posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 07:45 AM
There is a lot of truth to the intro. I was in the unit portrayed in the movie the USMC VMFA-314 Black Knights. They were based out of El Toro CA.
That base has since closed but the El Toro in movie was not the actual base.
There was a big stink at the time of the USMC not happy at all about the stripper supporting role. I believe they had to go back and edit some of it
from what I was told but I can't prove that part. Even after that the USMC was still not proud of it but they let it slide.
Will Smith actually came to our unit for a couple of days trying to learn how to act like a Marine aviator...attitude, lingo. The phone in my office
was ringing off the hook. Soldiers calling to confirm if he was really there. I got to meet him which was kinda cool. One thing I remember was one of
our pilots in the ready room going over how Marines talk. I remember the pilot telling him in the Marines we call people in the Navy Squids. Will
Smith started laughing and said "Squids, I like that!"...anyway, brings back some fun memories for me.
edit on 24-6-2016 by LifeMode because: info update