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.
Jackson's perfectly-aimed hit on the sniper was achieved with a shot-through eye appliance that was attached to the rear of the sniper's scope. When the sight was raised to the eye of actor/stuntman Leos Stransky, the gory eye stuck to the stuntman's face. This was timed with small explosives in the sight and an air cannon attached to Stransky's head. The completed shot was done in the first take and did not employ computer graphics of any kind.
LCVP pilot: CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!
At the end when Tom Hanks has just died, there is a distant shot of Ryan standing there in disbelief. By Tom Hanks left leg is a helmet, upside down. The next shot is from above and the helmet has flipped over.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
On one of the Pay-per-view showings, several lines are cut. When the squad is going through the dogtags, Reiben notices many Italian-American soldiers and says "I swear all the guineas are gettin it," that line is was cut. Also, in the scene where Ryan tells Miller about his brothers in the barn, is cut. However on the next airing these scenes were not cut.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.