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Trivia / The Siege of Jadotville

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  • California Doubling: Much of the film was filmed in South Africa, doubling for the Congo.
  • Fake Irish: English actor Mark Strong as Conor Cruise O'Brien.
  • Just Plane Wrong: A possible case; the aircraft seen settling in behind the UN plane carrying Hammarskjöld is an American F-4 Phantom, but all official inquiries into the crash found no evidence of the plane being brought down.
  • Prop Recycling: The Carl Gustav submachineguns used in the film were that exact same ones captured from the real life "A" Company after the siege.
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  • Real-Life Relative: PJ is played by Conor Quinlan, Pat Quinlan's grandson.

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