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Black Hawk Down

"Leave No Man Behind."

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Dec 18th, 2001
Budget: $92,000,000.00
Revenue: $172,989,651.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 144 Minutes
Genres: Action / Drama / History / War
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Metascore N/A

Black Hawk Down Main Cast

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Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
plays Eversmann
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
plays Grimes
Tom Sizemore
Tom Sizemore
plays McKnight
Eric Bana
Eric Bana
plays Hoot
William Fichtner
William Fichtner
plays Sanderson
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (continuity error): The appearance of Hoot's rifle changes throughout the movie, often between shots (this is especially noticeable when he is firing out of the window of the Humvee).
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When the soldiers are firing the mini guns from the helicopters, the shells are falling out too slowly. A raining stream would fall out, not a small line of shells.
  • Mark Bowden (II), a staff reporter on the Philadelphia Inquirer, first detailed the disastrous 1993 Mogadishu raid in a serialized, 29-part story that appeared in the paper during November and December 1997. This was expanded into a book the following year.
  • Movie Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): The uniforms worn are 3-color desert combat uniforms (DCU) with 6-color "chocolate chip" desert Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) helmet covers. This is correct. The new DCUs adopted in 1992 (after Desert Storm) had entered the supply chain by 1993 and had begun to be issued before the Somalia incident. Elite formations like the Rangers and Special Forces are usually the first to receive new equipment, and were so equipped in Mogadishu in October 1993. The reason they still wore the older camouflaged helmet covers was due to the fact that the covers had not been issued yet. It is has been historically quite common for US helmet covers and other camouflage accessories to lag behind in the distribution of new patterned uniforms.
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