History Film / SavingPrivateRyan

9th Feb '18 3:28:55 AM NoxSky12599
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* ChekhovsGun: The knife Mellish obtains at Omaha.

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* ChekhovsGun: The knife Mellish obtains at Omaha. [[spoiler:He's murdered with it.]]
28th Jan '18 6:20:37 AM Yukianesa
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* ManBitesMan: Mellish bites the hand of the German soldier opposite him in a KnifeFight.

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* ManBitesMan: Mellish bites the hand of the German soldier opposite him in a KnifeFight. This briefly works until the Nazi wrestles the knife out of his hand and gets the upper hand...
23rd Jan '18 4:39:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* ShoutOut: Upham is chastised for saluting Captain Miller, as it identifies him as an officer to the German snipers. In ''ForrestGump'', the roles are reversed, as Lieutenant Dan chastises Forrest (Tom Hanks' other notable live-action performance as a soldier at the time) for saluting him, as it makes him a target for the Vietcong snipers.

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* ShoutOut: Upham is chastised for saluting Captain Miller, as it identifies him as an officer to the German snipers. In ''ForrestGump'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', the roles are reversed, as Lieutenant Dan chastises Forrest (Tom Hanks' other notable live-action performance as a soldier at the time) for saluting him, as it makes him a target for the Vietcong snipers.
13th Jan '18 3:22:21 PM darthpaul
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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: Sort of. Private Caparzo is played by Vin Diesel, who identifies as a person of color. In-universe, however, the Army was segregated at this time.


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* IronicEcho: During part of the Omaha Beach invasion, the action intercuts between Army chaplains praying with dying and wounded soldiers on the beach, and [[ColdSniper Jackson]] praying for God's help as he lines up Germans in his crosshairs.


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** Private Mellish gives in to the stress of battle on the edge of a captured German trench after the invasion battle is over and breaks down in tears. His best friend Caparzo looks away out of respect.
3rd Jan '18 1:24:40 PM trumpetmarietta
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* MistakenIdentity: During the mission, the squad finds Private James Ryan and prepare to bring him home, telling him his brothers have been killed. The private then starts bawling and asks how his brothers died, but then mentions they're still in grade-school, prompting the squad to realize they'd run into [[NamesTheSame James ]] ''Frederick'' Ryan. Later on, on finding the right Private Ryan, Captain Miller makes sure to confirm he's actually James ''Francis'' Ryan.

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* MistakenIdentity: During the mission, the squad finds Private James Ryan and prepare to bring him home, telling him his brothers have been killed. The private then starts bawling and asks how his brothers died, but then mentions they're still in grade-school, prompting the squad to realize they'd run into [[NamesTheSame James ]] ''Frederick'' Ryan. Ryan (from Minnesota). Later on, on finding the right Private Ryan, Captain Miller makes sure to confirm he's actually James ''Francis'' Ryan.Ryan (from Paton, Iowa).
3rd Jan '18 1:20:51 PM trumpetmarietta
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** Upon viewing the Battle of Ramelle, the real Major Winters (of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' fame) told Spielberg he would've blown up the bridge as a first resort then have Engineers replace it later. Spielberg told him [[RuleOfDrama it wouldn't have been dramatic enough for a movie]]. Instead, the Airborne and Rangers rig it to blow as a last resort if they can't hold the line.

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** Upon viewing the Battle of Ramelle, the real real-life Major Richard Winters (of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' fame) told Spielberg he would've blown up the bridge as a first resort then have Engineers replace it later. Spielberg told him [[RuleOfDrama it wouldn't have been dramatic enough for a movie]]. Instead, the Airborne and Rangers rig it to blow as a last resort if they can't hold the line.
2nd Oct '17 4:17:51 PM thatmadork
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* NotWorthKilling: [[spoiler:The German soldier who stabs Mellish to death walks out of the room to find Upham crying on the stairs, realises that he must have been sitting there the whole time while he was doing the deed, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards apparently thinks so little of him that he simply walks past the pitiful interpreter and rejoins the battle]].]]
1st Oct '17 6:41:56 PM ArchTeryx
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*** [[spoiler: Pvt. Jackson: Gets a Tiger's 88mm shell to the face Ramelle's bell tower.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Pvt. Jackson: Gets a Tiger's 88mm shell to the face in Ramelle's bell tower.]]
1st Oct '17 6:40:47 PM ArchTeryx
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*** [[spoiler: Pvt. Jackson: Blown up by a Marder in Ramelle's bell tower.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Pvt. Jackson: Blown up by Gets a Marder in Tiger's 88mm shell to the face Ramelle's bell tower.]]
1st Oct '17 5:48:38 PM ArchTeryx
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* HopeSpot: During the Battle of Ramelle, Captain Miller and his troops are holding their own against the German column, having knocked out one Tiger and both Marders. [[spoiler:Then the Germans roll in a 20mm antiaircraft gun and repurpose it as an antipersonnel gun...with horrifying results.]]
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