History Trivia / SavingPrivateRyan

17th Sep '16 2:55:55 PM DrOO7
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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.
4th Dec '15 3:56:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** Captain Miller is given the Ryan assignment by [[GetShorty Ray "Bones" Barboni]]\[[{{Snatch}} Cousin Avi]].

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** Captain Miller is given the Ryan assignment by [[GetShorty Ray "Bones" Barboni]]\[[{{Snatch}} Cousin Avi]].Barboni\Cousin Avi.
24th May '15 6:58:35 PM igordebraga
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* DawsonCasting: Sort of. By the time of Normandy, most officers (in battle and combat) were in their late twenties to early thirties at most, with everyone under them being younger, even if only by a couple years. Tom Hanks was in his early 40s when this was filmed. All of the other actors were (for the most part) older than their characters, save Horvath (whose relative age is left untouched entirely). Furthermore, the stress of combat causes accelerated aging, which a lot of the soldiers on the battlefields of World War II would have faced.



* 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.

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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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* 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 [[GetShorty Ray "Bones" Barboni]]\[[{{Snatch}} 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.
13th May '15 4:38:48 PM KingClark
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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 served in [[Film/ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflictconflict.



** A draft of the screenplay had [[spoiler: Miller]] survive and [[spoiler: Upham]] die.

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** A draft of the screenplay had [[spoiler: Miller]] [[spoiler:Miller]] survive and [[spoiler: Upham]] die.
4th Apr '15 5:32:15 PM DrOO7
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27th Feb '15 7:21:58 AM Kingault
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The actors portraying the rest of the eponymous Ryan's platoon had to go through very realistic, difficult military training. The [[Creator/MattDamon eponymous Ryan]]...didn't. Which actually doubles this trope: Damon's exemption was planned to create resentment on the part of the rest of the cast, which mirrored their character's feelings.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: The actors portraying the rest of the eponymous Ryan's platoon had to go through very realistic, difficult military training. The [[Creator/MattDamon eponymous Ryan]]...didn't. Which actually doubles this trope: Damon's exemption was planned to create resentment on the part of the rest of the cast, which mirrored their character's characters' feelings.
15th Jul '14 1:41:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: Tom Hanks served in [[ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflict
* BannedInChina: Actually, Malaysia. Though it was released in DVD afterwards.

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* ActorAllusion: Tom Hanks served in [[ForrestGump [[Film/ForrestGump Vietnam]]. At least he survived that conflict
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Actually, Malaysia. Though it was released in DVD afterwards.



* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: In the opening scene, a soldier who had just had his legs blown off was played by an actor who had lost his legs years before. A number of the other soldiers on the beach are also played by amputees with prosthetic limbs to simulate having arms or legs eviscerated.
** Subverted with the one-armed colonel, played by Bryan Cranston, who is not an amputee.

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In the opening scene, a soldier who had just had his legs blown off was played by an actor who had lost his legs years before. A number of the other soldiers on the beach are also played by amputees with prosthetic limbs to simulate having arms or legs eviscerated.
** Subverted with the one-armed colonel, played by Bryan Cranston, Creator/BryanCranston, who is not an amputee.



* DuelingMovies: This film and ''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 -- ''TheThinRedLine'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel.

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* DuelingMovies: This film and ''TheThinRedLine''; ''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 -- ''TheThinRedLine'' ''The Thin Red Line'' was significantly slower-paced and more philosophical as compared to ''Ryan's'' traditional war movie feel.


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* FakeAmerican: Daniel Jackson (the sniper)'s actor Creator/BarryPepper is Canadian.
8th Jul '14 5:36:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RoleAssociation:
** ForrestGump/[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Woody]] is Captain Miller. [[StrangeDays Max Peltier]]/[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto Sonny Forrelli]] is his number two guy.
** Among the troops under Miller are [[TheFastAndTheFurious Dom Torreto]], [[StayAlive Miller Banks]], [[Film/{{Avatar}} Parker Selfridge]], [[OneMissedCall Det. Jack Andrews]] and [[FlagsOfOurFathers Sgt. Strank]].
** [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] is the last of the Ryan brothers.
** [[Series/{{Firefly}} Mal Reynolds]][=/=][[Series/{{Castle}} Richard Castle]] is the wrong Private Ryan.
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Daniel Faraday]] has no clue what FUBAR means.
** [[{{Cheers}} Sam Malone]] and his troops rescue Captain Miller and his Rangers from a squad of Germans.
*** And his second-in-command is [[{{Sideways}} Miles Raymond]][=/=]Series/JohnAdams
** [[Main/LawAndOrder Joe Fontana]] gives Captain Miller the order to rescue Private Ryan.
** The one-armed colonel who who delivers the death notices of the three Ryan brothers to General Marshall is [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Hal]][=/=][[Series/BreakingBad Walter White]].
** Dale Dye, a Vietnam veteran and real-life Marine, has a cameo in the movie as the white-haired officer who advising General Marshall against sending a rescue party after Ryan. He also served as a military consultant for the movie.
** Miller's CO is [[Film/GetShorty Ray Bones]].
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