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.
Originally, Steven Spielberg envisaged the film as being like a Boy's Own adventure. However, after he started interviewing World War II vets, he realized that such a treatment would be wholly inappropriate.
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Right after the medic dies, when the unit has killed the Germans except for the one they eventually let leave, one of the dead bodies is breathing.
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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