American Sniper

Character mistake: When Chris joins the Marine unit they are going to breach a door. Chris removes his shooting hand from his weapon to signal the breacher. He would have used his support hand.

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Character mistake: While watching the events of 9/11, the broadcaster notes that the "south tower is collapsing" while footage of the North tower's later collapse is showing. The south tower fell first, 29 minutes prior to the north tower. (00:22:25)

Factual error: When Taya is watching TV and sees the first of the Twin Towers get hit by the suicide plane, she calls to Chris and they watch it together. Chris was born in 1974 and it states he enlisted at 30 which would've been 2004. The bar scene where Taya and Chris meet was after he completed his BUDS training and sniper school. Which, if was timeline accurate would have been 2004 or 2005. Therefore they could not have watched the events of 9/11/01 unfold together on TV because the wouldn't have known each other yet.

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Suggested correction: Chris Kyle joined the Navy in 1999. Not 2004. His book American Sniper does say he was at Taya's house on 9/11. He was summoned back to the base and got caught speeding. Luckily the officer decided to not ticket him.

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Question: When Chris and co are having dinner with an Iraqi family, why does Chris react the way he does when he sees the mark on the Iraqi father's left elbow? What does Chris think it is?

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Chosen answer: Chris has "shooter's strawberries" on his elbows, which are red callouses caused by lying in the sniper's position for long periods. He notices the same marks on the elbows of the father, and realizes that he too is a military sniper.

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