LOS ANGELES: 20th Century Fox hosted the international premier of
military thriller Behind Enemy Lines onboard a navy carrier during the
Thanksgiving weekend, becoming the first studio to act on Washington's
request for Hollywood's support of the war.
"A short time ago, I joined other studio executives in a meeting with
White House advisor Karl Rove to explore ways in which the film industry
could step up its efforts to aid the men and women serving our country,"
said Fox studio head Tom Rothman in a statement. "As a first step, we
decided to bring Behind Enemy Lines directly to those who helped inspire
the movie and make it happen."
The premiere took place on the USS Carl Vinson, currently stationed in
the Arabian Sea. Part of the thriller about a pilot shot down in hostile
territory was filmed onboard the carrier, and many of the 5,000-strong
crew appear as extras.
David Keith, the film's costar, was also present for the premiere, and
celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday onboard.
Fox also screened the film at a San Diego naval base earlier in November
aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, which recently returned from active