Date created: April 2010
Release date 2001
Duration 144 min
Producer(s) Jerry Bruckheimer, Harry Humphries, Branko Lustig...more
Director(s) Ridley Scott...more
Writer(s) Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan...more
Cast Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore...more
I was talking to Blackburn the other day, and he asked me "What changed? Why are we going home?" and I said "Nothing." That's not true either; I think everything's changed. I know I've changed. [sigh]
You know a friend of mine asked me before I got here; it's when we were all shipping out. He asked me "Why are you going to fight somebody else's war? What, do you think you're heroes?" I didn't know what to say at the time, but if he'd ask me again I'd say no. I'd say there's not way in hell. Nobody asks to be a hero. [beat]
It just sometimes turns out that way.
Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Cliff "Elvis" Wolcott, I'll be your pilot this afternoon. Federal regulations designate this a "non-smoking" Black Hawk helicopter. For those of you who have the "Mogadishu Frequent Flyer" program, you'll be earning a hundred free credits this afternoon, and as always, the air sickness bags are located in the seat-back, in front of you.
[eleventh title card]
In late August, America's elite soldiers, Delta Force, Army Rangers and the 160th SOAR are sent to Mogadishu to remove Aidid and restore order. [twelfth title card]
The mission was to take three weeks, but six weeks later Washington was growing impatient.