Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
is a 2006 war film
and the sequel to Behind Enemy Lines
. The film was written and directed by James Dodson
, starring Nicholas Gonzalez
, Matt Bushell, and Joseph Steven Yang
. Despite its title, the film does not follow the first part, and was released direct-to-video
on October 17, 2006.
The story is not linked to the first part of the series. Instead, it focuses on a fictional explanation for the Ryanggang explosion
in 2004, in which an unexplained mushroom cloud occurred in North Korea.
After reconnaissance satellites detect a large, three-stage Topol
intercontinental ballistic missile carrying a nuclear weapon
in North Korea
, which can strike anywhere in the continental United States, a fictional United States President Adair T. Manning (Peter Coyote
) orders a team of U.S. Navy SEALs
to destroy the missile and the launch site. The team led by Lieutenant Robert James (Nicholas Gonzalez
aborts the mission after it receives new information, but by the time the abort order is sent, four SEALs, including James, have already parachuted into North Korean territory. When North Korean forces led by Commander Hwang (Joseph Steven Yang
) find the SEALs, two of the Navy SEALs are killed in a gun battle, and James and Callaghan are captured and tortured by North Korean troops.
After South Korean
special forces rescue James and Callaghan, President Manning and the South Korean government send the SEALs and South Korean special forces... Read More