Aug 13, 2020 · Legendary Delta Force operator Norm Hooten of Black Hawk Down fame talks about his storied career, the scariest experience of his time in uniform, and the one thing to always remember in a firefight.
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Aug 02, 2018 · Almost 25 years after the infamous Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, which led to the “Black Hawk Down” book and movie, retired Master Sgt. Norman Hooten is now Dr. Norman Hooten.. Hooten is a ...
- Neil Fotre
Jul 02, 2018 · Hooten played a significant role in the event, his actions later immortalizing him in a 1999 book that would later inspire the 2001 film, Black Hawk Down, in which he is played by Eric Bana. Prior to the Global War on Terror, the Battle of Mogadishu would long be considered “the” modern warfare encounter in the late 20th Century ...
- Hoot's Backstory
- There Would Have Been More Aerial Target Practice
- He's The Most Interesting Character in The Film
- Why He Does It
We first meet the brave Delta Force operator as he's undercover, lurking around the city of Mogadishu with his eyes fixed on potential targets, gathering info. That's a pretty badass thing to do and take a lot of balls in our opinion. The only backstory we get from the film is that Hoot uses his trigger finger as his safety. Maybe that's all we need. "This is my safety, sir."
Remember when that Black Hawk helicopter picked up Hoot in the middle of the desert and then he shot that wild pig looking thing off-screen? That was awesome! Well, we bet that if Hoot were the star, that scene would have been a set up for a dope aerial-to-ground shootout with the Somali militia — just sayin'. "Whose hungry?"
We understand that film is based on the real raids that took place, but take a step back from that, and we bet everyone can agree that we all felt like Hoot was always cool and calm even though the troops faced an uncertain future. Shout out to the cast and crew for making this character so compelling.
In the last scene where we see Hoot, he talks to Sgt. Eversmann about how he responds when people ask him "why we do it." Although his answer is epic and on point, if the film was about him, we're freakin' positive that would have seen that scene take place somewhere in the movie. "It's about the man next to you."
- Tim Kirkpatrick
May 14, 2019 · "Black Hawk Down," which tells the story of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, has become one of the most beloved war movies. We spoke with both Eric Bana, the actor who plays Hoot, and Mark Bowden ...
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May 07, 2019 · Eric Bana's performance as Hoot in "Black Hawk Down" led to the lead as Bruce Banner in Ang Lee's "Hulk." He's had a long and successful career since, highlighted by roles in "Lone Survivor ...
Oct 31, 2018 · The True Story Of Black Hawk Down. Helicopter Super Six One’s pilot and co-pilot were killed instantly. Although a rescue force helped save the injured survivors, another man would later die of his wounds. Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant was piloting a second Black Hawk when his chopper too took a hit from a grenade launcher.
Hoot was real and he actually went back into the hot zone by himself. The driver of the 5 ton that had a delta operator in the back was killed by an RPG. The driver was Bob G., a good friend of mine. When I saw him in Florida afterwards, the back of his right arm was still black from the bruising and shrapnel.
Mar 30, 2019 · “Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story,” is a documentary made by retired Air Force Col. Randall Larsen, who also served in the Army during his 32-year military career. Larsen’s production ...