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Enemy Mine

Released 1985
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Wolfgang Petersen’s 1985 science fiction film was initially given a cool reception by critics and crowds alike but found a perennial home on cable thereby cementing its place in the minds of a generation raised on HBO. Echoing Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune’s grudging relationship in 1968’s Hell in the Pacific, Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett respectively play an earthling and an alien forced into a friendship on a very unfriendly planet. 

About Max Landis

Max Landis is a screenwriter, and now a director and a producer too, which is neat. He wrote Chronicle and that was pretty cool, and it looks like other stuff he wrote will be movies also, which he describes as “exciting.” Max loves movies and comics and arbitrary weirdness that doesn’t namedrop itself or try too hard to be cool.