#1
Hey all,

To those who haven't seen it, I give away the end here, so don't get mad if you keep reading. Plus.....you've had like, 10 years, so seriously, get on it :P

Anyways, this might seem somewhat random, but I need your collective genuises... er, geniusi? :P haha anyways, need your help to settle a bet....

In Saving Private Ryan, when they are at that big Radio Outppost, and they spare that German guy.... He's the one who stabs the jewish guy to death in the big fight at the end, and also ends up popping tom hanks too right? And then the Uppum er whatever guy ends up killing him at the end, taking hostages, etc....

Anyways, we were havin a huge debate about this at work. Couple people are adamant that it was two different guys (germans i mean). They're thinking that its only the same guy who was spared and then goes on to kill Tom Hanks' guy at the end. They think that the german who kills the jewish dude was just some rando guy. I don't think that makes sense, cause the Uppum guy was clearly the one who saved his tail and made sure they didn't kill him right? Tell me i'm not goin nuts! :P
#3
yep, your nuts.
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#4
Yeah, the Uppum guy saved his ass.


After they let him go he came back and capped a few of them. Remember that the guys were kickin his ass and stuff when he was captured?

Remember the guy who he stabbed in the heart? He seemed to know who he was.

He also ran right into Uppum after killing them and just ignored him because Uppum helped him get out.
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#5
see thats what I thought, but I've honestly checked a few sites online to see if this is right, but no where specifically says its the same dude hah meh, the pit's credible enough for me!

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see thats what I thought, but I've honestly checked a few sites online to see if this is right, but no where specifically says its the same dude hah meh, the pit's credible enough for me!

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If you are thinking, you are winning.


Resistance is victory.


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Do not sit idly by.
#8
I was pretty sure that the Nazi that stabbed the guy was a different one than the guy from the outpost.
#9
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I was pretty sure that the Nazi that stabbed the guy was a different one than the guy from the outpost.


Really?


O_o


Because before Uppum kills him he's like "ey, remember meh?".


I hope I'm just not imagining all this stuff.
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I was pretty sure that the Nazi that stabbed the guy was a different one than the guy from the outpost.

He's right. It's the same nazi at the end, but the guy who stabs the jew is different I believe. The only reason he didn't kill Uppum or whatever his name is after the jew is because he was crying like a bitch I believe.
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He's right. It's the same nazi at the end, but the guy who stabs the jew is different I believe. The only reason he didn't kill Uppum or whatever his name is after the jew is because he was crying like a bitch I believe.




I guess that makes sense...
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#13
i dont think he really let him be solely because uppum showed compasion at the radio tower, but primarily because he was crying like a little bitch instead of going upstairs to help his fellow soldier out. so he decided uppum would be a waste of his time and ammo. remember when uppum had the team at gun-point, the german commmented saying that uppum wouldnt shoot.

edit: aww....beat me to it...bastard...
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/faq#.2.1.4


That should answer your question.


Good stuff in that link.

The translation of the german when he is killing mellish makes me sad.
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#15
I don't think the soldier that killed melish was the same one Uppum (spelling) let go. I think he is the same one that shot Tom Hanks though.
#16
daytripper75, you are indeed the awesome. good find, I'm humbled haha now to delete IMDB so people at work still think im right .... UG, you're next
#17
i always thought it was the same guy dude but according to the ppl at imdb they are different people (the one who kills mellish or whatever his name is and the steamboat willie guy)
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#19
It's a different guy. The one who Uppum shoots at the end is the same guy he saved at the MG nest, when Wade dies. The one who stabs Mellish and the guy who shot Tom Hanks was the same guy.
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#20
I have seen this a billion times and have always been sure it was the same guy, guess i'm gonna have to rewatch it.
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#22
They are different.

They guy let him pass because he was scared.

When he saw the guy from the radar thingey he got pissed and shot him because he betrayed him.
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They are different.

They guy let him pass because he was scared.

When he saw the guy from the radar thingey he got pissed and shot him because he betrayed him.


And also shot him because when they blindfolded him made him walk 1000 paces, they were expecting him to get picked up by American patrols and become a POW.
#24
http://www.sproe.com/s/steamboat-german.html


EDIT: If you click the numbers underneath the picture on the right you can see up close photos of the guy.


Read the very bottom

"This character is unnamed in the movie, but is referred to as "Steamboat Willie" in the credits. One very common mistake that viewers make in watching Saving Private Ryan is assuming that the German soldier set free by Miller is the same one that kills Private Mellish. The soldier that kills Mellish is from the Waffen-SS, while Steamboat Willie is a regular soldier in the Heer (Army). The two characters do bear a superficial resemblance to each other, largely due to their shaven heads and basic Germanic racial characteristics. In reality German soldiers did not have such closely-cropped hair, but for reasons unknown the production crew made sure that the German extras all received the same haircut."
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#25
Wow yesterday me and like 6 other people were watching that movie and we all started arguing about if that. ****ing weird