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Capt. Scott O'Grady- Behind the Enemy Lines
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Posted on 08/07/2005 5:13:04 AM PDT by F14 Pilot

Hmmmm... I just watched the movie "Behind the enemy lines". Although it might be a dumb movie but it reminded me of the true story of Capt. Scott O'Grady who was shot down over Bosnia.

The film is centred around the Srebrenica Massacre. Admiral Leslie Reigart's (Hackman) carrier battle group is in the final stages of a NATO peace keeping deployment when the F/A-18F Super Hornet of Chris Burnett (Wilson) and his pilot is shot down by renegade Serbian forces.

The resulting attempts to rescue the downed aviator are complicated by political considerations which are enforced on Reigart by his NATO commanding officer Admiral Piquet (Joaquim de Almeida.)

In Bosnia, the lone U.S. soldier attempts to evade Serbian troops and a hired assassin. After dodging special forces, mine fields, and tanks, he manages to contact the carrier. After retrieving photographic evidence of the massacres, he is rescued in a dramatic helicopter rescue mission.

The film was based on a true story of a downed U.S. soldier who managed to survive behind enemy lines. Admiral Reigart, because he disobeyed Piquet's orders of not sending in a search and rescue team, is reassigned to an "administrative" position in Washington. However, quoting the film, "Admiral Reigart decided to resign from the Navy with the respect of all his men."

The movie is based on the experiences of former United States Air Force captain Scott O'Grady, who was shot down on June 2, 1995 over Bosnia. He managed to survive for six days before being rescued.

Thought this might be a good opportunity to salute all our men and women in uniform, serving their country.

I salute you!

TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bosnia; enemy; f16; helpingragheads; killinginnocentserbs; milosevic; movie; moviereview; nato; ogrady; serbwarcriminals; us; usaf; wagthedog; warofnatoagression

1 posted on 08/07/2005 5:13:05 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot
Met Scott here in Tulsa after a speaking engagement.

Had beer at Arnie's.

2 posted on 08/07/2005 5:17:11 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: F14 Pilot

The best thing about that movie was that it made the European NATO guy look like a Clymer.

3 posted on 08/07/2005 5:45:34 AM PDT by Sloth (History's greatest monsters: Hitler, Stalin, Mao & Durbin)
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To: Sloth

The guy was French!

I don't understand though... France is not a military member of NATO.

They take part in political branch of NATO not the Military one!

4 posted on 08/07/2005 5:49:48 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

I've seen the movie. Not bad.

5 posted on 08/07/2005 5:55:38 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: F14 Pilot
They aren't an active military member. In fact the French were taking part in the operations in the Adriatic. I was there. The Brits, the French and the US all had a carrier their. It was a bit tight.

The French refused to talk to anyone and kept sending their F-8s toward us (coming back off the beach), supersonic with their transponders off. The second day we almost splashed one. Our Admiral sent the French a very direct message telling them that if they didn't comply by sending us their airplan, we were going to shoot them down the next day.

They sent us their airplan.

The Brits on the other hand were a joy to work with. They dropped off a ham dinner for our captain on Easter (it was a live pig let lose on the flight deck).
6 posted on 08/07/2005 6:08:26 AM PDT by SampleMan
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To: F14 Pilot

That movie had great potential and some good moments but the hollywood prescription for larger-than-life stunts and unbelievable special effects ruined it.

7 posted on 08/07/2005 7:25:18 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: F14 Pilot

Maybe he was supposed to be Belgian?

8 posted on 08/07/2005 2:27:21 PM PDT by Sloth (History's greatest monsters: Hitler, Stalin, Mao & Durbin)
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To: F14 Pilot; battlegearboat; Sloth; SampleMan; joan; FormerLib; Destro
What did really happen? We don’t know for sure. But it seems that the Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic (and/or Serbia’s President Slobodan Milosevic), made a deal, brokered by the UN, intended to make Clinton look good at home. They released the captive pilot and let the marines "rescue" him. In return, they probably got assurances that they won’t be bombed again by NATO. And that the Administration will not allow the arms embargo to be lifted.
10 posted on 08/20/2005 9:47:21 PM PDT by zagor-te-nej (
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To: zagor-te-nej

Pull the tinfoil hat down a little tighter. Some of the rays are getting through.

11 posted on 08/21/2005 3:30:49 AM PDT by SampleMan
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To: zagor-te-nej; F14 Pilot
That movie stole footage from a Serbian directed movie called "Savior" (1998) staring Dennis Quaid.

Knowledgeable people noted that the massacre scene of "Behind Enemy Lines" in the main characters' flashbacks, the supposedly "Serb" soldiers are wearing the Croat insignia, including the sahovnica:

And people who've watched both movies recognize that part from towards the end of the movie "Savior" where Croats massacre Muslims at a lake edge.

12 posted on 08/21/2005 12:43:03 PM PDT by joan
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To: mainepatsfan
not bad the movie was excellent !!!!
13 posted on 10/03/2013 8:08:08 PM PDT by 65stangcoupe
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