The Thin Red Line

Factual error: In the entire movie it's quite obvious Sean Penn has a digital watch on, even though the face is on the inside of his wrist it is occasionally visible, and the modern rubber watch band also gives it away, especially in his close-ups.

Factual error: When Woody Harroldson pulls the pin on the grenade on his belt, it sits there by the spoon. A grenade is charged by the spoon flying off and the blast cap striking the top of the grenade lighting the fuse. If the spoon is still attached, it shouldn't go off.

Alex Fulle

Visible crew/equipment: On the widescreen version of the film, near the beginning, Sean Penn is talking to a young G.I. that's worried. They are in the latrine area on the ship. While they talk, look in the mirror to the left. This is the most visible camera-on-film shot to date.

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Colonel Gordon Tall: How many men is it worth? How many lives? One? Two? Twenty? Lives will be lost in your company, Captain. If you don't have the stomach for it, now is the time to let me know.

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