Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
The thief Gaston escapes dungeon of medieval Aquila thru the latrine. Soldiers are about to kill him when Navarre saves him. Navarre, traveling with his spirited hawk, plans to kill the bishop of Aquila with help from Gaston.
A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end, the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.Written by
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The UK cinema version had been shortened by the distributors before release following negative reviews in the US and was then cut by 27 secs by the BBFC for a PG certificate with edits made to the severed ear sequence. The cuts were restored to the 1987 15-rated video release and the full US version was released on DVD in 2002. See more »
I saw the film long time ago, when it was released in my country. Even when I think it is a great sci-fi movie that makes the viewer to reconsider about human condition and prevalence to violence, it is not an original subject. I seriously believe it is a remake from 1968 film by John Boorman "Hell in the Pacific", with two great actors, the American Lee Marvin and the Japanese Toshiro Mifune. The pot for both films are very similar: two enemy soldiers lost in an abandoned island or planet, where they start to fight each other, one is taken prisoner, manages to escape and roles are changed, until they learn to be friends in order to survive. "Hell in the Pacific", a two-actor film, may be seen as a duel of acting performances. However, I prefer to say that the actors complete each other. In "Enemy Mine",on the other hand,the acting by Louis Gosset Jr, is somehow lost because of the heavy make up for his characterizations as a lizard-like alien.Although finals are different, Boorman's final maybe defined as cruel while Petersen looks for a somehow "happy" ending, It can be explained by the kind of emotions that the directors are trying to cause in the viewers. However, both of the films are are really good and I strongly suggest to watch and compare them.
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