The US Embassy in Beirut was bombed in April 1983, six months before the Marine Barrack, not Army barracks, were bombed. Death Before Dishonor uses these incidents in the same manner the Heartbreak Ridge used the invasion of Grenada.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns:
Both sides of those rocks.
Ruggieri: Why we got to paint both sides of the rocks?
James: I don't know.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: You boys ever heard of Korea?
James: Yes sir, Gunny.
Gunnery Sgt. Burns: Well then you are probably very familar with the conflict at Hill 442. Is that right?
Ruggieri: Yes sir. Everyone has heard of that ...
Brian Keith's character is tortured with a power drill, the drill bit being driven through the back of his hand. When he and Fred Dryer ride off into the sunset, shortly after the torture, there's no wound on either hand.
UK video versions were cut by 9 secs by the BBFC to edit shots of Halloran's hand being pierced with a power drill. The 2008 Anchor Bay DVD is uncut.
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