History Film / BlackHawkDown

13th Oct '17 3:11:14 AM TrollBrutal
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* ExecutiveMeddling
** InUniverse: Task Force Ranger's mission in Somalia was poorly defined other than "get rid of Aidid." Operational plans had to be approved by cabinet members in Washington (with little to no military experience and a very incomplete picture of the situation in Mogadishu), who would insist on changes that were often unrealistic and counterproductive. Aidid easily avoided capture by moving around to take advantage of this lag time (which varied from hours to days)--by the time an assault was authorized, he was already gone. The Task Force's morale dropped, taking discipline with it, while the local Somalis grew increasingly tired and resentful of the American presence. TruthInTelevision, unfortunately.
** {{Real Life}}: Several scenes were cut from the shooting script at the insistence of the Pentagon. According to actor Brendan Sexton III, these scenes brought up hard questions about U.S. involvement in Somalia and created much more palpable sense of GreyAndGrayMorality about the film's central conflict.
12th Oct '17 5:15:35 PM MatthewRenn
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* ExecutiveMeddling--InUniverse: Task Force Ranger's mission in Somalia was poorly defined other than "get rid of Aidid." Operational plans had to be approved by cabinet members in Washington (with little to no military experience and a very incomplete picture of the situation in Mogadishu), who would insist on changes that were often unrealistic and counterproductive. Aidid easily avoided capture by moving around to take advantage of this lag time (which varied from hours to days)--by the time an assault was authorized, he was already gone. The Task Force's morale dropped, taking discipline with it, while the local Somalis grew increasingly tired and resentful of the American presence. TruthInTelevision, unfortunately.

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* ExecutiveMeddling--InUniverse: ExecutiveMeddling
** InUniverse:
Task Force Ranger's mission in Somalia was poorly defined other than "get rid of Aidid." Operational plans had to be approved by cabinet members in Washington (with little to no military experience and a very incomplete picture of the situation in Mogadishu), who would insist on changes that were often unrealistic and counterproductive. Aidid easily avoided capture by moving around to take advantage of this lag time (which varied from hours to days)--by the time an assault was authorized, he was already gone. The Task Force's morale dropped, taking discipline with it, while the local Somalis grew increasingly tired and resentful of the American presence. TruthInTelevision, unfortunately. unfortunately.
** {{Real Life}}: Several scenes were cut from the shooting script at the insistence of the Pentagon. According to actor Brendan Sexton III, these scenes brought up hard questions about U.S. involvement in Somalia and created much more palpable sense of GreyAndGrayMorality about the film's central conflict.
5th Oct '17 11:35:24 AM k410ren
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* DramaticGuncock: A Delta operator racks the charging handle on the [[{{BFG}} Ma Deuce]] after he takes the place of the Ranger who was just killed. A JustifiedTrope; US Soldiers are trained to cycle the weapon once when replacing a dead or wounded gunner to ensure the weapon is still functional and in a ready-to-fire state, making it less dramatic and more TruthInTelevision.

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* DramaticGuncock: DramaticGunCock: A Delta operator racks the charging handle on the [[{{BFG}} Ma Deuce]] after he takes the place of the Ranger who was just killed. A JustifiedTrope; US Soldiers are trained to cycle the weapon once when replacing a dead or wounded gunner to ensure the weapon is still functional and in a ready-to-fire state, making it less dramatic and more TruthInTelevision.



* FatalFamilyPhoto: Mike Durant, who survives the conflict as a Somali hostage.

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Subverted with Mike Durant, who survives the conflict as a Somali hostage.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: For a two hour long movie.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: For a two two-and-a-half hour long movie.


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* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: Randy Shughart is finally killed when he receives 12 pistol rounds to the chest at two feet away.
30th Sep '17 3:07:29 PM darrenr
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* HeadlockOfDominance: After catching Pilla performing his [[BriefAccentImmitation comical immitation of him]], and acknowledging that it was ActuallyPrettyFunny, Captain Steele asks to have a word, before putting Pilla into a headlock and walking off with him in tow.

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* HeadlockOfDominance: After catching Pilla performing his [[BriefAccentImmitation [[BriefAccentImitation comical immitation imitation of him]], and acknowledging that it was ActuallyPrettyFunny, Captain Steele asks to have a word, before putting Pilla into a headlock and walking off with him in tow.
22nd Sep '17 5:50:14 PM bombadil211
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The real Tommy [=McKnight=] has noted that he rarely shouts or swears, unlike how Tom Sizemore portrayed him in the film.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The real Tommy [=McKnight=] has noted that he doesn't smoke and rarely shouts or swears, unlike how Tom Sizemore portrayed him in the film.film. He also didn't go out for the final extraction as he'd been ordered to stay put due to the severity of his neck wound rather than stubbornly insisting on being deployed.
22nd Sep '17 5:45:15 PM bombadil211
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The real Tommy [=McKnight=] has noted that he rarely shouts or swears, unlike how Tom Sizemore portrayed him in the film.
18th Sep '17 6:27:33 PM Godzillafan93
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** Of particular note, ''Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare'' features two levels highly reminiscent of the film: in one, the player and his fellow US Marines are deployed via Blackhawk helicopters (despite the Blackhawk not being part of the Marine's TO&E), and another, where the player must rescue a downed helicopter pilot from an enraged militia group; for bonus points she's even armed with an MP5 and [Spoiler This also ends in a heroic sacrifice for everyone.]
**''Resident Evil 5'' of all games also features a few nods to the film; most easily recognized is the Agitator, a sunglasses wearing mid-level enemy whose primary purpose is to use a megaphone to incite riots among the region's population. At one point the two player characters are also tasked with rescuing a downed Blackhawk pilot.
18th Sep '17 6:13:53 PM Godzillafan93
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** Bonus points, he's played by [[Creator/Ty Burrell Ty Burrell]].

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** Bonus points, he's played by [[Creator/Ty Burrell [[Creator/TyBurrell Ty Burrell]].
18th Sep '17 6:13:09 PM Godzillafan93
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** Bonus points, he's played by [[Creator/Ty Burrel]].

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** Bonus points, he's played by [[Creator/Ty Burrel]].Burrell Ty Burrell]].
18th Sep '17 6:12:08 PM Godzillafan93
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** Bonus points, he's played by [[Creator/Ty Burrel]].
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