The Deer Hunter

Visible crew/equipment: When Mike comes back from war, he goes for a walk with Linda and a cameraman gets reflected on a window shop.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the film, when Linda is getting ready for her wedding, standing in front of the mirror at home, a boom mic is visible at the top of the mirror. (00:07:45)

Factual error: When Michael Vronsky gets back from his tour he has a full grown beard. The only branch of the service that allows a beard is the Navy, and he was an Army Green Beret. The beard would only have been tolerated if Mike was either not in his Class A uniform or actively performing on a mission, neither of which are the case here. In addition, he's wearing a Black Beret, but his left shoulder patch is the 101st airborne, not Special Forces. Finally, he has six or seven hash marks on his right sleeve. Each hashtag is for 3 years of active duty service.

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Suggested correction: Right sleeve hash marks are for 6 month tours of duty, left are for 3 years' service.

The hash marks on his right sleeve are overseas bars, each bar represents 6 months of service in a combat or hostile fire zone. The hash mark on his left sleeve represents 4 years of enlisted service. Obviously, nobody cared about the uniform in 1976.

Each hash mark on the left sleeve is 3 years' service.

The black beret was worn by US Army rangers who were assigned to a ranger unit, in the 1960's and 70's.

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Michael: You okay?
Linda: Did you ever think life would turn out like this?
Michael: No.

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Question: What are the silver pins on Dinero's shoulders on his dress uniform?

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Answer: Dinero is a US army ranger sporting the special forces identification badge on his shoulders. There are many inconsistencies in the uniform though.

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