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Other mistake: In the training room, after Randall is discussed as the record holder, the students are brought to attention. All but one is standing at attention, he is in the back on the right hand side, standing at ease.

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Visible crew/equipment: Above Helen's head the first time Ben telephones her a boom mike is visible.

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Factual error: When the new candidates report in to Rescue Swimmer School, one of the airmen is wearing the Silver Star ribbon. The person is too young to have served in another service, and there are no other service's ribbons worn - and the Coast Guard hasn't issued a Silver Star since Vietnam.

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Trivia: During the scene in Kevin Costner's office after the bar brawl involving Ashton Kutcher and his Coast Guard buddy Hodges, the title of the newspaper from which Costner reads about Kutcher's car accident is "The Cedar Rapids Chronicle." Kutcher is actually from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (although the real name of the paper is the Cedar Rapids Gazette).

Trivia: In the final scene when Jake goes back to pick up Emily at school (ala An Officer and a Gentleman), his short-sleeved dress shirt has no pockets, a strangely shaped collar and appears to be unbuttoned far too far. In the original script, Kutcher was wearing a "polo" style shirt and slacks, but the test audiences raised too many questions about his status: "Had he stayed in, gotten out, what?" that the director had a team CGI a nametag, collar devices, ribbons and proper colors to the clothes he was wearing. explaining the lack of pocket, odd collar and button issue. This is all verified on the dvd extras.


Jake Fischer: So do you have a name?
Emily Thomas: Yes, "Don't forget my money "
Jake Fischer: OK... Do you have middle name?

Ben Randall: Class 5506, will you come find me if I am lost?
Cadets: Yes, Senior Chief.
Ben Randall: Will you come save me if I am drowning?
Cadets: Yes, Senior Chief.
Ben Randall: I believe you would.

Jake Fischer: What's your real number?
Ben Randall: 22.
Jake Fischer: 22? That's not bad. It's not 200 but.
Ben Randall: 22 is the number of people I lost, Jake. The only number I kept track of.

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