Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, when the SEALs are in the inflatable boats heading towards the coast of Beirut, there is a shot from behind showing all the SEALs wearing black diving suits. But when the shot changes to a close up of their faces, you can see they are wearing camouflage fatigues, not diving suits.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, when Hawkins is pinned down, Ramos gets on the "50" and shoots at the bad guys, making two small holes at the left side of the very large hole. In the following shot he is making the two small holes again because as we can see in this shot there are no holes at the left side of the large hole. (01:32:30)
Continuity mistake: When the 3 seals are driving to a wedding, Hawkins jumps off the bridge from the jeep, and when James Curran backs up, Chief Graham has his hand on the steel frame of the Jeep. In the following shot he is just looking down over the bridge with no hand on the steel frame of the jeep, then in the next shot it's back on the steel frame. (00:06:25)
Continuity mistake: When the team of navy seals are on the golf coarse, Hawkins spots his car being towed away, and when he chucks his golf club at it there are no bikes through the gate and only a car. In the following shot there is no car only a tree and bushes, then in the next shot the car is there again as well as some bikes that Hawkins grabs and takes off on. (00:28:00)
Continuity mistake: When the navy seals are at the extraction point at the end of the pilot rescue scene, one of the navy seals runs across to set a perimeter but gets shot, another one goes after him to pull him to safety. As the navy seal runs to help out his friend, there is a wall or something of sandbags, yet in the following shot the sandbags are no longer there and it is now some type of small vehicle with small wheels, a few sandbags on the back of it, and some other equipment. (00:17:30)
Continuity mistake: When the navy seals team are outside the warehouse where the bad guys were keeping the pilots, "God" (Bill Paxton) shoots two bad guys through the wall. The bullets make two large holes in the wall which are seen, yet when the navy seals hide in another room note the holes in the wall. The one on the left is now much bigger because it took out the top of the wall as well, yet all we saw in the previous shot was a hole in the centre of the wall not right out the top. (00:13:20 - 00:13:50)
Continuity mistake: In most instances where the Team Leader is shown close-up driving his jeep, you'll see him working the steering wheel like some 50's movie. But the full-shot views will show him with no free-play on the steering wheel.
Continuity mistake: After they have taken the pilots out of the room that the bad guys were holding them in, they are somewhat ambushed outside, and there is a white like van parked up. On the back of the van there is only one window that stretches right across the back of it, yet when Hawkins dives for cover behind it, its changed design from having one window to having two. (00:13:35)
Continuity mistake: When the navy seals are having a drink to Graham and watching him on the TV, just after Hawkins kisses the guy we see James and he has his two hands on the bar, with two Budweiser bottles and another bottle in front of him. In the following shot the bottles that were in front of him are gone and James has only got one hand one the bar and is holding a Budweiser bottle at hip height with the other hand. (01:12:00)
Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes, when LTJG Hawkins jumps out of LT Curran's Jeep, Curran backs up to the point where Hawkins went over the edge of the bridge. The Jeep has a broken RH (passenger side) taillight. When the same vehicle is leaving the wedding a short time later the taillight is fixed. Also, Curran throws Hawkin's red jacket out after him into the water, the jacket is dry when he arrives at the church. (00:06:30 - 00:08:45)