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Lizard-like Draconian Louis Gossett Jr. and his mortal enemy, earthling Dennis Quaid, crash-land on a hostile planet during a brutal space battle. Forced to rely on one another for survival, they overcome their differences and become fast friends. You can almost hear them break into an off-key version of "It's a Small World." German director Wolfgang Petersen, so brutally honest with his filmDas Boot, turns warm and cuddly on us with this intergalactic buddy movie. Much of the problem, though, is that the script sets us up for an intriguing encounter, then settles for a simple and sentimental resolution. Noteworthy set design and strong performances, especially by Gossett, push this beyond mere mediocrity. His performance is fascinating, as he must speak in an alien tongue, which he maintains with artistry and consistency.--Rochelle O'Gorman
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CastBrion James, Dennis Quaid, Richard Marcus, Louis Gossett Jr., Carolyn McCormick
DirectorWolfgang Petersen
Genre:  Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Screen WriterBarry Longyear, Edward Khmara
DVD Release Date:  March 27, 2001
Runtime:  108 minutes
Studio:  20th Century Fox
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review by . August 03, 2001
Pros: Make up was fantastic     Cons: none off hand     The Bottom Line: It's true, reptiles and man can live together     Endlessly surfing the many movie channels one night, I happened on Enemy Mine, which I hadn't seen in quite some time, and decided to watch it again. Although I realize this received generally bad reviews in the press, I still find this movie heart warming and worth the watch.      The story centers …
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