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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, War


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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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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writer:

Robert Rodat

Did You Know?

Trivia

Real amputees were used for the shots of people with limbs missing. However, Bryan Cranston, who portrayed the Colonel in the headquarters unit, to whom the three separate death notices are presented, and later presents to General George C. Marshall, is not an amputee, although ... ...


Quotes

Ryan's son: Dad?
LCVP pilot: CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!


Goofs

When the Rangers first meet up with US Paratroopers after destroying the Sd.Kfz 250 Half Track, CPL Henderson marks that it belong to a recon element from the 2nd SS-Panzer Division. In early June, 1944, Das Reich was stationed in southwest France outside of the city of Montauban. Elements of the division began moving towards Normandy on the night of June 7th, although the armor did not depart the area until the 9th. The division should have taken approximately three days to reach northern France by rail, but the efforts of French resistance fighters, as well as Allied air superiority, made the move much slower, as the Germans were forced to move overland by road. The Division was not ready for action against the Allies until early July. This makes it impossible for the SS troops and Mk. VI (Tiger) Tanks and Panzers at the end of the film belonging to the Das Reich Division. Also the US Army didn't come up against any Mk. VI in the NW Europe campaign until after the Normandy breakout. Before this there were only three Tiger Tank Battalions in Normandy, and they were where the rest of the vast majority of the German Armoured Divisions were, in front of 2nd British and 1st Canadian Armies.


Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.

Details

Release Date:

24 July 1998

Language

English, French, German, Czech


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,576,104 (USA) (24 July 1998)

Gross:

$216,119,491 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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