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.

Characters

  • 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.

Ending

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