Behind Enemy Lines

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Behind Enemy Lines a 2001 film is about a Navy navigator who is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

Directed by John Moore. Written by Zak Penn and David Veloz.

In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross. taglines

Chris Burnett

  • Holy Shit! We're being painted!
  • [being chased by the S.A.M] Chaff! Chaff! Chaff!

Admiral Reigart

  • Let's go get our boy back!
  • You don't know the FIRST thing about serving your country.
  • [Talking to Burnett on the radio]Burnett!! [Pauses] Zero-six, you’re a combat naval aviator, start acting like one. You've been shot down. Life is tough. I am very sorry. You pull yourself together. You do whatever it takes. Create some angles between you and your pursuers. Use your training, use your head. Evade and survive, and we will bring you home. Do you understand? We will bring you home.


Admiral Reigart: You still got your boots, have you, cowboy?
Chris Burnett: Roger. They were tied on.


  • In War There Are Some Lines You Should Never Cross.
  • Prepare to cross the line.
  • Mission: to evade and survive
  • His only weapon is his will to survive.


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