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BEHIND ENEMY LINES (2001) ***

A wisecracking Naval pilot (Owen Wilson) goes toe to toe with his hard ass superior (Gene Hackman) who warns him about his hotshot ways.  When Wilson gets shot down behi… (Oh, read the title!), Hackman disobeys orders to rescue him.  It’s strictly by-the-numbers, but if you are willing to do the math, it will add up to a solidly entertaining action movie.  Wilson’s miscasting actually works for the film.  He breathes some life into his cardboard cutout character and holds his own in his scenes with seasoned pro Hackman.  They later co-starred again in The Royal Tenenbaums.  Directed competently by John (The Omen remake) Moore.

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