Saving Private Ryan


Film Info
Event Type:Film Screening
Release Year:1998
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
French, German, Czech
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Steven Spielberg
Cast:Tom Hanks - Capt. Miller
Matt Damon - Pvt Ryan
Tom Sizemore - Sgt Horvath
Ed Burns - Pvt. Reiburn
Vin Diesel - Pvt. Caparzo
Screenwriter:Robert Rodat
Music By:John Williams


One of the most impactful, immersive war movies of all time, Steven Spielberg's cinematic achievement takes viewers as close to the front line as possible offering a human take on the chaos of war. Saving Private Ryan (1998) is a powerful and evocative World War II epic dealing with the value of life and the personal toll that war takes on one's humanity, as a group of 8 soldiers battle impossible odds to save the last surviving son of a family that has already lost 3 in action. Tom Hanks leads a star-studded cast through some of the most realistic combat scenes ever brought to the big screen.  

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Additional Information

Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller (Hanks) 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 (Damon), 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…

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Cinematography.