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.
Military historian and author Stephen Ambrose, at a special screening of the film for him, had to ask for the screening to be halted twenty minutes in, as he couldn't handle the intensity of the opening. After composing himself outside for a few minutes, he was ... ...
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When James Ryan from Minnesota is told his brothers died, the arm behind him disappears and reappears depending on the angle.
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)