Black Hawk Down

As night falls on the city, Aidid's militants launch a sustained assault on the Americans at the first crash site. The militants are held off throughout the night by air support from Little Bird helicopters, until the 10th Mountain Division's relief column is able to reach and reinforce the American soldiers. The wounded and casualties are evacuated in the tanks, but a few of Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are forced to run on foot from the crash site. Finally after fighting through militia forces, they reach the Pakistani Compound in the UN Safe Zone.

The end titles detail the immediate aftermath of the mission and end of military operations in Somalia. Including Michael Durants release after 11 days of captivity. At which point President Clinton withdrew all US forces from Somalia.

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Factual error: In the first 15 minutes of the movie, a Delta Force operative is seen wearing a pair of Oakley X-Metal Juliets. The events portrayed in the movie took place in 1993. Oakley didn't make the Juliets until 1999. (00:05:02)

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Randy D. Shughart: My love, you are strong and you will do well in life. I love you and my children deeply. Today and tomorrow, each day grow and grow. Keep smiling and never give up, even when things get you down. So, in closing, my love... Tonight, tuck my children in bed warmly. Tell them I love them. Then hug them for me. And give them both a kiss good night for Daddy.

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Trivia: In the scene where Eric Bana is talking with Eversmann after Smith has died, he lets his native Australian accent slip through. The line has something to do with "There will be plenty of time to figure all of that out. Believe me." He uses some sort of faux southern accent through the entire film except for those two words.

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Question: Why did the film makers portray Sgt. Eversmann as the main character/hero of the story? I've read the book and his involvement was minimal.

Answer: The answer to this question is quite simple. Whenever any book is put on to the screen things must be glorified in order to catch the eye of a film goer. In movies like this one, heroes, brave men, and down right bad ass characters are what people need to see. If the movie was just like the book, there would be just a whole bunch of equally important characters, which is something very rarely seen in movies. So in short they made sgt Eversmann a main character simply because the movie needed one.

That makes sense but does anyone know why Eversmann was the specific soldier chosen as the focus for the movie?

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