Black Hawk Down

The film takes place during October 1993 when the U.S. sent a special forces team into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and aid to the starving people. Using Black Hawk helicopters to insert the soldiers onto the ground, an unprecedented attack by Somalian forces brings down two of the helicopters. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their advantage while enduring heavy gunfire and losses. A true glimpse into the mission that went horribly wrong for many reasons.

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Factual error: In the first 15 minutes of the movie, a Delta Force operative is seen wearing a pair of Oakley X-Metal Juliets. The events portrayed in the movie took place in 1993. Oakley didn't make the Juliets until 1999. (00:05:02)

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Struecker: It's what you do right now that makes a difference.

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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: Why did the film makers portray Sgt. Eversmann as the main character/hero of the story? I've read the book and his involvement was minimal.

Answer: The answer to this question is quite simple. Whenever any book is put on to the screen things must be glorified in order to catch the eye of a film goer. In movies like this one, heroes, brave men, and down right bad ass characters are what people need to see. If the movie was just like the book, there would be just a whole bunch of equally important characters, which is something very rarely seen in movies. So in short they made sgt Eversmann a main character simply because the movie needed one.

That makes sense but does anyone know why Eversmann was the specific soldier chosen as the focus for the movie?

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