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.
For the initial battle scenes in the sea, spare ammunition carried by the actors was made from wood, as metal was too heavy.
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When the unit finds the first Private Ryan, after he hears his brothers are dead, he leans towards his superior officer as he cries, but in the next scene he has his face buried in the officer's chest.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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