19. After the film’s release the number of veterans who visited PTSD counselors rose so much that the Department of Veterans Affairs set up a special 800 number to help them cope.
20. The D-Day landing scene was so violent that the film was supposed to receive NC-17 rating. But the Motion Picture Association of America decided to give it an R because it was “masterpiece exception”.
The opening scene in the movie managed to generate a lot of reactions from censor boards everywhere. It is said that the movie came quite close to getting an NC-17 rating because it was too violent to watch without that warning. Spielberg wanted to release the movie as it was, without softening it down with cuts to suit sensitive audience. He also stated that even if the movie did receive NC-17 rating he would have still released the uncut version.(1 ,2)