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Behind Enemy Lines (1986 film)

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Director  Gideon Amir
Music director  David Storrs
Language  English, Vietnamese
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, War, Adventure
Country  USA
Behind Enemy Lines (1986 film) movie poster
Writer  Malcolm Barbour, James Bruner, Avi Kleinberger, John Langley, Jeremy Lipp
Release date  April 1986 (USA)
Screenplay  Malcolm Barbour, John Langley, James Bruner, Avi Kleinberger, Jeremy Lipp
Cast  David Carradine (Col. James Cooper), Steve James (Johnston), Mako (Capt. Vinh)
Similar movies  Yoram Globus was an executive producer for Behind Enemy Lines and produced Missing in Action
Tagline  The most daring escape!

Attack force nam 1986 aka behind enemy lines

Behind Enemy Lines is a 1986 American action film directed by Gideon Amir and starring David Carradine. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue where Colonel Cooper, an Airborne commando, is sent to Vietnam to free American soldiers caught in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.


The film is also known as Attack Force 'Nam (American DVD title), P.O.W. the Escape (American reissue title).

P o w the escape trailer aka behind enemy lines 1986


Colonel Cooper (David Carradine) is a U.S. Airborne commando who comes to Vietnam with a special mission to liberate imprisoned American soldiers. He gets caught in a North Vietnamese POW camp where there are other airbornes as well as regular soldiers. Action is set at the end of the war and he, as the highest-ranking officer in the POW camp, is to be sent to Hanoi and prosecuted by the North Vietnamese. Camp commander Vinh (Mako Iwamatsu) gets an order to send him to court but instead of obeying it, he offers Cooper a deal - he will help him get to the American sector and then Cooper, in return, would help him immigrate to the USA, where Vinh has family.

Cooper promptly disregards his proposition, as he's a tough soldier who would rather sacrifice his own life than help the enemy. However Vinh is persistent persuading him, threatening that if he'll not accept his deal, then all of the fellow prisoners from his camp will die. Given that threat Cooper reconsiders Vinh's offer, and accepts the deal, but under one condition - all of the camp prisoners must go with them. Vinh, being short of time (as Hanoi set deadline for sending Cooper to court) OK's the plan and so they leave camp in column of two jeeps and a truck (prisoners are hidden in a tank truck while Cooper goes with Vinh in a jeep). Their journey won't be without obstacles as they need to go through zones controlled by The North Vietnamese, and through the jungle wilderness.


  • David Carradine as Col. James Cooper
  • Charles R. Floyd as Sparks
  • Mako Iwamatsu as Capt. Vinh
  • Steve James as Johnston
  • Phil Brock as Adams
  • Daniel Demorest as Thomas
  • Tony Pierce as Waite
  • Steve Freedman as Scott
  • James Acheson as McCoy
  • Rudy Daniels as Gen. Morgan
  • Ken Metcalfe as Gen. Weaver
  • Kenneth Weaver as Teague
  • Irma Alegre as Bargirl
  • Spanky Manikan as NVA officer
  • Estrella Antonio as Vietnamese mother
  • Tony Beso Jr. as Young boy in Se village
  • John Falch as GI with Thomas
  • Pen Medina as NVA #1 in empty camp
  • Chris Gould as POW #1
  • Brian Robillard as POW #2
  • Leif Erlandson as POW #3
  • Brian Tasker as POW #4
  • Jim Gaines as POW #5
  • Eric Hahn as GI #1
  • Mansour Khalili as GI #2
  • Tony Realle as GI #3
  • Willie Williams as GI #4
  • Avraham Karpick as Murphy
  • Bill Kipp as Soldier at fuel depot
  • Andrew Sommer as Soldier at fuel depot
  • Victor Barjo as Soldier at fuel depot
  • John Barrett as Soldier at fuel depot
  • Henry Strzalkowski as Soldier at fuel depot
  • References

    Behind Enemy Lines (1986 film) Wikipedia
    Behind Enemy Lines (1986 film) IMDb Behind Enemy Lines (1986 film)

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