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Saving Private Ryan

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169 Minutes

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Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.

Cast:

Adam Goldberg
Adam Shaw
Aiden Condron
Amanda Boxer
Andrew Scott
Anna Maguire
Barry Pepper
Brian Maynard
Bryan Cranston
Corey Johnson
Crofton Hardester
Dale Dye
Daniel Cerqueira
David Vegh
David Wohl
Demetri Goritsas
Dennis Farina
Dorothy Grumbar
Dylan Bruno
Edward Burns
Eric Loren
Erich Redman
Gary Sefton
Giovanni Ribisi
Glenn Wrage
Grahame Wood
Harrison Young
Harve Presnell
Ian Porter
James Innes-Smith
Jeremy Davies
Joerg Stadler
John Barnett
John Sharian
John Walters
Julian Spencer
Julian Spencer
Kathleen Byron
Laird Macintosh
Lee Aaron Rosen
Leland Orser
Loclann Aiken
Maclean Burke
Marc Cass
Mark Anderson Phillips
Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips
Markus Napier
Martin Beaton
Martin Hub
Martin Mcdougall
Matt Damon
Matthew Sharp
Max Martini
Michael Mantas
Michelle Evans
Mickie Mcgowan
Nathan Fillion
Neil Finnighan
Neil Finnighan
Nick Brooks
Nigel Whitmey
Paschal Friel
Paul Garcia
Paul Giamatti
Paul Hickey
Peter Miles
Raffaello Degruttola
Rob Freeman
Rolf Saxon
Ronald Longridge
Ryan Hurst
Sam Ellis
Sam Scudder
Shane Hagan
Shane Johnson
Stephan Grothgar
Stephane Cornicard
Steve Griffin
Ted Danson
Thomas Gizbert
Thomas Gizbert
Tilo Keiner
Tom Hanks
Tom Sizemore
Victor Burke
Vin Diesel
Vincent Walsh
William Marsh

Genres:

Action
Drama
War

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