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Saving Private Ryan - Incorrect Photo
When Private Ryan is talking about his brothers who have have been killed, I believe he says that they hadn't all been together since they left for boot camp. Even so, in the scene where the government officials have come to inform Ryan's mother of the deaths, when she is in the entry hall, you can catch a glimpse of a photograph of all four brothers. . . in uniform.
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 03-27-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Lisa writes:
You're right, Tara, the PICTURE is accurate, but I think that what "anonymous" was implying was that Damon's line was wrong, not the picture. They shouldn't have had him say that boot camp was the last time that they were all together, especially since they served together after boot camp.
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capaman writes:
Well, actually it IS a blooper, and even a harder one than you checked: J Ryan says he they were together for the last time that night. But the officer said they actually had served together and were splitted after the i-don't-know brothers died in the navy. so they did meet again after that night in the barn...
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Dean0Mac writes:
Actually. I have a copy of both the first, and finalized scripts and Matt Daemons line is correct... And he says "That was it... The next day I went off to basic. That was the last night all four of us were together" So this was a slip up...
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Mett writes:
The line is a slip-up... The Colonel stated that the brothers served together in the 29th Division (the infantry division that stormed the beach) before being split up after the Sullivan brother's Navy ship was sunk. So the brothers went to basic together, and served together even. So Damon's line about them all going to basic being the last time we were together is an error.
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First of all, they could not have served together. Private Ryan was in the 101 Airborne, and one of his brothers was killed on Omaha Beach. No airborne troops would be on the beach, so they were in different parts of the Army. Also the line reads "That was the last night the 4 of us were together." Therefore it is a slip-up. Good pick up.
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GiveTheWorldABreak writes:
A better question would be why are two boys from Iowa in the 29th, a National Guard division made of men from central New England (Massachusetts, etc.)?
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Tara writes:
The Ryan Boys served together after boot camp, they were split up after the Sullivan Brothers died in the Navy. So the picture is accurate.
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Tony Gies writes:
HELLO. Can't the picture have been taken DURING Boot Camp? Here's another possibility: He says they hadn't SERVED together after Boot Camp! The picture could have been taken between the time they were in camp and when they were serving!!!
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