Green Berets

Other mistake: After one of Col. Kirby's soldiers has been killed he takes the dead soldier's M-16 and smashes it against a tree. Instead of a magazine the rifle has a plastic sound box, because the 'rifle' is really a toy made by Mattel.

Other mistake: When Kirby and the Sarge are in the helicopter during the big battle scene, when Kirby talks to Kowalski, you can see that Kirby's mouth is not matching what he says. Look closely because his hand blocks his mouth.

Other mistake: When Peterson is walking and gets caught in the trap, when he flies and hits the sharp needle bed, you can see clearly that the right one of them bends like rubber.

Factual error: The final scene of the movie has Col. Kirby and the little Vietnamese boy supposedly on the beach at Da Nang, Vietnam. Kirby is saying, "The future of 'nam is you, kid", and the camera pans out to the sea and the sun is going down. The sun's sinking in the east...

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Suggested correction: Nowhere in the film are we told where in Vietnam the Green Beret base is, just that it is in South Vietnam (of course). South Vietnam has a Western coast, along the Gulf of Thailand, along which anyone can watch the sun set over the sea.

Around the 18:00 - 18:30 mark a character welcomes John Wayne to Da Nang. This base is returned to throughout the film, including the infamous sun setting in the east scene. Da Nang's beaches face to the Northeast. Only when you get south of Nha Trang does the Vietnamese coast begin to offer a south to southwest horizon on the ocean.

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Trivia: David Jassen's nickname around the set was "Klutzy." He couldn't walk three feet without falling over something.

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