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)
The film takes place during October 1993 when the U.S. sent a special forces team into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and aid to the starving people. Using Black Hawk helicopters to insert the soldiers onto the ground, an unprecedented attack by Somalian forces brings down two of the helicopters. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their advantage while enduring heavy gunfire and losses. A true glimpse into the mission that went horribly wrong for many reasons.
Pilla: Colonel, they're shooting at us! Colonel, they're shooting at us!
McKnight: Well shoot back!
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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