I: Many of the extras used in the film are Irish Army reservists. Over 4,000 participated in the production, many of whom were veterans of "Braveheart." II: The Omaha Beach sequences were shot on the coast of Ireland. The majority of the rest of the film was shot at a set of a ruined French village in Hatfield, England. III: Steven Spielberg shot 3 movies in quick sequence in 1998, the year S.P.R. came out: Lost World, Amistad, and S.P.R. The most break time he had during all three productions was six weeks. IV: The two Tiger tanks seen near the end of the film are not authentic Tiger tanks; they are actually scratchbuilt Tiger turrets mounted on the chassis of T-34 tanks. The easiest visual way to tell this is by the wheels on the treads: the T-34 treads are lined up straight, unlike the Tiger wheels, which overlap each other. V: Tom Hanks was 41 when he was involved with S.P.R., 15 years older than the average US Infantry captain in WWII. VI: The medic character, Wade, served on the vocal recordings of the video game 'Call of Duty.' He gave the vocals for the character of Pvt. Eldar of the 101st Airborne.