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9th Sep '14 4:31:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* General Marshall reads a letter he keeps written by an [[AbrahamLincoln A.Lincoln]] to a Mrs. Bixby who lost 5 sons during the Civil War. Noting the tragedy that no mother should lose all of her sons, Marshall looks at his officers and says "We are going to find Private Ryan, and we are going to get him the hell out of there."

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* General Marshall reads a letter he keeps written by an [[AbrahamLincoln [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln A.Lincoln]] to a Mrs. Bixby who lost 5 sons during the Civil War. Noting the tragedy that no mother should lose all of her sons, Marshall looks at his officers and says "We are going to find Private Ryan, and we are going to get him the hell out of there."
7th Oct '13 9:03:35 AM JonShannow
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* The one time Reiben calls Jackson 'Bumpkin' will make you smile.
* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about SS soldier]], [[spoiler: who kills Mellish but he does actually return the favor and spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]

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* The one time Reiben calls Jackson 'Bumpkin' will make you smile.
* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about SS soldier]], [[spoiler: who kills Mellish but he does actually return the favor and spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]
smile.
7th Oct '13 8:57:14 AM JonShannow
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* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about Steamboat Willie]], [[spoiler: but he does actually return the favor and spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]

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* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about Steamboat Willie]], SS soldier]], [[spoiler: who kills Mellish but he does actually return the favor and spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]
29th May '13 10:18:15 PM Lionheart0
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* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about Steamboat Willie]], [[spoiler: but he does actually return the favor a spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]

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* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about Steamboat Willie]], [[spoiler: but he does actually return the favor a and spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]
29th May '13 10:17:55 PM Lionheart0
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* The one time Reiben calls Jackson 'Bumpkin' will make you smile.

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* The one time Reiben calls Jackson 'Bumpkin' will make you smile.smile.
* [[UngratefulBastard Say what you will about Steamboat Willie]], [[spoiler: but he does actually return the favor a spares Upham when he has a perfect opportunity to kill him.]]
16th Aug '12 5:48:10 PM Dragonfly999
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* Just as Reiben's [[spoiler:about to go AWOL on the team]], he wordlessly rejoins them and helps to [[spoiler:bury Wade.]]

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* Just as Reiben's [[spoiler:about to go AWOL on the team]], he wordlessly rejoins them and helps to [[spoiler:bury Wade.]]]]
* The one time Reiben calls Jackson 'Bumpkin' will make you smile.
16th Aug '12 5:46:55 PM Dragonfly999
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* When Mellish talks with Upham before the finale. It's hardly sappy, but at least someone explained [[spoiler:FUBAR]] to the NaiveNewcomer.
* When Miller's team spend the night in a church. Reiben and Wade share stories about their mothers while Wade re-writes Caparzo's [[spoiler:blood-stained letter to his father]] onto a clean sheet of paper. All the while, FriendlySniper Private Jackson is curled up and snoozing nearby.
* In the lead-up to the movie's end, [[spoiler:a few of the soldiers are listening to a French record while Upham translates.]]
* Just as Reiben's [[spoiler:about to go AWOL on the team]], he wordlessly rejoins them and helps to [[spoiler:bury Wade.]]
16th Aug '11 11:29:08 AM MrDeath
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** [[spoiler:The letter itself has a questionable history: Bixby was reportedly a Southern sympathizer and only three of her sons turned out to have died. Historians also think the letter was written by one of Lincoln's secretaries due to certain phrases used in the letter.]]
16th Aug '11 11:17:53 AM wittylibrarian
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* "Earn this."

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* "Earn this.""
* General Marshall reads a letter he keeps written by an [[AbrahamLincoln A.Lincoln]] to a Mrs. Bixby who lost 5 sons during the Civil War. Noting the tragedy that no mother should lose all of her sons, Marshall looks at his officers and says "We are going to find Private Ryan, and we are going to get him the hell out of there."
** [[spoiler:The letter itself has a questionable history: Bixby was reportedly a Southern sympathizer and only three of her sons turned out to have died. Historians also think the letter was written by one of Lincoln's secretaries due to certain phrases used in the letter.]]
* At the end, when [[spoiler:Ryan]] looks at his wife and asks her if he had deserved this, if he had lived a good life...
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