The Delta Force

The Delta Force (1986)

7 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When the sailor is shot and thrown from the plane they immediately rush to him. While holding him in their arms the camera shows his feet are suddenly crossed. Difficult task for a dead person to cross their feet.

Correction: When people fall from a significant height they sometimes land in odd positions. There is one photo out there from 1945 of a suicide in NYC where a woman jumped from the Empire State Building titled "most beautiful suicide." She landed on a car and in the photo that was taken just after it happened her legs are crossed at the ankles.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the women hostages are being released from the plane, they are forced to hand over all their jewelry. The woman in the blue blouse is still clearly wearing jewelry as she runs from the plane.

Correction: There are several women who are stopped by the lead hijacker and he lets them leave with their jewelry. In fact, he gives one women her wedding band back.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie where all the hostages have been rescued and they have boarded the plane with all the Delta Force crew, beers are passed out in celebration. While everybody is singing and drinking their beers, you can see one Delta Force member take a sip of beer, but either the sip was laughably too quick to be realistic or the can was empty.

Correction: How long does it take to sip a beer? Many people can chug half a beer in one gulp.


Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the movie Chuck Norris asks Steve James where his friend is and Steve tells him that he is stuck in the helicopter but the flames are too high for anyone to reach him. When Chuck enters the back of the helicopter there are not a lot of flames between him and his friend, certainly not enough to stop anyone from reaching him.


Correction: It wasn't so much that the flames were that high or bad, but Steve mentioned that they were near fuel lines, and there was now the risk the helicopter could blow up at anytime.

Corrected entry: Just after the hijacking, the camera takes three different shots of Washington, DC, buildings. It takes shots of the Capitol, the White House, and the Pentagon. The Capitol shot has a time stamp of 2:10 AM, yet the sky looks like it to be about mid-afternoon. The next shot is of the White House. The sky is pitch black. The next shot is of The Pentagon with the time stamp of 2:15 AM. The sun is shining on the side of the building as if it were around 8 o'clock in the morning.

Correction: The times shown in the time stamps are all "zulu" time, which incase you didn't know is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern US time, the time that is used in Washinton D.C.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the hi-jackers announce their intentions, all overhead compartments are wide open with no visible doors.

Correction: The plane was a Boeing 707, which did not have doors to close the overhead bins. There is no mistake.

Corrected entry: The captain had plenty of time to signal the hijacking on the control panel yet he waits until after the hijacker enters the cockpit to hit the switch which attracts the hijacker's attention.

Correction: The Captain of an airliner would not know that the his plane has been hijacked until the hijacker himself made his presence known inside the cockpit. As to pushing the hijack button after he has been told to make a course correction, this has been standard procedure since hijacking started to become common. If he pushed the button as soon as the hijacker entered to cockpit, the hijacker might have panicked and shot the pilot.

Factual error: Although the Delta Force doesn't wear American patches because they 'work in the dark', the American Flag patch is facing the wrong way. It is supposed to have the stripes facing towards the back, as it symbolizes they they are not retreating.

More mistakes in The Delta Force

Maj. Scott McCoy: Better hurry, Nick... I think there's gonna be reinforcements on the way.
Nick Alexander: How do you know?
Maj. Scott McCoy: Something I heard on the radio.
Nick Alexander: I didn't know you spoke Arabic?
Maj. Scott McCoy: If we don't get outta here, we're all gonna be speaking it.

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