History Trivia / SavingPrivateRyan

7th Jun '17 1:36:54 PM PrincessGwen
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* CareerResurrection: Ted Danson. Cheers had been off the air for nearly a decade and he's been a in a number of commercial and critical flops since then. His short appearance in this film proved he could do drama every bit as well as comedy and he's worked steadily ever since.



** 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]] survive and [[spoiler: Upham]] [[spoiler:Upham]] die.
24th May '17 8:57:53 AM Hoffmann
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** Creator/NathanFillion is Private Ryan from Minnesota (the first, wrong one).
18th May '17 4:23:15 PM dlchen145
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The D-Day invasion scene was shot in Ireland (precisely Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe, Wexford). Also, most of the town scenes (Neville-au-Plain and Ramelle) were shot on a single (and quite small) set in Hatfield, England. The same zone was also used in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but the set was 10 times bigger.
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.
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