular performance as the Drac. Say what you will about the charms of CG but Enemy Mine harkens back to a time when latex, rubber, and body paint were the means of creating something otherworldly for the screen. Not only is Gossett’s performance spectacular but the simple fact that his presence opposite Dennis Quaid throughout production seems to have elevated Quaid’s performance in terms of believability as well.
In all, Enemy Mine was most certainly lost to the wake left by science fiction giants Star Wars and Star Trek of the early 1980s during its original theatrical debut and while still readily available on the home market (in fact even as an affordable DVD double-pack with fellow 20th Century Fox 1980’s science fiction film, Alien Nation), is sadly largely overlooked. In my opinion Enemy Mine serves a timeless reminder of an era where storytelling took precedence over flashy visuals and the appeal of science fiction was strongly interlaced with what it means to be human.
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