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Saving Private Ryan quotes

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Steven Spielberg cast Matt Damon as Private Ryan because he wanted an unknown actor with an All-American look. He did not know Damon would win an Oscar for Good Will Hunting (1997) and become an overnight star before the film was released.GoofsThroughout the movie American characters are shown saying "thunder" to identify friendlies, and waiting for the response "flash". But in actuality the challenge word was "flash", and "thunder" the response. The word order is important, as "thunder" was chosen as the password because of its "th" sound. (There is no such sound in German, thus a German soldier would likely be unable to hide his accent if he tried to answer the challenge.)QuotesMellish: Fucked up beyond all recognition.Upham: FUBAR.Crazy creditsThere are no opening credits after the title is shown.Alternate versionsIn the German-dubbed version of the movie, they were unsure how to distinguish dialog between the German and the American soldiers, since they would all be speaking German. In the end, they decided to address all the American soldiers by their English titles, such as "Sergeant" and "Captain".ConnectionsFeatured in Siskel & Ebert & the Movies: Saving Private Ryan/The Parent Trap/Jane Austen's Mafia!/Disturbing Behavior (1998)Soundtracks

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
Production: Amblin Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, DreamWorks SKG, Mark Gordon Productions
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


92 Clips & Quotes

Fucked up beyond all recognition - Saving Private Ryan 00:16 Fucked up beyond all recognition 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 Or invent a longer lasting light bulb - Saving Private Ryan 00:29 Or invent a longer lasting light bulb I'm a schoolteacher - Saving Private Ryan 02:04 I'm a schoolteacher I'm out of - Saving Private Ryan 00:46 I'm out of Private James Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 04:01 Private James Ryan I have an opinion on this matter - Saving Private Ryan 03:23 I have an opinion on this matter I don't know - Saving Private Ryan 01:38 I don't know When you end up killing one of your men - Saving Private Ryan 01:27 When you end up killing one of your men I think of something specific - Saving Private Ryan 04:56 I think of something specific 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 We stopped the bleeding - Saving Private Ryan 00:29 We stopped the bleeding Y'all got that right - Saving Private Ryan 00:28 Y'all got that right To be honest with you - Saving Private Ryan 01:30 To be honest with you I have a letter here - Saving Private Ryan 02:54 I have a letter here Sometimes she'd come home early - Saving Private Ryan 01:09 Sometimes she'd come home early You know what that song reminds me of - Saving Private Ryan 02:41 You know what that song reminds me of 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 It doesn't make any sense - Saving Private Ryan 01:38 It doesn't make any sense I trust in thee - Saving Private Ryan 00:24 I trust in thee Two of our guys died trying to find you - Saving Private Ryan 00:17 Two of our guys died trying to find you 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 I like America - Saving Private Ryan 00:44 I like America I wouldn't venture out there fellas - Saving Private Ryan 00:18 I wouldn't venture out there fellas 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 Get that kid back up there - Saving Private Ryan 00:43 Get that kid back up there You don't know HOW to shut up - Saving Private Ryan 00:21 You don't know HOW to shut up 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 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 Your father was circumcised by my rabbi - Saving Private Ryan 00:13 Your father was circumcised by my rabbi What's FUBAR - Saving Private Ryan 00:16 What's FUBAR Keep the sand out of your weapons - Saving Private Ryan 00:11 Keep the sand out of your weapons So you even know where he went to school - Saving Private Ryan 01:10 So you even know where he went to school THEY'RE KILLING US - Saving Private Ryan 00:17 THEY'RE KILLING US Are you all right - Saving Private Ryan 00:14 Are you all right This Ryan better be worth it - Saving Private Ryan 00:51 This Ryan better be worth it If your mother saw you do that - Saving Private Ryan 00:25 If your mother saw you do that You leading a squad - Saving Private Ryan 02:43 You leading a squad 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 He's better than you - Saving Private Ryan 00:26 He's better than you Tell us what to do - Saving Private Ryan 00:40 Tell us what to do Where am I to be during all this - Saving Private Ryan 00:29 Where am I to be during all this Get your gear - Saving Private Ryan 01:34 Get your gear War educates the senses - Saving Private Ryan 00:58 War educates the senses I'm Juden - Saving Private Ryan 00:12 I'm Juden Be not Thou far from me - Saving Private Ryan 00:12 Be not Thou far from me Our objective is to win the war - Saving Private Ryan 00:29 Our objective is to win the war That boy is alive - Saving Private Ryan 00:16 That boy is alive Don't shoot - Saving Private Ryan 00:12 Don't shoot We're in business - Saving Private Ryan 00:08 We're in business Bagalores up the line - Saving Private Ryan 00:22 Bagalores up the line So where are you from - Saving Private Ryan 00:52 So where are you from Maybe I should go up the left - Saving Private Ryan 00:36 Maybe I should go up the left What's the rallying point - Saving Private Ryan 00:08 What's the rallying point We are not here to do a decent thing - Saving Private Ryan 00:25 We are not here to do a decent thing Come on in - Saving Private Ryan 01:13 Come on in And another thing - Saving Private Ryan 00:37 And another thing Whose goin' left - Saving Private Ryan 00:14 Whose goin' left Why don't you just hand 'em blindfolds - Saving Private Ryan 00:19 Why don't you just hand 'em blindfolds What about  our  casualties - Saving Private Ryan 00:53 What about our casualties We sure as hell could use you around here - Saving Private Ryan 00:33 We sure as hell could use you around here James Francis Ryan from Iowa - Saving Private Ryan 00:17 James Francis Ryan from Iowa Quite a view - Saving Private Ryan 00:14 Quite a view Bangalores - Saving Private Ryan 00:26 Bangalores Put your money where your mouth is - Saving Private Ryan 00:16 Put your money where your mouth is They're tankbusters sir - Saving Private Ryan 00:18 They're tankbusters sir CLEAR THE RAMP - Saving Private Ryan 00:14 CLEAR THE RAMP This is all - Saving Private Ryan 00:57 This is all I like American - Saving Private Ryan 00:06 I like American Covering fire - Saving Private Ryan 00:10 Covering fire We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles - Saving Private Ryan 00:28 We missed our drop zone by about 20 miles Where's your BAR - Saving Private Ryan 00:23 Where's your BAR My dear Mrs Ryan - Saving Private Ryan 03:47 My dear Mrs Ryan Which teaches my hands to war - Saving Private Ryan 00:37 Which teaches my hands to war Part of me thinks the kid's right - Saving Private Ryan 01:30 Part of me thinks the kid's right My family is with me today - Saving Private Ryan 01:18 My family is with me today Cat got your tongue - Saving Private Ryan 00:17 Cat got your tongue Never heard of that - Saving Private Ryan 00:13 Never heard of that What do you think - Saving Private Ryan 02:05 What do you think What are your orders - Saving Private Ryan 02:14 What are your orders Your captain just gave you an order - Saving Private Ryan 01:30 Your captain just gave you an order We're looking for Captain Hamill - Saving Private Ryan 01:14 We're looking for Captain Hamill Bring him in here - Saving Private Ryan 01:11 Bring him in here What's the pool up to - Saving Private Ryan 01:28 What's the pool up to How'd you guess that - Saving Private Ryan 00:10 How'd you guess that That's quite a view - Saving Private Ryan 00:12 That's quite a view We're scattered pretty bad - Saving Private Ryan 00:56 We're scattered pretty bad Clear the shingle - Saving Private Ryan 00:29 Clear the shingle

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