R | | Action, Drama, Mystery
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
In the scene where Sterling is packing to begin his trip to investigate the Medal of Honor, there is a picture on the bedroom wall of the Watts Towers in Los Angels, CA. These towers were also the stage for the final climactic scene of another Denzel Washington movie, Ricochet (1991).
Tony Gartner, Washington Post:
General, Colonel Sterling's order to activate lights, was that a standard response to enemy infiltration of the lines?
General Hershberg: At the critical moment, in spite of terrible losses, Colonel Sterling didn't hesitate to act. Ordering those tanks to turn on ...
Tony Gartner, Washington Post: I...
In one of the daytime shots, the camera's angle clearly shows inside the end of the M16's muzzle. It's been fitted with a flash suppressor which constricts the aperture at the front of the muzzle and would therefore make it too narrow for a standard 5.56 mm round to be fired. The flash suppressor is necessary because the blanks used in films don't supply enough compressed gas during the firing of a round for the M16 to cycle properly in automatic fire.
$12,501,000 (USA) (14 July 1996)