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Director Steven Spielberg's World War II tour de force chronicles the journey of a GI squad on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), the unit is under orders to track down a soldier, Private Ryan (Matt Damon), so he might return home to his mother in America, where she is grieving the unimaginable loss of her three other sons to the war. The first unforgettable 20 minutes of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN realistically and horrifically depicts the Normandy invasion as Miller. his second-in-command, Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore), and the others in the unit land at Omaha Beach. Before the film began shooting, Hanks and the actors in his squad went through a one-week boot camp in the woods. All the actors, except Hanks, wanted to quit, but Hanks rallied their spirits by reminding them of the incredible tribulations endured by the real veterans of World War II. Production designer Tom Sanders found a beach in Ireland that perfectly matched the landscape of Normandy's. Spielberg gave great credit to the Irish army who helped re-create the Omaha Beach scenes.
Ian Bryce, Steven Spielberg, Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon
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Paul Giamatti, Vin Diesel, Ted Danson, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Dennis Farina, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Hanks, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon
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Paul Giamatti, Vin Diesel, Ted Danson, Dennis Farina, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon
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Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James 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 an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.
Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must lead a small troop of men into the Normandy countryside to find a soldier, whose three brothers have all been killed in action. We see the Normandy beach landings (awe-inspiring and stomach-churning) through to the climactic battle in a small French town. The set pieces are amazing, the cinematography stunning - but the emotional impact hits you like a hammer-blow.
Quite simply one of the greatest films of all time - whether you like War films or not. Having just watched this film again, i am reminded just how good an actor Hanks can be, while there are faultless performances from all around him (Paul Giammati, Leland Orser, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Sizemore et all). If you have never seen this film - purchasing this is an absolute no-brainer - you simply must own it!
Yet another reaon why Spielberg is the greatest cinematic story-teller of our time - maybe all time!