Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Enemy Mine (1985)

This is a solid movie. At the end of the 21st century spacefaring humans are at war with hermaphrodite reptilian aliens known as Dracs. During a battle, Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid) and alien Jeriba Shigan (Louis Gossett, Jr.) crash land on a desolate rocky planet with frequent meteorite storms. Initially they are very hostile towards each other, but soon realize that their only hope for survival is to work together and learn to communicate. Jeriba dies due to complications while giving birth to a baby Drac. Davidge names the creature Zammis and raises it until they are attacked by a group of human scavengers who use the aliens for slave labor.

The story is based on the 1979 novella written by Barry Longyear.


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