Monday, May 25, 2015

Enemy Mine (1985) - (Dennis Quaid) US one-sheet

Enemy Mine (1985) - (Dennis Quaid) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US poster for the 1985 Wolfgang Peterson film Enemy Mine based on a story by Barry Longyear, screenplay by Edward Khmara and starring Dennis Quaid as Willis E. Davidge. Plot summary: Willis E. Davidge is a late 21st Century spacecraft fighter pilot for the Bilateral Terran Alliance (BTA) fighting a reptilian humanoid race called Dracs for territory in space. In a dogfight both he and his opponent Drac pilot Jeriba Shigan [Louis Gossett Jr.] crash on an alien world with two moons called Fyrine IV. The planet has a breathable atmosphere with water and a population of its own animals. The two are hostile at first but gradually become friendly, learn to help each other survive and exchange knowledge about their respective languages and cultures. When Jeriba has a child and dies in childbirth, Davidge raises it with the name Zammis [Bumper Robinson] and forms a close bond with it. This causes him to lose his hatred of Dracs; thus the film came to be known as a story about an unlikely friendship. The poster was criticized for failing to convey that idea.

Cast and crew: Wolfgang Petersen, Barry Longyear, Edward Khmara, Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus, Carolyn McCormick, Bumper Robinson, Jim Mapp, Lance Kerwin, Scott Kraft, Lou Michaels, Andy Geer, Henry Stolow, Herb Andress, Danmar, Mandy Hausenberger

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