Black Hawk Down/Tear Jerker

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  • Tear Jerker (Film):
    • "Did you fix it?"
    • "Yeah... we fixed it."
    • Eversmann's goodbye speech to his dead comrade.
    • General Garrison getting down on his hands and knees to wipe up the blood spilling on the hospital floor.
    • Dude, every five-ten minutes after Durant gets captured is a Tear Jerker.
  1. This is a rather harsh treatment of Garrison, who actually managed to salvage a terrible situation, and managed to avoid significant casualties to his 120-man team despite the amazingly bad turn of events portrayed in the book and the film. In the book, the author specifically goes out of his way to point out that Garrison was not at fault, and most likely saved the entire force with his quick thinking and command judgment.