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.
Excluding the opening scene where he appears as an unidentified elderly man, title character Private Ryan (Matt Damon) is first introduced at 1 hour and 46 minutes, and has only 59 minutes of screen time.
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In the scene where Jackson is firing from the bell tower, he fires 8 shots. The standard Springfield sniper rifle could only hold a maximum of 5 rounds. Jackson never reloads, and if he did, he would have had to take quite a bit of time as each round had to be inserted one at a time, due to the scope being in the way, the rounds could not be inserted using a stripper clip.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
Differences between theatrical version vs. DVD
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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