Continuity mistake: Just before Demi Moore is about to get her head shaved she sees the base commander about equal treatment, and we notice very visibly that O'Neil has one side of her face bruised and all red and swollen. But in the next scene, which takes place moments later, when O'Neil is shaving her head, her injuries are all gone. Where did they all go to?
Master Chief John Urgayle: Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home. But you know the best thing about pain?
Lt. Jordan O'Neil: Don't know.
Master Chief John Urgayle: It lets you know you're not dead yet.
Trivia: Throughout the film, Master Chief John James Urgayle, played by Viggo Mortensen, reads and quotes poetry. In real life, Viggo is very fond of poetry; in addition to being an accomplished poet, skilled actor, artist, painter, and horseback rider, he published a book of his own poems entitled 'Ten Last Night' before he became well known.
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