Enemy Mine | 1985

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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Main Plot

During a long space war, the lives of two wounded enemies become dependent on their ability to forgive and to trust.


  • Dennis Quaid's character in Enemy Mine is a human astronaut who forms an unlikely alliance with an alien.
  • Louis Gossett Jr.'s character in "Enemy Mine" plays a key role as an alien being who forms an unlikely friendship with a human pilot.
  • Brion James' character in "Enemy Mine" is a ruthless and aggressive alien who becomes an unexpected ally of the protagonist.


In the ending of Enemy Mine, the human pilot, Willis Davidge, and the Drac alien, Jeriba Shigan, form a deep bond after being stranded on a hostile planet together. Jeriba dies while giving birth to a son, Zammis, who Davidge promises to take care of. Davidge manages to escape the planet with Zammis and returns to Earth, where he raises the half-human, half-alien child as his own. The film ends with Davidge and Zammis looking out at the stars, symbolizing their unity and hope for a better future.

Wolfgang Petersen