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.
Voted #1 greatest war film in UK's Channel 4 poll in 2005.
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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.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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