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Release Date: July 24th, 1998

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 1999

R|2 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama, War

Production Co: Amblin Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, DreamWorks SKG, Mark Gordon Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: 1940s, Gritty, Quest, Brother, Soldier, Mother, Dark, France, Rescue, Gripping, Death

Ratings & Reviews

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  • For those who are willing to brave the movie's shocking and unforgettable images, Saving Private Ryan offers a singular motion picture experience. show more

  • What Steven Spielberg has accomplished in Saving Private Ryan is to make violence terrible again. show more

  • A harrowing World War II epic about the struggle to uphold decency in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the visual masterwork finds Spielberg atop his craft, weaving heart-pounding action and gut-wrenching emotion — often during the same sequence — that will leave viewers silently shaken. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Sound
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Winner Sound Effects Editing
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)