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.
Caparzo's letter acts as a motif, symbolizing how the soldiers honor their dead despite how many died. Each soldier taking it of his own accord (Wade to Miller to Reiben) displays his understanding of its significance, since they do it without request; there is an unspoken need between the soldiers to deliver it, demonstrating their bond. Wade in particular makes a copy of it himself, understanding its importance to carry out his fellow soldier's ding wish.
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About 90 minutes in: After storming the MG position the MG42 is smoking from firing, however both the front and rear sights are not up in shooting position. No other sights e.g. optics are visible on the mount.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
German television-version is heavily cut, missing most of the violence particularly during the landing-scene at the beginning of the film.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 26 July 1998