R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Local reenactment groups, such as the Second Battle Group, were employed as extras to play German and American soldiers.
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As Private Ryan is telling the story regarding his brothers, he says that that was the last night all four were together, with his brother going off to Basic Training the next day. However when the Chaplain is notifying the Ryan's mother regarding their deaths, we see a pic of all four brothers together in uniform.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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