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.
There is a close-up of a map in a scene where Captain Miller's hand is holding a compass and shaking. The map used as a prop is an actual map issued to members of the 82nd Airborne, and possibly other units. It is identified as "SHEET6E/5," ... ...
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At the beginning of the movie during the invasion scenes, Captain Miller has his Captain's bars prominently displayed on the front of his helmet. A popular misconception is that nobody with rank wore it on the front lines. This was not true for the initial D-day operations. Photographic evidence shows ranger officers with their rank in white (like Miller) or black (like Hamill) on the front of their helmets. Only after the initial D-day operations did officers and NCOs employ the white vertical stripe and the horizontal stripe (respectively) on the back of their helmets to avoid being primary targets of sniper fire.
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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