Saving Private Ryan Image

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 501 Ratings

Summary: Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother...
Runtime: 169 min
Rating: Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language.
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Languages: English, German, French, Czech
Home Release Date: Nov 2, 1999
Director Credit
Steven Spielberg Director
Writer Credit
Robert Rodat Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Matt Damon Pvt. James Francis Ryan
Tom Hanks Capt. John H. Miller
Cast Credit
Adam Goldberg Pvt. Stanley Mellish
Barry Pepper Pvt. Daniel Jackson
Dennis Farina Lt. Col. Anderson
Dylan Bruno Toynbe
Edward Burns Pvt. Richard Reiben
Giovanni Ribisi T-5 Medic Irwin Wade
Jeremy Davies Cpl. Timothy P. Upham
Joerg Stadler Steamboat Willie
Max Martini Cpl. Henderson
Paul Giamatti Sgt. Hill
Ted Danson Capt. Fred Hamill
Tom Sizemore Sgt. Mike Horvath
Vin Diesel Pvt. Adrian Caparzo
Producer Credit
Allison Lyon Segan Co-Producer
Bonnie Curtis Co-Producer
Gary Levinsohn Producer
Ian Bryce Producer
Kevin De La Noy Associate Producer
Mark Gordon Producer
Mark Huffam Associate Producer
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