"Saving Private Ryan" quotes

Saving Private Ryan poster
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, war
Year: 1998
MetaScore: 91/100
ImdbRating: 8.6
BoxOffice: $217,049,603
Released: 24 Jul 1998
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 79 wins & 75 nominations total

182 Clips

We missed our drop zone by 20 miles - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
We missed our drop zone by 20 miles
Bangalores Clear the shingle - Saving Private Ryan 00:26
Bangalores Clear the shingle
American - Saving Private Ryan 00:07
American
This is all This is all that's made it - Saving Private Ryan 00:19
This is all This is all that's made it
Take the children - Saving Private Ryan 00:18
Take the children
Take the children - Saving Private Ryan 00:15
Take the children
What were their names - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
What were their names
Hey Reiben Reiben Reiben - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Hey Reiben Reiben Reiben
Covering fire - Saving Private Ryan 00:04
Covering fire
Bangalores up the line - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
Bangalores up the line
Put your money where your - Saving Private Ryan 00:04
Put your money where your
Who's going left - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
Who's going left
They're tank busters sir P 51s - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
They're tank busters sir P 51s
Upham Yes - Saving Private Ryan 00:03
Upham Yes
Hey Upham - Saving Private Ryan 00:03
Hey Upham
Upham ammo Goddamit - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
Upham ammo Goddamit
Why not hand out blindfolds All we'll do here is die - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
Why not hand out blindfolds All we'll do here is die
Except this time this mission is a man - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
Except this time this mission is a man
James Francis Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 00:07
James Francis Ryan
That's quite a view - Saving Private Ryan 00:10
That's quite a view
We sure could use you around here - Saving Private Ryan 00:19
We sure could use you around here
We're not here to do the decent thing - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
We're not here to do the decent thing
What about our casualties - Saving Private Ryan 00:32
What about our casualties
Caparzo is it - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
Caparzo is it
So where are you from Captain What'd you do before the war - Saving Private Ryan 00:33
So where are you from Captain What'd you do before the war
Be not thou far from me O Lord - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
Be not thou far from me O Lord
Don't shoot Let 'em burn - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
Don't shoot Let 'em burn
That boy is alive - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
That boy is alive
Thunder Flash - Saving Private Ryan 00:21
Thunder Flash
Fuck Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 00:03
Fuck Ryan
What's the rallying point - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
What's the rallying point
We're in business - Saving Private Ryan 00:04
We're in business
''War educates the senses - Saving Private Ryan 00:21
''War educates the senses
No sir l'm simply saying it seems like an unnecessary risk - Saving Private Ryan 00:10
No sir l'm simply saying it seems like an unnecessary risk
L should take the middle sir The way you run - Saving Private Ryan 00:10
L should take the middle sir The way you run
That's why we can't take children - Saving Private Ryan 00:04
That's why we can't take children
Get your gear Let's go - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
Get your gear Let's go
Tell us what to do Tell us how to fix you - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
Tell us what to do Tell us how to fix you
The world has taken a turn for the surreal - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
The world has taken a turn for the surreal
Like finding a needle in a stack of needles - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
Like finding a needle in a stack of needles
You're gonna send it Put it down - Saving Private Ryan 00:16
You're gonna send it Put it down
Sarge Mike are you all right - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Sarge Mike are you all right
Lf finding him so he can go home - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Lf finding him so he can go home
O my God l trust in Thee - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
O my God l trust in Thee
What's he done to deserve this - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
What's he done to deserve this
Where am l during all this - Saving Private Ryan 00:09
Where am l during all this
What's ''fubar'' - Saving Private Ryan 00:09
What's ''fubar''
Captain if your mother saw that she'd be very upset - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Captain if your mother saw that she'd be very upset
Your father was circumcised by my rabbi you prick - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
Your father was circumcised by my rabbi you prick
Reiben - Saving Private Ryan 00:20
Reiben
Keep the sand out of your weapons - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Keep the sand out of your weapons
Yep Brigadier General Amend - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
Yep Brigadier General Amend
We're taking a squad to Neuville on a public relations mission - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
We're taking a squad to Neuville on a public relations...
''The Statue of Liberty is kaputt '' - Saving Private Ryan 00:07
''The Statue of Liberty is kaputt ''
This Ryan better be worth it - Saving Private Ryan 00:19
This Ryan better be worth it
Ryan Get off me - Saving Private Ryan 00:09
Ryan Get off me
Well actually - Saving Private Ryan 00:37
Well actually
You don't know when to shut up - Saving Private Ryan 00:05
You don't know when to shut up
You got to take Caen so you can take Saint Lo - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
You got to take Caen so you can take Saint Lo
Private l have some bad news - Saving Private Ryan 00:30
Private l have some bad news
You know what that song reminds me of - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
You know what that song reminds me of
L wouldn't venture out there fellas - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
L wouldn't venture out there fellas
Get the kid back up there - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
Get the kid back up there
Please - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
Please
L like America - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
L like America
Lt doesn't make sense sir Why do l deserve to go - Saving Private Ryan 00:34
Lt doesn't make sense sir Why do l deserve to go
You take a standard issue Gl sock - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
You take a standard issue Gl sock
You wanna explain the math of this to me - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
You wanna explain the math of this to me
Why risk the lives of the eight of us to save one guy - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
Why risk the lives of the eight of us to save one guy
Hey asshole - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
Hey asshole
What's that saying ''lf God's on our side who's on theirs '' - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
What's that saying ''lf God's on our side who's on theirs ''
L mean picture a girl who took a nosedive from the ugly tree - Saving Private Ryan 00:09
L mean picture a girl who took a nosedive from the ugly tree
My family is with me today - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
My family is with me today
Who have suffered great loss in this tragic war - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
Who have suffered great loss in this tragic war
Funny thing is sometimes she'd come home early - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
Funny thing is sometimes she'd come home early
L got it We stopped the bleeding - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
L got it We stopped the bleeding
Sir l just uh l don't have a good feeling about this one - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
Sir l just uh l don't have a good feeling about this one
L think of my hammock in the backyard or - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
L think of my hammock in the backyard or
You see when you end up killing one of your men - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
You see when you end up killing one of your men
So Captain what about you You don't gripe at all - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
So Captain what about you You don't gripe at all
L have an opinion on this matter - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
L have an opinion on this matter
But another part of me thinks - Saving Private Ryan 00:37
But another part of me thinks
L'm out of 30 calibre - Saving Private Ryan 00:32
L'm out of 30 calibre
Am l shot in the spine - Saving Private Ryan 00:35
Am l shot in the spine
Why not these guys They fought just as hard - Saving Private Ryan 00:37
Why not these guys They fought just as hard
The three are brothers sir - Saving Private Ryan 00:28
The three are brothers sir
James Francis Ryan of lowa - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
James Francis Ryan of lowa
This Ryan better be worth it - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
This Ryan better be worth it
Fucked up beyond all recognition right - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
Fucked up beyond all recognition right
What sir - Saving Private Ryan 00:19
What sir
We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles - Saving Private Ryan 00:28
We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles
Clear the shingle - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
Clear the shingle
I like American - Saving Private Ryan 00:06
I like American
We're scattered pretty bad - Saving Private Ryan 00:56
We're scattered pretty bad
CLEAR THE RAMP - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
CLEAR THE RAMP
Where's your BAR - Saving Private Ryan 00:23
Where's your BAR
That's quite a view - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
That's quite a view
Put your money where your mouth is - Saving Private Ryan 00:16
Put your money where your mouth is
Bagalores up the line - Saving Private Ryan 00:22
Bagalores up the line
They're tankbusters sir - Saving Private Ryan 00:18
They're tankbusters sir
Why don't you just hand 'em blindfolds - Saving Private Ryan 00:19
Why don't you just hand 'em blindfolds
Whose goin' left - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
Whose goin' left
How'd you guess that - Saving Private Ryan 00:10
How'd you guess that
We sure as hell could use you around here - Saving Private Ryan 00:33
We sure as hell could use you around here
We are not here to do a decent thing - Saving Private Ryan 00:25
We are not here to do a decent thing
What about  our  casualties - Saving Private Ryan 00:53
What about our casualties
And another thing - Saving Private Ryan 00:37
And another thing
What's the pool up to - Saving Private Ryan 01:28
What's the pool up to
So where are you from - Saving Private Ryan 00:52
So where are you from
That boy is alive - Saving Private Ryan 00:16
That boy is alive
Bring him in here - Saving Private Ryan 01:11
Bring him in here
We're looking for Captain Hamill - Saving Private Ryan 01:14
We're looking for Captain Hamill
What's the rallying point - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
What's the rallying point
We're in business - Saving Private Ryan 00:08
We're in business
War educates the senses - Saving Private Ryan 00:58
War educates the senses
Maybe I should go up the left - Saving Private Ryan 00:36
Maybe I should go up the left
Your captain just gave you an order - Saving Private Ryan 01:30
Your captain just gave you an order
Tell us what to do - Saving Private Ryan 00:40
Tell us what to do
The world has taken a turn for the surreal - Saving Private Ryan 00:17
The world has taken a turn for the surreal
It's like finding a needle in a stack of needles - Saving Private Ryan 00:20
It's like finding a needle in a stack of needles
What are your orders - Saving Private Ryan 02:14
What are your orders
What do you think - Saving Private Ryan 02:05
What do you think
THEY'RE KILLING US - Saving Private Ryan 00:17
THEY'RE KILLING US
Where am I to be during all this - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
Where am I to be during all this
He's better than you - Saving Private Ryan 00:26
He's better than you
If your mother saw you do that - Saving Private Ryan 00:25
If your mother saw you do that
This Ryan better be worth it - Saving Private Ryan 00:51
This Ryan better be worth it
So you even know where he went to school - Saving Private Ryan 01:10
So you even know where he went to school
Keep the sand out of your weapons - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
Keep the sand out of your weapons
Never heard of that - Saving Private Ryan 00:13
Never heard of that
You leading a squad - Saving Private Ryan 02:43
You leading a squad
I trust in thee - Saving Private Ryan 00:24
I trust in thee
Your father was circumcised by my rabbi - Saving Private Ryan 00:13
Your father was circumcised by my rabbi
Are you all right - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
Are you all right
The trick to falling asleep is trying to stay awake - Saving Private Ryan 01:55
The trick to falling asleep is trying to stay awake
You've got to take Saint Lo to take Valognes - Saving Private Ryan 00:46
You've got to take Saint Lo to take Valognes
Brigadier General Amend - Saving Private Ryan 02:34
Brigadier General Amend
You don't know HOW to shut up - Saving Private Ryan 00:21
You don't know HOW to shut up
Get that kid back up there - Saving Private Ryan 00:43
Get that kid back up there
I'm afraid I have some bad news for ya - Saving Private Ryan 01:46
I'm afraid I have some bad news for ya
Cat got your tongue - Saving Private Ryan 00:17
Cat got your tongue
You know what that song reminds me of - Saving Private Ryan 02:41
You know what that song reminds me of
I wouldn't venture out there fellas - Saving Private Ryan 00:18
I wouldn't venture out there fellas
Cram it with as much Composition B as it can hold - Saving Private Ryan 01:07
Cram it with as much Composition B as it can hold
It doesn't make any sense - Saving Private Ryan 01:38
It doesn't make any sense
What's the saying - Saving Private Ryan 00:33
What's the saying
You wanna explain the math of this to me - Saving Private Ryan 02:19
You wanna explain the math of this to me
My family is with me today - Saving Private Ryan 01:18
My family is with me today
To be honest with you - Saving Private Ryan 01:30
To be honest with you
Sometimes she'd come home early - Saving Private Ryan 01:09
Sometimes she'd come home early
I have a letter here - Saving Private Ryan 02:54
I have a letter here
Y'all got that right - Saving Private Ryan 00:28
Y'all got that right
We stopped the bleeding - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
We stopped the bleeding
When was the last time you felt good about anything - Saving Private Ryan 00:11
When was the last time you felt good about anything
I think of something specific - Saving Private Ryan 04:56
I think of something specific
When you end up killing one of your men - Saving Private Ryan 01:27
When you end up killing one of your men
I have an opinion on this matter - Saving Private Ryan 03:23
I have an opinion on this matter
Part of me thinks the kid's right - Saving Private Ryan 01:30
Part of me thinks the kid's right
Which teaches my hands to war - Saving Private Ryan 00:37
Which teaches my hands to war
You can tell her that when you found me - Saving Private Ryan 01:14
You can tell her that when you found me
James Francis Ryan of Iowa - Saving Private Ryan 00:32
James Francis Ryan of Iowa
My dear Mrs Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 03:47
My dear Mrs Ryan
Private James Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 04:01
Private James Ryan
I'm a schoolteacher - Saving Private Ryan 02:04
I'm a schoolteacher
Or invent a longer lasting light bulb - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
Or invent a longer lasting light bulb
Fucked up beyond all recognition - Saving Private Ryan 00:16
Fucked up beyond all recognition
I'm out of - Saving Private Ryan 00:46
I'm out of
I'm Juden - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
I'm Juden
I like America - Saving Private Ryan 00:44
I like America
I don't know - Saving Private Ryan 01:38
I don't know
Get your gear - Saving Private Ryan 01:34
Get your gear
Don't shoot - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
Don't shoot
Covering fire - Saving Private Ryan 00:10
Covering fire
Come on in - Saving Private Ryan 01:13
Come on in
Be not Thou far from me - Saving Private Ryan 00:12
Be not Thou far from me
Bangalores - Saving Private Ryan 00:26
Bangalores
What's FUBAR - Saving Private Ryan 00:16
What's FUBAR
Two of our guys died trying to find you - Saving Private Ryan 00:17
Two of our guys died trying to find you
This is all - Saving Private Ryan 00:57
This is all
Quite a view - Saving Private Ryan 00:14
Quite a view
Our objective is to win the war - Saving Private Ryan 00:29
Our objective is to win the war
James Francis Ryan from Iowa - Saving Private Ryan 00:17
James Francis Ryan from Iowa

Cast

Captain Miller - Tom Hanks
Sergeant Horvath - Tom Sizemore
Private Reiben - Edward Burns
Private Jackson - Barry Pepper
Private Mellish - Adam Goldberg
Private Caparzo - Vin Diesel
T-4 Medic Wade - Giovanni Ribisi
Corporal Upham - Jeremy Davies
Private Ryan - Matt Damon
Captain Hamill - Ted Danson
Sergeant Hill - Paul Giamatti
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson - Dennis Farina
Steamboat Willie - Joerg Stadler
Corporal Henderson - Max Martini
Toynbe - Dylan Bruno
Trask - Ian Porter
Garrity - Julian Spencer
Wilson - Steve Griffin
Fallon - Marc Cass
Major Hoess - Markus Napier
Ramelle Paratrooper - Neil Finnighan
Ramelle Paratrooper - Peter Miles
Field HQ Major - Paul Garcia
Field HQ Aide - Seamus McQuade
Coxswain - Ronald Longridge
Delancey - Adam Shaw
Lieutenant Briggs - Rolf Saxon
Radioman - Corey Johnson
Soldier on the Beach - Loclann Aiken
Soldier on the Beach - John Barnett
Soldier on the Beach (as MacLean Burke) - Maclean Burke
Soldier on the Beach - Victor Burke
Soldier on the Beach - Aiden Condron
Soldier on the Beach - Paschal Friel
Soldier on the Beach - Shane Hagan
Soldier on the Beach - Paul Hickey
Soldier on the Beach - Shane Johnson
Soldier on the Beach (as Laird MacIntosh) - Laird Macintosh
Soldier on the Beach - Brian Maynard
Soldier on the Beach - Martin McDougall
Soldier on the Beach - Mark Phillips
Soldier on the Beach (as Lee Rosen) - Lee Aaron Rosen
Soldier on the Beach - Andrew Scott
Soldier on the Beach - Matthew Sharp
Soldier on the Beach - Vincent Walsh
Soldier on the Beach - Grahame Wood
Corporal - John Sharian
Doyle - Glenn Wrage
Senior Medical Officer - Crofton Hardester
Czech Wehrmacht Soldier - Martin Hub
Goldman (as Raph Taylor) - Raffaello Degruttola
Private Boyd - Nigel Whitmey
Private Hastings - Sam Ellis
German #1 - Erich Redman
German #2 - Tilo Keiner
German #3 / Voice on Bullhorn - Stephan Grothgar
Jean's Wife - Michelle Evans
Jean's Son - Martin Beaton
Jean's Daughter - Anna Maguire
Minnesota Ryan - Nathan Fillion
Lieutenant DeWindt - Leland Orser
Paratrooper Lieutenant - Michael Mantas
Paratrooper Oliver - David Vegh
Paratrooper Michaelson - Ryan Hurst
Paratrooper Joe - Nick Brooks
Paratrooper #1 - Sam Scudder
Old French Man - John Walters
Old French Woman - Dorothy Grumbar
MP Lieutenant - James Innes-Smith
General Marshall - Harve Presnell
War Department Colonel - Dale Dye
War Department Colonel - Bryan Cranston
War Department Captain - David Wohl
War Department Lieutenant - Eric Loren
War Department Clerk - Valerie Colgan
Mrs. Margaret Ryan - Amanda Boxer
Ryan as Old Man - Harrison Young
Old Mrs. Ryan - Kathleen Byron
Ryan's Son - Rob Freeman
Ryan's Grandson - Thomas Gizbert
French Villager - Sebastian J. Brook
Letter-Reader (voice) - John de Lancie
German Paratrooper - James Embree
Soldier - Declan Geraghty
Waffen SS Soldier - Chris Hastings
German SS Soldier - Frank Huseyin
Soldier on the Beach - Michael P. Jahoda
A23 Platoon - Alan Joyce
Bangalore Assistant - Derek Lea
Soldier on the Beach - João Costa Menezes
Sergeant Blaine - Taylor Murphy
Ryan's Granddaughter - Abbe Muschallik
Ryan's Granddaughter - Nina Muschallik
Soldier Signalling to Relief Column - Paul Sacks
Waffen SS Soldier - Mac Steinmeier
German Sniper - Leo Stransky
Soldier on Beach - Vincent Ventresca
Paratrooper - Paul Woodadge