Taglines: The most daring escape.
US Airborne colonel James Cooper accepts a daredevil mission to liberate just before the impending end of the Vietnamese war some POW’s which the Vietcong refuses to exchange, from a camp that officially doesn’t even exist. he alone survives the blowing up up his team’s extraction helicopter and is captured himself.
The Vietcong camp commander, captain Vinh, collected a small fortune in gold looted from POWs and wants to buy a new life in the US, so he offers Cooper freedom for help, but is turned down. Just before a convoy arrives to deport the prisoners to Hanoi, Cooper accepts if all Americans may come with them. An adventurous chase follows, fighting each-other as well as Vietcong, not to mention selfish rogue Sparks’s tendency to mess everything up. Near the border, Cooper insists to come to the rescue of a trapped US unit’s survivors.
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.
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Directed by: Gideon Amir
Starring: David Carradine, Charles R. Floyd, Mako, Steve James, Phil Brock, Daniel Demorest, Steve Freedman, James Acheson
Screenplay by: Malcolm Barbour, James Bruner
Production Design by: Yehiel Ne’eman
Cinematography by: Marcus Manton
Film Editing by: Marcus Manton
Makeup Department: Jeanne Van Phue
Music by: David Storrs
Distributed by: Cannon Films
Release Date: April 4, 1986