Corrected entry: Right after Swagger takes the first shot at the helicopter with his M82A1, we see him from behind reaching his hand to reload the rifle. We hear a metallic sound of reloading but if you look carefully, his hand doesn't even touch the cocking handle.
Corrected entry: In the beginning when Swagger's partner fires the M203 grenade launcher at one of the trucks, he was about 900 yards or more away from them. An actual M203 grenade launcher can only fire up to 500 yards. (00:06:40)
Corrected entry: In the scene with the helicopters landing on the mountain top there should have been snow blown up around them as they land from the force of the blades.
Corrected entry: Right after Swagger's friend is killed by the helicopter we see him revealing his M82A1 sniper rifle. After every shot he makes Swagger is reloading the rifle by cocking it, but his rifle is semi-automatic and doesn't need to reload after every round fired.
Corrected entry: Swagger is shot twice during the set-up and you see him apply "quick-clot" to both wounds, one at his shoulder and one near his hip, but when Donnie's widow is patching him up, there is no mark on his hip where a wound should be. Likewise when his dressing is being changed and he gets up. The wound on his hip should be visible even in poor light.
Corrected entry: As Swagger walks out of the airplane hanger, a huge American flag is displayed hanging on the wall. It has the stars displayed on the right, but it should be on the left. Every military person knows that.
Corrected entry: The sniper continually switches shooting hands. During several scenes, Walberg shoots with his right hand (both helicopters, Barrett on Dinty Moore can, agents at boat launch). In other sniper shots, he shoots with his left hand (pistol [most], three guys on mountain-top, as well as dude with shotgun to girl's neck). He also does it with the knife (first guy into kidneys - right hand; second guy in neck from culvert -left hand).Bossdawg
Corrected entry: If you watch the scene on the snowcapped mountains where the two helicopters land, and pay close attention to the location of each sniper, you'll see that there is no possible way each sniper could assume his position without the others seeing them: the whole shootout would have occured long before the helicopters landed.
Corrected entry: In the scene at Wahlberg's home in the mountains, Glover throws him a medal in a case and asks if he knows what it is. Wahlberg answers, "The Congressional Medal of Honor." This is incorrect. It is simply the Medal of Honor. (00:12:10)
Corrected entry: As mentioned in a DVD feature, the film portrayed bullet trajectory as a straight line. This is inaccurate due to gravity. If the snipers within the movie were to realistically shoot the targets at such a long distance, they would need to aim upwards and shoot in an arc. The trajectory was done straight to save from the (complex) explanation of the physics, and ultimately, to save the gory simulation of an actual hit with an arc trajectory.
Corrected entry: in the scene where Wahlberg delivers his recon report to the secret service agents on the likely assassination locations, there is a huge flag hanging in the airplane hangar. It is behind him as he leaves after delivering his report. The flag is hung backwards - - would never happen in a real government location. American flags are always hung with the blue union section in the upper left to a viewer.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the gunny walks into a room he has rented and after buying things to patch himself up, notice the gunshot wound that was on his right shoulder is now on his left, then in the next scene it is back on his right shoulder again.
Corrected entry: When Walhberg is on his cell phone at his cabin talking about leaving for a few days and having his dog fed, it's already been established he is living up in the mountains in an extreme remote area. How is his cell phone getting any signal?
Corrected entry: When Gunny cuts through the back seat of the FBI cruiser and pulls out the medic bag he grabs the quick clot and uses it. He has been in the mountains for 36 months as stated on screen so how did he know about quick clot and how to use it. I am a medic in the military and we have just recently (within the last 6 months) been trained on and issued quick clot. Quick clot is very dangerous if not used properly and CAN do more harm than good.EMTurbo
Corrected entry: In the scene on the mountain top, Sarah Fenn picks up the senator's Beretta and shoots the already wounded FBI agent. She fires around 5 shots and then you see the slide lock back. However the Beretta would typically have 15 round per magazine. Even the magazines during the ban would have had 10 rounds.