Black Hawk Down

As night falls on the city, Aidid's militants launch a sustained assault on the Americans at the first crash site. The militants are held off throughout the night by air support from Little Bird helicopters, until the 10th Mountain Division's relief column is able to reach and reinforce the American soldiers. The wounded and casualties are evacuated in the tanks, but a few of Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are forced to run on foot from the crash site. Finally after fighting through militia forces, they reach the Pakistani Compound in the UN Safe Zone.

The end titles detail the immediate aftermath of the mission and end of military operations in Somalia. Including Michael Durants release after 11 days of captivity. At which point President Clinton withdrew all US forces from Somalia.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the movie when the convoy is heading back to the Pakistan Stadium, a Humvee stops briefly to allow a man to walk across the street with a child in his arms. When the shot changes and the Humvee begins driving again, a crew member or cameraman is seen inside the Humvee wearing a white shirt. All of the men who entered the Humvee were wearing fatigues. (02:05:27)

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Trivia: In the scene where Eric Bana is talking with Eversmann after Smith has died, he lets his native Australian accent slip through. The line has something to do with "There will be plenty of time to figure all of that out. Believe me." He uses some sort of faux southern accent through the entire film except for those two words.

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Question: In the scene where Eversmann is briefing his team ready for them to gear up and go out, he says something like "sorry ass JROTC". What does JROTC stand for? (00:26:00)

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Answer: Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps is an elective course offered by many high schools, and taught by retired Commissioned and Warrant Officers, and retired senior noncommissioned officers. They do learn military drill and ceremonies, but not tactics and techniques of combat. The goal is to produce a well-rounded high school graduate who can enlist in the military at a higher pay grade. The joke, or derision, has to do with JROTC cadets who can March and salute.

Chosen answer: Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp. You have JROTC in high school and ROTC in college. It's a way of getting a commission in the military early on. It's often not looked fondly upon by officers who came up through the enlisted ranks first.

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