London, South Kensington
17 December 2002
Tom Hanks/Saving Private Ryan, 1998
A prop replica Thompson M1 .45 ACP rifle, model number 228988 -- 32in. (81.3cm.) long -- made for Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller in the 1998 Dreamworks film Saving Private Ryan; accompanied by a reproduction of a corresponding colour still -- 10x8in. (25.4x20.3cm.); and a document concerning the provenance (3)
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This rifle is identical to the one used by Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller throughout Saving Private Ryan from the opening scenes of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy through to the poignant climax at the end of the film when he is killed defending a key bridge against the Germans.
Saving Private Ryan was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and won five includng Best Director for Stephen Spielberg.
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Photograph courtesy of Dreamworks.
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