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When the team jumps out of the plane at the beginning of their mission it is clear that they're all wearing ground combat gear, as can be seen from the first shots of the free-fall. However, when they splash down they're all wearing scuba gear.
In the opening scene the Navy helicopter's crew chief is captured and taken to the Mediterranean seaport. However in the wedding scene he is standing near the last aisle wearing a leather jacket.
When the SEAL team jumps from the helicopter, off the coast of Lebenon, they push a deflated and folded up rubber raft into the sea. You next see them in two inflated rubber rafts, each with very large outboard motors on the back of them.
During Graham's Wedding the team is paged out to go out on a mission thus ruining the wedding. Every Navy Seal team is put on rotation so they know more or less when they are going out on a mission. Any Navy Seal team member will know this ahead of time, so he would not schedule his wedding around the the same time he's on rotation.
As the Seals escape through Beirut in a hijacked car, Leary carries a Stinger missile but doesn't use it until he has figured out how it works. The Seals regularly train with all types of US weapons and any Seal would be very familiar with the Stinger and its method of use.
A stinger is an infra-red-guided surface-to-air missile. It wouldn't arm or explode if fired point-blank at a ground target.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
After the SEALS jump from the plane and HALO into the water, there is a scene where two SEALS approach each other and give the thumbs-up sign. This is not a goof, but recreational divers may think it is. In recreational diving, thumbs up is almost always a sign which means "go up" (surface). Recreational divers circle their index and thumb with the other three fingers extended to show an OK sign. SEALS are not recreational divers and may use thumbs up as an OK sign.
When Hawkins rescues his car from the tow truck and has to spin his car around while going in reverse, it's clear that it is a stunt driver performing the maneuver.
When the RPG is launched at the water where the SEALs are swimming in, a blue circle is visible, marking where the rocket is to hit the water (and, presumably, where the detonation of the explosive charge is to go off).
When Lt. Hawkins is carrying Lt. Curran to safety and the building with the Stingers explodes, you can see the face of the stuntman for Charlie Sheen (Lt. Hawkins).
Crew or equipment visible
There is a yellow bag sitting on the edge of the road on the bridge marking where the stunt man for Charlie Sheen's character is to jump out of the jeep and over the edge of the bridge.
As Saheed drifts out of sight underwater, his blue wetsuit can be seen under his shirt. Earlier that morning, he was established as wearing ONLY the outer olive drab shirt.
Cameraman reflected in a television screen
Errors in geography
At the beginning of the movie when the men are traveling over the Berkely Bridge on their way to the wedding at Christ's of Saint Luke in Norfolk, Virginia, they are actually heading towards Portsmouth/Chesapeake, Virginia. Christ's of Saint Luke would be behind them, so they are headed in the wrong direction.
When Hawkins jumps from the bridge, he, Curran, and Graham ride through downtown Norfolk, Va., along the Berkley Bridge. When the camera cuts to their conversation about marriage, they're clearly on a different bridge, the Campostella, which is a couple of miles away and does not go through downtown. The camera then cuts back to the Berkley, where Hawkins jumps.
When LT. James Curran is talking with Claire in her hotel room at Quality Inn and Suites on Atlantic Ave in Virginia Beach, you can see Navy piers with ships outside her window. Off the shore of the VA Beach oceanfront there are no piers with ships. These piers were at the Norfolk Naval base over 25 miles away.
At the cemetery for her late husband's burial, Graham's widow flinches before the first shot in the three-volley salute is even fired.