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)
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.
Struecker: It's what you do right now that makes a difference.
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.
Question: What ever happened to the pilot that was captured by the Somalians (who had the picture of his wife and child), did he get rescued or killed?
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