Enemy Mine

Synopsis: A soldier from Earth crash-lands 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.
Director(s): Wolfgang Petersen
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

By late in the 21st century,

the nations of the Earth

were finally at peace,

working together

to explore and colonize...

the distant reaches

of space.


we weren't alone out there.

A race of nonhuman aliens

called the Dracs...

were claiming

squatters' rights...

to some of the richest

star systems in the galaxy.

Well, they weren't going to

get it without a fight.

Space was

the new battleground.

For many of us, Earth became

a precious memory light-years away.

Our only home

was a fortress in space.

As in any war,

there were long periods

with nothing to do but wait.

And then...

All personnel

to battle stations.

Prepare to launch.

This is not an exercise.

All personnel

to battle stations.

Prepare to launch.

This is not an exercise.

Flight leader. This is Echo Two.

I have four bandits at 3:00.

Roger, Echo Two. I copy.

Right ninety and go for it.

Echo Six to flight leader.

Our buddies are pulling the yellow line.

Roger, Echo Six.

Cleared one on one with two backup.

Snuff these bastards,

get home early.

I got a hot date

with Merchison.

- The nurse?

- She's gonna give in. I guarantee it.

Isn't that the same Merchison

we used to call "the white balloon"?

Come on,

she's lost 20 pounds.


Got you!

- That'a boy. Six more bandits on three.

- Yeah!

- Leader, copy that?

- They thought we didn't see 'em.

- I didn't see 'em. Did anybody see 'em?

- I see 'em now.

- Well?

- Will, bandit on zero.

Hold on

to your lunch, Joey.

Echo Six,

bandit's closing!

- Where is he, Will?

- He's right on your damn...

- Oh, Jesus!

- Bastard!

- How many K's we got left?

- Sixty-five. We have a heat problem.

- What the hell's Will doing?

- Say your prayers, toadface.


Engine heat beyond normal!

Blast 'em,

and let's get out of here!

That's Fyrine four,

unexplored territory.

Okay. Do it.


- We're hitting atmosphere.

- Visors down!

I lost him!

What's on the scope?

Willie, pull out!

We're gonna burn up!

Damn it,

where is he?

He ejected!

He's out!

The bastard's out!

Come on, Joey.

We're punching out!

Oh, sh*t!

Get your nose up.

Get your nose up.

That's it.

Get up, get up!


Come on, Joey.

Come on.


- Are you ok, Will?

- Yeah, I'm fine.


when you see Merchison,

just don't call her

"the white balloon" anymore.

It hurts her feelings.

- Okay, Joey.

- And don't let the guys call her that.

I liked her.

It's a promise,


Now, you be still.

You lay quiet.

- Will.

- What?

I'm really tired.

I'm sorry, Joey.

I'm sorry.

I could see where

the Drac fighter went down.

Its ejection capsule

couldn't be far from the wreck.

I just hoped

it wasn't dead...


It's funny, but I'd never

actually seen a Drac.

I knew they were

completely inhuman,

not even male or female,

but both, bundled together

in a scaly reptilian body.

Burn, you mother!

Burn! Ha!

Burn, sucker!

You blew it, toadface!

.... Earthman.

Hey, Drac, I'm hungry.


You understand that? Hungry, huh?

Hey, you understand

any English, toadface?


.... Earthman.

Stick it.

So your name's Jerry Sheegan.

So what?

Do you want to

know my name?

Willis E. Davidge.

How about some food?

Some food.

Give me some food!



You're kidding.


Wake up, Drac!

Wake up! Wake up!

Cut me loose!

Help me! Meteors!

Help me!

Yeah, you said it.


I could have killed you easy.

You owe me one.

What did you say your name was?

Your name! Your name!

All right. All right.

Now, listen, Jerry.

Listen. Listen.

Meteors fall here.

Uh, shwoo! Shwoo!

Many meteors here.

You understand meteors?

Uh, zerki.

Zerki fall here.

Zerki fall here,

many zerki.

We're out in the open.

If we stay here,

we, we die.

- Die.

- Die.

- [Alien Language] Die.

- Yeah.

What we got to do...

is we got to take all...

the goodies out of

that thing of yours.

- Neesay.

- The neesay.

- Nehsayyy!

- Nehsay!

Yeah, nehsay.

Get our butts

up higher in the forest.

Up there.

At least there's

some cover up there.


You know, cover?


[Alien Language]


I'm glad you agree.

Yeah, yeah.

Next time, huh?

I'll put that knife

right up your kazoo,

if you got one.

Okay, toadface.

You gonna shoot me?

Go ahead, shoot me.

Go on, shoot me! Go ahead.

Do it now! Shoot me!

The point is, Draco,

whether we live or die.

I don't love you, and you don't love me,

but we're stranded, understand?

You get it or don't you

gavee English, huh?

Yeah, poogah.

Write and tell my mother, you big frog.


We have to build

a shelter with stones.

Shelter. You gavee?


It was slow going.

Since I had to communicate

with that lizard,

I tried learning a few words

of its crude lingo.

Hey, Drac.

Drac, uh...

Forget it.

Enough talk.

Let's get on

with it, huh?


Of course, the Drac was picking up

a few words of English, too.

- Yeah!

- Sh*t!

Sh*t? What do you

mean, sh*t?

No solid.

It's solid.

I'll show you.

Huh? Ha ha!

Not solid.

Left foot.

Right foot.

This is my left foot.

This is my right foot.

And this am

both my feet.

- Yeah, great.

- Yeah, great.

This is my head.

That is

your ugly head.

No, no.

This is my head.

That is you head.

You ugly head.

Ha ha.

That is Davidge's ugly head.

All right,

that's enough!

You keep that up and you can learn

English all by yourself...

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