Saving Private Ryan

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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. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 929e4fe4-dbf9-e0ce-3a89-f704c87886a2
Grouping Title saving private ryan
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Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Bryce, Ian., Burns, Edward, 1968-, Damon, Matt., Danson, Ted, 1947-, Davies, Jeremy, 1969-, Diesel, Vin., Giamatti, Paul., Goldberg, Adam, 1970-, Gordon, Mark, 1956-, Hanks, Tom., Kamiński, Janusz, 1959-, Levinsohn, Gary., Pepper, Barry, 1970-, Presnell, Harve., Ribisi, Giovanni, 1974-, Rodat, Robert., Sizemore, Tom, 1961-, Spielberg, Steven, 1946-, Williams, John, 1932-
author2-role Amblin Entertainment (Firm), Bryce, Ian., Burns, Edward,1968-, Damon, Matt., Danson, Ted,1947-, Davies, Jeremy,1969-, Diesel, Vin., DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm), Dreamworks Pictures., Giamatti, Paul., Goldberg, Adam,1970-, Gordon, Mark,1956-, Hanks, Tom., Kamiński, Janusz,1959-, Levinsohn, Gary., Mutual Film Company., Paramount Pictures Corporation., Pepper, Barry,1970-, Presnell, Harve., Ribisi, Giovanni,1974-, Rodat, Robert., Sizemore, Tom,1961-, Spielberg, Steven,1946-, Williams, John,1932-
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display_description Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
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subject_facet American Film Institute 100 greatest American movies, Feature films, Soldiers -- United States -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Videos (DVD), War films, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy -- Drama, World War, 1939-1945 -- Missing in action -- Drama
title_display Saving Private Ryan
title_full Saving Private Ryan [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Mutual Film Company ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by Robert Rodat ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce ; produced by Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn
title_short Saving Private Ryan
topic_facet Campaigns, Missing in action, Soldiers, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, War films, World War, 1939-1945
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