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Behind Enemy Lines

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Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines movie.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Moore
Release Date November 30, 2001
Language English
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
LT Chris "Longhorn" Burnett Owen Wilson
RADM Leslie McMahon Reigart Gene Hackman
LT Jeremy "Smoke" Stackhouse Gabriel Macht
MCPO Tom O'Malley David Keith
Miroslav Lokar Olek Krupa
Sasha Vladimir Mashkov
Cpt. Rodway Laurence Mason

Behind Enemy Lines is a 2001 action film that stars Owen Wilson as LT Chris Burnett, a US Navy radar intercept officer who must evade enemy forces after his F/A-18 Super Hornet is shot down over Bosnia. Gene Hackman co-stars as RADM Leslie McMahon Reigart, the US Navy admiral who leads the rescue mission to retrieve his downed officer (an interesting bit of trivia: Hackman once portrayed a downed pilot behind enemy lines in the Vietnam War film BAT*21). The film was made with the cooperation of the US Navy. The film would help launch a series of similarly themed DTV films: Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil, Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia and SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines.

The following weapons were used in the film Behind Enemy Lines:



Beretta 92SB

Both Lieutenant Jeremy Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) and LT Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) carry Beretta 92SB handguns as their sidearms. After ejecting over Bosnia after their F/A-18F Super Hornet is shot down, Stackhouse is discovered by members of the Bosnian Serb army (VRS) and a Bosnian Serb sniper named Sasha (Vladimir Mashkov) is seen taking his Beretta when he is questioned. Sasha later tries to use the Beretta to shoot at Burnett when he is discovered. Burnett later uses his own Beretta 92SB to shoot at Sasha near the end of the film. This model of the Beretta won the Air Force trials, but Burnett and Stackhouse, being Navy pilots, would probably have been issued the SIG-Sauer M11 (the US military designation for the SIG-Sauer P228) instead. However, the 92SB was created to win a Navy contract, so it is a possibility that Navy pilots could have been issued the 92SB. Note how it has a rounded trigger guard front, the later models such as the 92F and 92FS would incorporate the curved trigger guard later on.

Beretta 92SB - 9x19mm
LT Jeremy Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) with his Beretta holstered.
Sasha firing Stackhouse's Beretta 92SB, along with a CZ 75B.
LT Burnett firing his Beretta 92SB.
Rear Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) appears to also carry a Beretta 92SB when leading the rescue mission.

Beretta 92FS

In addition to the Beretta 92SBs mentioned above, a few Beretta 92FS pistols can also be seen, most notably when the US Marines are gearing up for the rescue mission aboard the Carl Vinson.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
A US Marine checks his Beretta 92FS while preparing for the rescue mission

CZ 75B

The Bosnian Serbs use CZ 75B handguns as their sidearms. It is most notably seen when Sasha (Vladimir Mashkov) uses his to fire at Burnett when he is first discovered by the Bosnian Serbs. He also uses it later on to detonate an unexploded landmine. Burnett also takes this gun from Sasha to protect himself while getting the hard drive from the ejected seat.

CZ 75B - 9x19mm
Sasha fires his CZ 75B and Stackhouse's Beretta 92SB at LT Burnett.
Miroslav Lokar brandishes his CZ 75B.

CZ 52

In the scene where LT Burnett enters the mall that the Bosnian Serb troops are attacking, he enters an area where several Bosniaks are hiding, one of them questions him while holding a CZ 52 up to his chest before the area is hit by a round fired by a Bosnian Serb tank. It is accurate that a Bosniak guerilla could be carrying a Czechoslovak pistol, as Czechoslovakia was near Bosnia, and the CZ 52 was a pistol popular with several East Bloc countries. Also, the movie was filmed in Slovakia, which was once part of Czechoslovakia, where the CZ 52 originated.

CZ 52 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Bosniak guerilla leader holds a CZ 52 on LT Burnett. Note that the hammer is not cocked, despite this being a single-action only gun.

Sniper Rifles

SIG-Sauer SSG 3000

Throughout the film, Sasha can be seen carrying a SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 sniper rifle with a Harris bipod as his main weapon, firing on Burnett with it several times as he pursues him across Bosnia.

SIG-Sauer SSG 3000 with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
Sasha fires his SIG SSG 3000 at Burnett.

CZ 700

At the end of the film when Burnett is being rescued by the US Marines, A Bosnian Serb sniper with a heavily camouflaged CZ 700 sniper rifle attempts to shoot Burnett while he's running back to the helicopters, but before he can fire, he is taken out by a US Marine sniper. The movie was made in Slovakia and they used the weapons that are in that country, except for a few possibly Yugoslavian AKs for the Bosnian Serbs.

CZ 700 with Parker & Hale bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Bosnian Serb sniper takes aim with a CZ 700 sniper rifle
Another shot of the Bosnian Serb sniper, with a better view of his rifle's receiver.

Remington 700PSS

The Remington 700PSS also appears in the film carried by US Marines (the rifle is probably meant as a substitute for the M40 Sniper Rifle, the one actually used by the USMC) One of the French special forces soldiers in the Savior Six helicopter (the call-sign being a reference to the film of the same name) can be seen holding what appears to be a Remington as well. Bosnian Serb soldiers in several scenes also carry the sniper rifle.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Bosnian Serb soldier to the right of Bazda has a Remington 700PSS sniper rifle in this scene.
The French soldier in the back has what appears to be the Remington. The French are riding in an Mi-8 Hip helicopter, which is not used by France. In the Blu-ray commentary, the director said he wanted to use a more modern helicopter accurate for the role but couldn't find one so had to make do with the Mi-8.
The US Marine on the left engages a Bosnian Serb sniper with a Remington 700PSS

SVD Dragunov

Another weapon of the Serbs is the SVD Dragunov sniper rifle. It is briefly seen in the hands of several of the troops chasing Burnett into the graves, and is used by a sniper during the climax of the film.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mmR
The Bosnian Serb in the middle of this group has an SVD Dragunov
During the final firefight, a sniper can be seen using an SVD Dragunov
A close up of the SVD Dragunov.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Several of the Bosnian Serb soldiers seen throughout the film can be seen carrying Heckler & Koch MP5A3s. These weapons can also be seen in the hands of French special forces soldiers and US Marines during the rescue mission.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
A Bosnian Serb firing an MP5A3 in the air.
A Bosnian Serb soldier with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
Captain Rodway (Laurence Mason) with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
The US Marine on the left can be seen armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

The general of the Bosnian Serb troops, Miroslav Lokar (Olek Krupa) carries a Heckler & Koch MP5K with an extended barrel throughout the film.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
Miroslav Lokar firing his Heckler & Koch MP5K at the end of the film.
Miroslav Lokar questioning LT Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) with his Heckler & Koch MP5K slung.

Assault Rifles / Carbines


While hunting for Burnett, at least one Bosnian Serb soldier can be seen carrying an AK-47 rifle. Several can also be seen in the opening scene when the Bosnian Serb soldiers were planting trees on the graves.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
The Bosnian Serb soldier in the middle can be seen carrying an AK-47 while hunting for LT Burnett. This shot is reversed as this image has the selector on the left side of the receiver.

Zastava M70AB2

During flashbacks to the ethnic cleansing scene that took place at the beginning of the film, several Bosnian Serb soldiers can be seen using Zastava M70AB2 assault rifles to slaughter civilians that would fill the mass grave Burnett and Stackhouse are later shot down for discovering. The M70 is the Yugoslav AKM copy and differs primarily in that it has a folding sight for launching grenades in front of the gas tube, which is clearly visible in the screencap below. The B1 is fixed stock and the B2 is folding stock.

Zastava M70AB2 - 7.62x39mm
Croatian Defence Council soldiers chamber their Zastava M70AB2 rifles in a flashback to the ethnic cleansing scene; note the blank fire adapter clearly visible on the muzzle. This is actually a scene taken from the film Savior.


Many of the Bosnian Serb soldiers can be seen with AKM rifles throughout the film. A couple are also seen being carried by guerrilla fighters that Burnett encounters, including Babic (Kamil Kollarik), a young Bosniak who accompanies Burnett in his attempt to reach the extraction point. Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) also commandeers one of these weapons from a dead Bosnian Serb soldier and uses it for the remainder of the film.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
On the left, Babic (Kamil Kollarik) holds an AKM rifle after picking Burnett up.
Lt. Burnett (Owen Wilson) armed with an AKM.

Sa vz. 58

Along with the AK-series rifles, many of the Bosnian Serb soldiers can also be seen carrying Sa vz. 58 assault rifles, both the fixed-stock vz. 58 P and the folding-stock vz. 58 V, most notably in the scene where Burnett is navigating the minefield. A trio of Bosnian Serb soldiers brandishing Sa vz. 58 rifles spot him and give chase, unaware of the minefield until they trigger it, killing them and destroying their rifles after he steps the trip wire and breaks the vz. 58 rifle.

Sa vz. 58 P - 7.62x39mm
Bosnian Serb soldiers armed with Sa vz. 58 P rifles.
Sa vz. 58 V - 7.62x39mm
A Bosnian Serb takes aim with an Sa vz. 58 V before setting off several land mines.
The remains of one of the Serbs' Sa vz. 58 V rifles after being destroyed by the minefield detonation.


Yet another weapon used by the Bosnian Serbs is the AKMSU carbine. It is carried by Bazda (Marko Igonda) most of the time.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit.
To the right: Bazda has an AKMSU.


The FAMAS F1 can be seen briefly in the hands of the French special forces soldiers in the "Savior Six" helicopter.

GIAT FAMAS F1 - 5.56x45mm
The French soldier closest to the right has a FAMAS.


In several scenes, US Marines can be seen armed with M16A2 assault rifles, most notably at the climax of the film, when US Marine forces rescue Burnett (Owen Wilson).

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
A US Marine checks his M16A2 prior to the rescue mission.


Some of the "M16A2s" used by the US Marines are actually M16A1s fitted with A2-style handguards.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm
US Marines firing their "M16A2" rifles from a Huey helicopter during the rescue mission. If you enlarge this image to full-size, it's possible to see that the M16s have thinner barrels with no brass deflectors or elevation-adjustable rear sights; this means that they are M16A1s with A2 hand guards, standing in for the M16A2.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

In the scene where Stackhouse is captured, some of the Bosnian Serb vehicles arriving on the scene can be seen with American-made Browning M2HB heavy machine guns mounted on them.

Browning M2HB in vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB manned by a Bosnian Serb in the back of a Russian-made UAZ-469 jeep.
A masked Bosnian Serb mans the M2.

GE M134 Minigun

When the US Marines rescue Burnett at the end of the film, several UH-1 Huey Gunship helicopters armed with GE M134 Miniguns can be seen firing at the Bosnian Serb forces trying to kill Burnett.

GE M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO
A GE M134 Minigun on the side of a UH-1 Huey Gunship firing.


When the US Marines rescue Burnett at the end of the film, several M60D machine guns can be seen door-mounted in UH-1 Huey Gunship helicopters.

M60D - 7.62x51mm NATO
An M60D machine gun can be seen behind Captain Glen Brandon (Laurence Mason) just before he fast-ropes to get Burnett.


In some scenes, a few of the T-72 tanks operated by the Bosnian Serbs can be seen with NSV heavy machine guns mounted on the tank commander's hatch on top of the turret.

Tripod-mounted NSV - 12.7x107mm
A Bosnian Serb T-72 fitted with an NSV heavy machine gun on the Commander's hatch.


During the climax of the film, an RPD light machine gun can briefly be seen being fired by one of the Serbs.

RPD - 7.62x39mm
The prone soldier in the bottom-left of the shot is armed with an RPD light machine gun.
Closeup of the muzzle of a Bosnian Serb RPD light machine gun.



When Burnett is sneaking out of the town disguised as a Bosnian Serb soldier, one of the other soldiers he passes is carrying an RPG-7 slung on his back. Only the rear end of the launcher is visible, but given the filming location, it is likely that this is a genuine RPG-7 and not the Chinese Type 69 RPG clone.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The Bosnian Serb soldier with the cigarette in his mouth can be seen carrying an RPG-7 slung on his back.

M61 Vulcan

The M61 Vulcan appears in the film as the secondary armament of the F/A-18F Super Hornet piloted by the protagonists when they are shot down over Bosnia, although the weapon is not shown being fired since the pilots were conducting a reconnaissance mission at the time and not a combat mission.

M61 Vulcan - 20mm
A closeup of the nose of Burnett & Stackhouse's F/A-18F Super Hornet, showing the firing port for the M61 Vulcan.

Phalanx CIWS

In some shots of the USS Carl Vinson, some of the ship's Phalanx CIWS turrets can be seen, though are never fired during the film.

Phalanx CIWS - 20mm
One of the Carl Vinson's port-side Phalanx turrets can be seen near the bottom of the image.

M53/59 Praga Anti-Aircraft Gun

When Burnett is discovered following Stackhouse's execution and the Serbs open fire on him, one of the weapons the Serbs fire at him is an M53/59 Praga twin-barreled 30mm anti-aircraft gun.

A Bosnian Serb soldier fires on Burnett with an M59/59 Praga anti-aircraft gun.

PROM-1 Anti-Personnel Mine

The mine Bazda steps on in the forest which is implied to be a pressure release detonated device appears to be a Yugoslavian PROM-1 anti-personnel mine, with the distinctive pronged tilt trigger of that weapon. If so, this is an error; the PROM-1's detonator is triggered by tilting the prongs, and the mine's bounding charge explodes around one second after the striker is released. The minefield Burnett is navigating when the Serbs chasing him set it off is comprised of numerous PROM-1 mines with tripwires crisscrossing the field. The detonation of the mines is falsely shown to be a directional blast, more akin to that of the American M18A1 Claymore. Strangely enough, right when Burnett stands up after the blasts an implied dud mine is shown with the detonator missing, but the body still showing. the body seems to be of the POMD-1 mine, while all the detonators used in the movie are that of the PROM-1 mine.

PROM-1 Anti-Personnel Mine
The exposed detonator and tripwire of a PROM-1 mine in the minefield Burnett navigates.
Bazda steps on a PROM-1 mine.

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