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Enemy Mine

3

Space fighter pilot Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) crashlands on a planet as desolate as the Elephant Man's little black book. His only companion is the reptilian Jerry (Louis Gossett Jr), a hostile alien. Gradually, the two form a friendship.

Verdict:

An ambitious 1985 space oddity from director Wolfgang Petersen that never quite comes off. The pre-CGI special effects occasionally veer towards '60s Trek-style naff, and Maurice Jarre's synthesiser soundtrack makes John Carpenter's musical noodling seem subtle. However, this is at least an attempt to create some kind of character-driven alternative to Star Wars bombast.

Film Details

  • tbc
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2002

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