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.
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When Miller's squad first enters the town of Neuville, Jackson's rifle has a short scope. When the squad comes under fire from the German sniper, Jackson now has much longer, narrower scope attached to his rifle. However, if you watch carefully, you will notice that for the entire movie so far, Jackson has been carrying a large cylindrical canister on his back, which contains the longer scope. In the town when he says "I wouldn't venture out there fellas, this snipers got talent" you can see him reaching behind him and opening the canister. In the next shot it shows him removing the small scope from the rifle and mounting the longer scope.
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English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (24 July 1998)
$216,119,491 (USA) (21 May 1999)
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