PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
None of the actors playing Serbians were actually Serbian; the producers said that they hired Croats as interns and instructors to teach the actors the Serbian language, because they couldn't find any Serbs willing to work on the film due to perceived anti-Serb sentiment shown in the film. Vladimir Mashkov, who played the Serbian sniper Sasha, is Russian, and Olek Krupa, who played the Serbian General Miroslav Lokar, is Polish. Some Slovaks also participated in the film, such as Marko Igonda, who played Colonel Bazda, and Kamil Kollarik, who played a guerrilla who aids Burnett in Hac.
Admiral, what's going on down there?
Admiral Reigart: We have an F18 shot down over southern Bosnia. One pilot is suspected dead.
Admiral Piquet: Who authorized the search and rescue mission?
Admiral Reigart: I did.
Admiral Piquet: Call it off. Stand down, Admiral.
Admiral Reigart: Maybe I didn't make myself clear! We have pilots down!...
When Burnett is interrogated by Muslim guerrillas, he claims he is a soldier that was shot down. Given that Burnett is a navigator, he should not have referred to himself as a soldier, but as a navigator, as soldiers are clearly in most cases ground infantry, and not flying jets.
The UK theatrical version had one dialogue substitution (removal of a single use of the word "fuck") to secure the "12" rating. For the DVD/video release, this substitution was waived by the BBFC.
English, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Czech
$18,736,133 2 December 2001