We were soldiers

The wardrobe was massive and included dirty and ruined uniforms. For example, the seriousness of the overrun of C Company under the command of Capt. Army had never met its North Vietnamese counterpart in a major battle. Despite the aforementioned differences from the book and departures from historical accuracy, Gen.

They were surrounded, outnumbered, and locked in a fight for survival against trained and battle-hardened North Vietnamese regulars. Plumley, Sam Elliott put his wedding back on his dog tags, just like the real Plumley did.

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Some soldiers were less pleased: Retired Col Rick Rescorla , who played an important role in the book and was pictured on the cover and later died in the September 11 attacks , was disappointed, after reading the script, to learn that he and his unit had been written out of the film. Led by Col. Despite the aforementioned differences from the book and departures from historical accuracy, Gen. I think people forget that these men have families, and these families have problems, and the wives are left alone to deal with them as best they can. Reinforcements were a long way off and had to be flown in by helicopter. She really cared. After meeting with the real Joe Galloway, Barry Pepper who played the reporter in the film, smoked the same cigarettes that Galloway smoked in Vietnam, carried the exact same equipment, down to a pair of heavy books, and a snub-nosed revolver. Rarely has a foe been portrayed with such measured respect for a separate reality, which should come as a relief to critics I'm one of the enemy's facelessness in Black Hawk Down; vignettes of gallantry among Vietnamese soldiers and such humanizing visual details as a Vietnamese sweetheart's photograph left behind, in no way interfere with the primary, rousing saga of a fine American leader who kept his promise to his men to "leave no one behind dead or alive. Bruce Crandall, aka Snakeshit, had a sense of humor about it, playfully mocking himself and his fellow actors in some behind-the-scenes footage. Plumley, Sam Elliott put his wedding back on his dog tags, just like the real Plumley did. To get into his role as Sgt.

Hal Moore, played by Mel Gibson in the film, those on the ground had only the men to their left and right to rely on. The American soldiers were far from friendly lines.

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For example, Mel Gibson had an entire clothes rack of uniforms from squeaky clean to downright filthy, and everything inbetween. To get into his role as Sgt. Led by Col. For instance, the film depicts a heroic charge under the command of Lt. There are many additional historical differences between the book and the movie, presumably made to shorten the length of the movie.

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