Corrected entry: In the scene where George Clooney and the 3 other soldiers practice "a dry run" for pulling up to the bunker, they pull up to a cow and pretend it's a guard. Then the cow steps on a cluster bomb and blows up spraying blood all over the uniforms of the soldiers. However, several scenes later, the uniforms are completely clean except for dirt. This continues for the rest of the movie. There was no time or place for the soldiers to clean their clothes. (00:20:24)
Continuity mistake: In one scene, some of Saddam's troops pour oil all over Mark Whalberg's face (while forcing him to bite down on a CD so it runs into his mouth) in an attempt to torture him. The next scene, when he is rescued, he has nothing but the requisite smudges and "movie dirt" on his face. Apparently the Iraqis decided to clean the oil slick off of his face before he got rescued.
Archie Gates: You're scared, right?
Conrad Vig: Maybe.
Archie Gates: The way it works is, you do the thing you're scared shitless of, and you get the courage after you do it, not before you do it.
Conrad Vig: That's a dumbass way to work. It should be the other way around.
Archie Gates: I know. That's the way it works.
Trivia: George Clooney and director David Russell got into a fist-fight when Clooney objected to the way Russell was treating some extras. In a moment of frustration, Russell lashed out and began berating the extras and Clooney stepped in to defend them. Later, Russell would say that he wouldn't make another movie with Clooney for $20,000,000. (Sources Clooney Biography at http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/george_clooney_biog/5 and IMDb).
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