Saving Private Ryan

In the present day, an elderly veteran visits the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial with his family, upon seeing one particular grave he falls to his knees overcome with emotion, the scene then shifts to the morning of June 6, 1944, as American soldiers land on Omaha Beach as part of the Normandy Invasion. They suffer heavy losses in assaulting German positions defended by artillery and machine guns. Captain John H. Miller of the 2nd Ranger Battalion assembles a group to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach. Elsewhere on the beach, a dead soldier is face down in the bloody surf; his pack is stenciled Ryan, S.

In Washington, D.C., at the U.S. War Department, General George Marshall learns that three of the four brothers of the Ryan family were killed in action and that the fourth son, James, has been parachuted somewhere in Normandy. After reading Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter aloud for his staff, he orders that James Ryan be found and returned home immediately. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama, War
Country:United States
Produced By:Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon, Mark Huffam, Ian Bryce, Allison Lyon Segan, Kevin De La Noy, Steven Spielberg, Bonnie Curtis
Directed By:Steven Spielberg
Written By:Robert Rodat
Cast:Dennis Farina, Erich Redman, Laird Macintosh, Gary Sefton, Rob Freeman, Vincent Ventresca, Mac Steinmeier, Max Martini, Abbe Muschallik, Shane Johnson, John Sharian, João Costa Menezes, Sam Scudder, Derek Lea, Taylor Murphy, Matt Damon, Valerie Colgan, John Walters, Corey Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Raffaello Degruttola, Martin McDougall, Julian Spencer, Glenn Wrage, Martin Hub, Stephane Cornicard, Michelle Evans, Markus Napier, Declan Geraghty, Ian Porter, Victor Burke, Maclean Burke, Dale Dye, Harve Presnell, Nina Muschallik, Barry Pepper, Eric Loren, Nick Brooks, Crofton Hardester, Paul Woodadge, Paul Hickey, Sam Ellis, James Embree, Vincent Walsh, Kathleen Byron, Matthew Sharp, Nathan Fillion, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Dorothy Grumbar, John De Lancie, Grahame Wood, David Vegh, Bryan Cranston, William Marsh, Paschal Friel, Amanda Boxer, Harrison Young, Neil Finnighan, Daniel Cerqueira, Joerg Stadler, Loclann Aiken, Tom Hanks, James Innes-Smith, Peter Miles, Leland Orser, Andrew Scott, Lee Aaron Rosen, Anna Maguire, Paul Garcia, Nigel Whitmey, Brian Maynard, Dylan Bruno, David Wohl, Sebastian J. Brook, Adam Goldberg, Demetri Goritsas, Leo Stransky, Ted Danson, Edward Burns, Aiden Condron, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephan Grothgar, Ryan Hurst, Vin Diesel, Adam Shaw, Tilo Keiner, Rolf Saxon, Michael Mantas
In Theaters:Jul 24, 1998
Runtime:2 hours 49 minutes
Production:DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
Box Office:$216,540,909
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu