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History: Saving Private Ryan
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What scene does the movie open into?
The film opens with an oldish man and his family visiting the American war cemetery
In the beginning of the movie, where is the American war cemetery located?
In the cemetery, what did the person find that made weep uncontrollably?
A particular grave because he remembers what happened
On June 6, 1944, where is the landing aircraft approaching?
Dog Green, Section of Omaha Beach
How was Captain John Miller as he waits to arrive?
Shaking with fear
What killed soldiers as they leave the landing craft?
(Before they get into the water, many are already dead)
Mortars and machine guns.
What is the only protection the soldiers have?
Why do they need to move up the beach?
To make way for the next wave
The sea is red with...........
What does one of the dead have on his pack?
What is the name of the fourth brother?
Private James Ryan (Matt Damon)
What happened to Private James Ryan (Matt Damon)?
Had parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division the night before the invasion
Who is Chief of Staff?
General George Marshall
Where was the copy of letter, which was sent to the mother of the 3 soldiers, came from?
On Omaha Beach, what does Miller report on his company's condition?
35 are dead and twice that number are
What was Miller's fresh assignment?
Take seven men with him and bring back Ryan
Who was a very anxious translator?
Corporal Upham (Jeremy Davies)
When they reach the village, what group did they join into?
A group of GIs sheltering behind a wall because there is some fighting going on.
Where do Miller and his men, together with some of the GIs, make their way to?
Towards the center of the town
Why is there a speculation about Miller's background?
He has refused to say anything about himself.
How much did the men bet to find out what Miller did prior to the war?
What did they come across in the first floor of a house without a wall?
A terrified family marooned in the first floor of their house
How did Miller reacted when the family beg the Americans to take their children to safety?
He refuses to do so
Who lifts the daughter down?
What happened to Pte Carparzo after?
Caparzo was shot by a sniper
(He died because they weren't able to cover/treat him)
Who shoots the German sniper?
Pte Jackson (Barry Pepper)
What appears when one man knocks a fallen beam against a wall and causes it to collapse?
Several German soldiers
During this encounter (Americans vs. Germans) who shot first?
What did Miller find out as he talks to the Captain of the other group?
Discovers that they have Private Ryan with them
Did they meet the real Private Ryan?
What happened to Private Ryan's troop?
They were scattered widely during the landing, and he believes that many of them are some distance away
As he reflects on the war, what does Miller tell himself as he loses one of his men on mission?
Tells himself that he probably saved 10 times
What did Miller and his troop did in an effort to find Ryan the next day?
looks through the collected dog-tags of the dead and Miller calls for Ryan as others arrive
Where did the person (partially deaf) said Ryan was?
Sent by a Colonel to help defend a bridge
What did they encounter?
German radar station protected by a machine
Who has been badly wounded and dies?
Wade (Giovanni Ribisi)
What did they do to the captured German soldier?
Blindfolded him and sent him away
Who tried to furiously leave after the decision of not killing the German soldier? (STILL STAYED)
Pte Reiben (Edward Burns)
Who points a gun to Pte Reiben (Edward Burns)?
What did Miller said he was before the war?
Why is Miller doing the mission of saving Private Ryan?
It something that will help him get home quicker
When they finally meet Ryan, did he come with them to go back home?
No, he refuses to go back with them and insists on defending the bridge.
Why does Ryan not want to go?
He feels like they all deserve to go back home not just him.
What does Ryan want to tell his mother?
"Tell her I'm with the only brothers I've got left."
What happened to the ambush that they set up?
Did not go well (OUT NUMBERED)
What happened to Miller?
He dies as he tried to hold the control of the bridge
Who are the only members of his (Miller) unit to survive?
Reiben and Upham
Who did Upham find? What did he do to him?
The German soldier they set free. Upham shoots him because he wounded Miller
When the movie switches back to the cemetery, which grave does Ryan look at?
Who is Captain John H. Miller?
- The Captain and leader of the eight man band sent to find Private Ryan
- Was an English teacher
- Got killed during the mission
- Shell-Shocked Veteran (Hands shake due to terror)
Sergeant Mike Horvath
- Captain Miller's sergeant and 'right hand man.'
- Been with him in numerous countries
Private Richard Reiben
- Soldier from Brooklyn
- openly defies Captain Miller's orders
- the only member of the original
squad to be alive at the end of the novel.
Private Daniel Jackson
- A religious sniper (Best marksman)
- When about to fire, Jackson is coldly emotionless and murmurs Bible verses to himself
- instrument of God's vengeance
- Book of Psalms
Private Stanley Mellish
- A Jewish soldier who is good friend with Caparzo
- He is nicknamed "Fish" by his friends.
Private Adrian Caparzo
- prepared to rescue the French children
- the first of Miller's squad to get killed trying to save Ryan.
Corporal Irwin Wade
- A doctor by training
- acting as a battlefield medic
- will treat German prisoners with the same care as his American comrades.
Corporal Timothy E Upham
- A translator who speaks French and German
- He is the only other member of Miller's squad to be alive at the end of the novel
Private James Francis Ryan
- Captain Miller's squad go to find
- farmer from Iowa whose three brothers
are killed in action
- German soldier who is taken prisoner by Captain Miller's squad
- allowed to walk free by Miller
- sing the American National Anthem and declaring he hates Hitler (to prevent the Americans to shoot him)
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