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Saving Private Ryan


  • Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war drama film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II

Saving Private Ryan facts

  • Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for its graphic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault of June 6, 1944
  • It follows United States Army Rangers Captain John H
  • Miller (Tom Hanks) and a squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen
  • The film received universal acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew, as well as earning significant returns at the box office
  • The film grossed US$481
  • 8 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of the year
  • The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards; Spielberg's direction won him a second Academy Award for Best Director, with four more awards going to the film
  • Saving Private Ryan was released on home video in May 1999, earning another $44 million from sales
  • In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant

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