Corrected entry: If the doctor was able to choose the people to go on the helicopter, why didn't she make up a reason to put the president's son on the helicopter for his safety? She could have said he was sick. (01:14:40)
Corrected entry: Lt Waters and his team arrive at the mission at night time. They tell Lena that she must be ready to leave in half an hour. They leave during daylight. It is mentioned on leaving that they will meet the chopper in an hour and a half but night falls again before that happens. (00:12:30 - 00:15:00)
Corrected entry: In this movie almost all the Nigerian people have bright white teeth, whiter than the soldiers. These people live in poverty, its most likely they don't by supplies for their mouth to keep them that white.
Corrected entry: When the refugees and the US boys reach the chopper for the fist pickup, the door gunner (that dude with the white helmet w/ black visor) exits the bird in order to secure the extraction or whatsoever. His position changes every shot. First, he is at the left side of the door close to the heli. Then we see a overhead shot and he is kneeling at quite a distance to the slick. Finally he is at the right side of the door, again really close to the bird. And this within splits of seconds without moving. Seems the US have secretly invented the beaming technology...
Corrected entry: Lt. Waters (played by Bruce Willis) is well into his thirties, if not early forties. The character seems to be remarkably old for someone who is still only a Lieutenant. Since this is the most junior commissioned rank it is almost exclusively occupied by much younger officers, there also being an age restriction within which a commission can be awarded. The only reason to remain a Lieutenant would be due to being unworthy of promotion, but then why put such a soldier in charge of a high profile rescue mission?
Corrected entry: When the Rebels find the dead body (with the tracking device) before this there are some vultures in the sky. You can hear them cawing but it is not the sound a vulture would make. (01:20:20)
Corrected entry: During the movie one of the US army soldiers uses a laptop. It must be a very special one since the battery lasts for days.
Corrected entry: After the Seals are picked up the first time and most of the people are left behind, on the way out, they fly over the village and see the destruction. There are plenty of areas big enough to land a helicopter. Why did they have to travel all night to the pick up point?
Corrected entry: Tom Skerrit's character is always called "captain". But his rank insignia show that he is a colonel.
Corrected entry: When the Navy Seals are liberating the small African Village, watch the part right before they find the very badly tortured African mother. We see them walk up a dirt path to the tortured mother. You can see in the background a fire, but it isn't burning like it's on grass, you can see it's coming straight out of a theater flamethrower.
Corrected entry: In real life, an aircraft carrier always sails with a battlegroup (cruisers, destroyers, etc.), never by itself.
Corrected entry: In a Navy Seal Team, the soldier with the M203 grenade launcher would never be a radio operator, another soldier would do that.
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie the SEALS never re-apply camo paint. While I understand that they are traveling with civilians, this would be important considering that they would be scouting, pulling guard and working as rear security. Bruce Willis's shiny head would not benefit them. Why would they try to be more visible than necessary?
Corrected entry: In the scene where the SEALs are eating the MRE's, feeling guilty, they give them to the natives, and one of them says, "I don't like roast beef anyway". There are plenty of MRE menus, (over 30) but no roast beef version.
Corrected entry: If the SEAL team can see the location of the enemy following them, why didn't they call an airstrike in earlier?
Corrected entry: Seals were evacuated by 2 SH-60 Seahawk helicopters. This kind of helicopter is used for ASW (anti-submarine warfare) operations, it wouldn't be used for evacuation.