Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end when Mark is walking into the hotel, the reflection of the camera operator can be seen to the left in the door. (01:34:00)

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Suggested correction: There is also the world media outside filming the survivors entering the hotel. To say it is a camera operator, while statistically true, can't be classed a mistake as we don't know if it's a member of the media.

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This is the actual camera filming the shot. That's a mistake.

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Where exactly? looking at the scene it's hard to tell the difference.

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Factual error: Helicopters are very loud. There is no way you could have a normal conversation whilst flying in one. Even shouting would be difficult to hear. Anyway, you are required by health and safety procedures to wear ear protection. This is normally ear plugs. You would also wear headsets so you can hear announcements from the flight crew such as where you are (as they normally drop off at many rigs) and any emergency instructions. Plus as they are flying over water, they would be wearing immersion suits (dry suits) and life jackets.

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Suggested correction: I've worked offshore in the Gulf of Mexico since 1997 and while I have always worn inflatable life jackets aboard crew change helicopters I've never worn immersion suits, nor have I seen anyone else wearing them - they are for "cold water" areas which the Gulf of Mexico is not. Also, headsets are rarely issued aboard crew change helicopters (at least in the Gulf of Mexico) because most have a PA for the pilots to pass information.

Factual error: Towards the end of the movie when the hotel keys are handed out, they're IHG hotel keys for the Crowne Plaza. When the incident occurred, the cards would have been Priority Club, not IHG. (01:34:10)

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Trivia: When Mr Jimmy gets off the helicopter, he has a quick discussion with Mr. Skip who is played by director Peter Berg. (00:14:00)

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Question: Is it true Jimmy Harrell was taking a shower as the disaster began?

Answer: Yes. There are actually many cases where the actors portray what the actual people were doing at the time of the disaster. Another example is when the guy (I can't remember his name off the top of my head) rubs mud off the main drill pipe.

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The guy who rubs the mud off the main pipe name is Caleb.

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Answer: Yes.

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