History Trivia / SavingPrivateRyan

21st Jan '17 6:30:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Creator/StevenSpielberg agreed and it was shortened.

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** Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks Creator/TomHanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Creator/StevenSpielberg agreed and it was shortened.
14th Jan '17 8:15:16 PM Debatra
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/BryanCranston is Colonel Bryce, a minor character from early in the film.
26th Nov '16 9:27:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is about the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
11th Nov '16 8:19:12 AM JohnSherman
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* ActorAllusion: Creator/TomHanks served in [[Film/ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflict.
7th Oct '16 8:06:55 AM Wuz
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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The ThinRed Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The ThinRed Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
29th Sep '16 9:23:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''Film/TheThinRed Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''Film/TheThinRed ''The ThinRed Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).
29th Sep '16 9:22:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActorAllusion: Tom Hanks served in [[Film/ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflict.

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* ActorAllusion: Tom Hanks Creator/TomHanks served in [[Film/ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflict.



** Averted in India. The Indian Censor Board demanded Spielberg to cut out some of the more violent scenes in the movie. Spielberg refused. When the Indian Home Minister saw the movie for himself, he ordered it to be released uncut.

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** Averted in India. The Indian Censor Board demanded Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg to cut out some of the more violent scenes in the movie. Spielberg refused. When the Indian Home Minister saw the movie for himself, he ordered it to be released uncut.



* DrugsAreBad: Tom Sizemore (Sgt. Horvath) was battling drug addiction while filming the movie. Spielberg knew about this and had Sizemore tested for drugs every day during filming, with the condition that Sizemore would be fired and his character recast should he tested positive for drugs just once.
* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).

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* DrugsAreBad: Tom Sizemore (Sgt. Horvath) was battling drug addiction while filming the movie. Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg knew about this and had Sizemore tested for drugs every day during filming, with the condition that Sizemore would be fired and his character recast should he tested positive for drugs just once.
* DuelingMovies: This film and ''Film/TheThinRedLine''; they were pitted against each other at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else -- ''The Thin Red ''Film/TheThinRed Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel. (not to mention one is the Pacific War, the other the European Theater).



* ThrowItIn: Matt Damon ad-libbed Ryan's entire monologue about spying on his brother in the farmhouse with the ugly girl. Although the improv was neither particularly funny nor interesting, filmmakers decided that was why it worked and chose to leave the whole thing in.

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* ThrowItIn: Matt Damon Creator/MattDamon ad-libbed Ryan's entire monologue about spying on his brother in the farmhouse with the ugly girl. Although the improv was neither particularly funny nor interesting, filmmakers decided that was why it worked and chose to leave the whole thing in.



** Michael Madsen was offered the role of Sgt. Horvath. He declined the role and recommended Tom Sizemore for the part.
** Edward Norton was also tapped for the role of Private Ryan.

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** Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen was offered the role of Sgt. Horvath. He declined the role and recommended Tom Sizemore for the part.
** Edward Norton Creator/EdwardNorton was also tapped for the role of Private Ryan.



** Creator/ChristopherEccleston turned down a role.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Steven Spielberg agreed and it was shortened.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Steven Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg agreed and it was shortened.
17th Sep '16 2:55:55 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #71

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #71
22nd Aug '16 4:53:11 AM fearlessnikki
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* ThrowItIn: Matt Damon ad-libbed Ryan's entire monologue about spying on his brother in the farmhouse with the ugly girl. Although the improv was neither particularly funny nor interesting, filmmakers decided that was why it worked and chose to leave the whole thing in.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Miller's speech about what he did before the war was much longer in the original script. Tom Hanks however felt that Miller would never say that much about himself. Steven Spielberg agreed and it was shortened.
28th Apr '16 11:18:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The squad includes VinDiesel, [[Series/{{Lost}} Daniel Faraday]], [[Series/{{Friends}} Phoebe's brother Frank, Chandler's crazy roommate Eddie]], and [[Film/TheGreenMile Guard Stanton]]\[[Film/BattlefieldEarth Johnny Goodboy Tyler]].
** Captain Miller is given the Ryan assignment by Ray "Bones" Barboni\Cousin Avi.
** The first city Miller squad's visits makes them meet Paul Giamatti, Ted Danson and Nathan Fillion.
** The soldier who piloted a crashed glider had been used by [[Film/{{Se7en}} John Doe in the Lust murder]], and later played Dr. Lucien Dubenko on ''Series/{{ER}}''.
** Bryan Cranston plays a Colonel at the War Department.
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