Behind Enemy Lines (1997 film)

Behind Enemy Lines is an American 1997 action film starring Thomas Ian Griffith, Chris Mulkey, Mark Carlton, and Spanky Manikan.

Behind Enemy Lines
Directed byMark Griffiths
Produced byBradley Thomas
David Bixler
Brad Krevoy
Steven Stabler
Written byAndrew Osborne
Dennis Cooley
Andrew Osborne
StarringThomas Ian Griffith
Chris Mulkey
Mark Carlton
Mushond Lee
Music byArthur Kempel
CinematographyBlake T. Evans
Edited byRoderick Davis
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
  • March 19, 1997 (1997-03-19)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Vietnamese military officer, General Nguy is purchasing nuclear triggers from a Chinese national at the border. A two-man special operations US Marine Team thwarts the transaction and obtains the triggers. However, one of the Marines, Jones, is unavoidably left behind. Mike Weston thinks Jones is dead, but when he learns otherwise from Colonel Wolfe, he goes back for him. Once in Vietnam, he is picked up and General Nguy tries to get his nuclear triggers back. Weston almost escapes, but is eventually subdued and taken to prison so General Nguy can persuade Weston to tell him the location of the nuclear triggers. News of Mike’s arrest prompts Mike Westin’s sister, Kat (Katherine) and several very loyal ex-Marine buddies go to Vietnam to help get him out. Weston’s sister and friends are eventually joined by an Embassy US Marine Sergeant Blakley. Eventually, Weston and Jones from inside the prison – family and friends from outside - finally overwhelm the prison guards. Unfortunately, Sergeant Blakley sacrifices himself to take out an armored car before it can reinforce the prison. With the nuclear triggers regained the team all make it to the rendezvous with Colonel Wolfe – except Jones. Jones is barricaded in a guard tower machine-gunning the remaining guards in a last stand. Wolfe refuses to go back for him, but Weston will have nothing of it. Jones, about to be overwhelmed, is plucked at the last second by helicopter from the guard tower. The entire team successfully escape Vietnam. In the end, Mike, Jones, the team, and their girlfriends sail off into the sunset headed to Hawaii on his yacht.

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