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12th May '17 8:10:34 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', the USMC provided a number of troops to serve as extras, and lent a huge amount of aircraft such as various helicopters and even V-22 Opsreys. They also allowed the crew to film some parts of the movie in Camp Pendleton. Behind the scenes, the cast were trained at a boot camp run by military advisors to make sure they acted, fought, and spoke like Marines. Aaron Eckhart joked that they were [[InsistentTerminology very particular about the terminology they used]], such as calling a helicopter a "helo" instead of a "chopper".

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* In ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', the USMC provided a number of troops to serve as extras, and lent a huge amount of aircraft such as various helicopters and even V-22 Opsreys. They also allowed the crew to film some parts of the movie in Camp Pendleton. Behind the scenes, the cast were trained at a boot camp run by military advisors to make sure they acted, fought, and spoke like Marines. Aaron Eckhart Creator/AaronEckhart joked that they were [[InsistentTerminology very particular about the terminology they used]], such as calling a helicopter a "helo" instead of a "chopper".
22nd Apr '17 3:43:31 AM LtFedora
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* The Egyptian Cavalry Corps played the Pharaoh's host in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. The Egyptian Air Force also helped to create sand storms for the film with their fighter jet engines.

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* The Egyptian Cavalry Corps played the Pharaoh's chariot host in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. The Egyptian Air Force also helped to create sand storms for the film with their fighter jet engines.
22nd Apr '17 3:42:31 AM LtFedora
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* Many scenes in SinkTheBismarck were filmed using real WW2 warships, thanks to producer John Brabourne being the son-in-law of the Chief of the Defence Staff and using this influence to obtain full cooperation of the Admiralty.

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* Many scenes in SinkTheBismarck ''Film/SinkTheBismarck'' were filmed using real WW2 warships, thanks to producer John Brabourne being the son-in-law of the Chief of the Defence Staff and using this influence to obtain full cooperation of the Admiralty.
22nd Apr '17 3:40:30 AM LtFedora
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* In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Norwegian reservists played the soldiers in the Battle for the Ice Planet Hoth.

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* Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away, ''Franchise/StarWars'' has often had help from real-world militaries.
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In ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'', Norwegian reservists played the soldiers in the Battle for the Ice Planet Hoth.Hoth.
** In ''Film/RogueOne: A Star Wars Story'', the Imperial stormtroopers that are stationed on Scarif are portrayed by members of the Maldivian Army.



* In RogueOne: A Star Wars Story, the Imperial stormtroopers that are stationed on Scarif are portrayed by members of the Maldivian Army.
31st Mar '17 3:47:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ActOfValor'' (which started life as a recruitment film) takes this to an even greater extreme, as the main characters are all played by real U.S. Navy SEALS (who were between deployments at the time of shooting), the crew was given unparalleled access to Navy equipment, live ammo was used for most scenes (not to mention a scene where a truck gets blown up with an RPG that was done for real without any effects) all the tactics used in the film are real, and several things in the film are based on real life missions. It's worth mentioning that the film gained a considerable amount of support after OsamaBinLaden was killed by U.S. SEALS.

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* ''Film/ActOfValor'' (which started life as a recruitment film) takes this to an even greater extreme, as the main characters are all played by real U.S. Navy SEALS (who were between deployments at the time of shooting), the crew was given unparalleled access to Navy equipment, live ammo was used for most scenes (not to mention a scene where a truck gets blown up with an RPG that was done for real without any effects) all the tactics used in the film are real, and several things in the film are based on real life missions. It's worth mentioning that the film gained a considerable amount of support after OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden was killed by U.S. SEALS.
25th Mar '17 5:42:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Possibly the most epic example: Sergey Bondarchuk's 1968 ''WarAndPeace'' movie, featuring horses and entire ''military units'' (as well as a special "cinematographical cavalry corps") provided by the Soviet Ministry of Defense. But then, the Soviet Ministry of Defense was very fond of this trope in general, often providing soldiers for patriotic war films set during the Napoleonic Wars and the Russian Civil War.

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* Possibly the most epic example: Sergey Bondarchuk's 1968 ''WarAndPeace'' ''Film/WarAndPeace'' movie, featuring horses and entire ''military units'' (as well as a special "cinematographical cavalry corps") provided by the Soviet Ministry of Defense. But then, the Soviet Ministry of Defense was very fond of this trope in general, often providing soldiers for patriotic war films set during the Napoleonic Wars and the Russian Civil War.
9th Feb '17 4:50:24 AM jamespolk
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* ThoseWackyNazis used thousands of soldiers, some diverted from fighting positions at considerable cost, as extras in the 1945 movie ''Kolberg'', about the unsuccessful (though it was successful in the film) resistance of the fortress-town of Kolberg against the French in 1807. By the time the movie came out there were few theatres left unbombed to watch it in, so its propaganda effect was minimal to say the least.

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* ThoseWackyNazis used thousands of soldiers, some diverted from fighting positions at considerable cost, as extras in the 1945 movie ''Kolberg'', ''Film/{{Kolberg}}'', about the unsuccessful (though it was successful in the film) resistance of the fortress-town of Kolberg against the French in 1807. By the time the movie came out there were few theatres left unbombed to watch it in, so its propaganda effect was minimal to say the least.
23rd Jan '17 1:42:57 AM Knock29
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* In RogueOne: A Star Wars Story, the Imperial stormtroopers that are stationed on Scarif are portrayed by members of the Maldivian Army.
16th Jan '17 4:16:11 PM Aetol
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* Many scenes in SinkTheBismarck were filmed using real WW2 warships, thanks to producer John Brabourne being the son-in-law of the Chief of the Defence Staff and using this influence to obtain full cooperation of the Admiralty.
11th Jan '17 8:24:21 PM JohnRamos88
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* Cuba's near distance from the US makes it the only socialist country (and only Carribean country) that makes US-style police dramas, which are co-produced since 1988 by the Film and Cinematic Laboratories of the Ministry of the Interior's National Revolutionary Police (termed as ''policiaco'' in Spanish). The first such drama, Cubavision's ''Dia y Noche'' (Day and Night), which debuted two years before ''Franchise/Law&Order'' in the US, was a LongRunner, running until the early 2000s.

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* Cuba's near distance from the US makes it the only socialist country (and only Carribean country) that makes US-style police dramas, which are co-produced since 1988 by the Film and Cinematic Laboratories of the Ministry of the Interior's National Revolutionary Police (termed as ''policiaco'' in Spanish). The first such drama, Cubavision's ''Dia y Noche'' (Day and Night), which debuted two years before ''Franchise/Law&Order'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' in the US, was a LongRunner, running until the early 2000s.
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