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Behind Enemy Lines
Directed by McG
Written by Nikki Toscano (adaptation)
Jim Thomas (original story)
John Thomas (original story)
Starring B.J. Britt
Willa Fitzgerald
Gabriel Chavarria
Dylan Bruno
Marg Helgenberger
Colm Feore
Benito Martinez
Melia Kreiling
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television
Davis Entertainment
Temple Hill Entertainment
Country United States
Language English

Behind Enemy Lines is an unaired 2017 television pilot loosely based on the 2001 film of the same name.

It was intended to be sold to 20th Century Fox Television's syndication studio 20th Television as a regular series. Fox declined to purchase the pilot and it instead became a made-for-television film, marking the fifth title in the film series after the 2014 sequel.

The pilot is often mistaken with the 2017 German World War II film of the same name. Although the German film tells a similar story in which German troops are trapped behind Russian lines, it is no other way related to the American films.

The intended series was produced by Davis Entertainment whose company previously produced the 2001 film released by Fox.


The movie pilot followed the general context as the 2001 film in which episodes would follow members of the United States Navy operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tyson, as they deploy aircraft and ground troops in combat zones as well as members of the United States Intelligence Community headquarters in Washington, D.C. who are tasked with safely extracting trapped service personnel from enemy territory as discretely as possible.


Main cast

  • B.J. Britt as Reggie Mitchella, United States Marine Corps (USMC) weapons systems officer previously assigned to U.S. Naval Pilot Ziggy Rodriguez
  • Gabriel Chavarria as Ziggy Rodriguez, U.S. Naval pilot
  • Dylan Bruno as Scott Byrne, the cautious, but firm U.S. Naval Commander of the Air Group aboard USS Tyson
  • Benito Martinez as Mateo Rodriguez, respectable career Navy man serving as Executive Officer aboard USS Tyson
  • Colm Feore as Under Secretary of State David Alexander
  • Willa Fitzgerald as Roxanne Daly, U.S. Naval pilot stationed on USS Tyson and Ziggy's ex-girlfriend
  • Marg Helgenberger as Admiral Bobbie Decker
  • Salvator Xuereb as Secretary of State James

Additional cast

  • Charlene Amoia as Christine Nelson
  • Gene Farber as Anton Ruzinsky
  • Garrett Coffey as Jacob Winters
  • Endre Hules as Father Timofei
  • Jon Snow as Petty Officer Henry
  • Matt Magnusson as Zach Kennedy
  • Ondrej Habinak as Ambassador Yashenko