Saving Private Ryan

TitleSaving Private Ryan
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSpielberg, Steven
Running Time169 minutes
Date Released07/1998
DistributorDreamWorks Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, french, german

Director Steven Spielberg finds humanity and morality in his masterful depiction of the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II. Endless carnage and death awaits American soldiers as they descend upon Omaha Beach, captured by Spielberg in an arresting 27-minute opening. Once secured, a small unit commanded by Captain John Miller ventures into France to find the last remaining brother of four enlisted soldiers. When some protest, Miller reminds them about earning the right to go home through completing the mission


Tom Hanks

Edward Burns

Matt Damon

Tom Sizemore

Barry Pepper

Adam Goldberg

Vin Diesel

Giovanni Ribisi

Jeremy Davies

Ted Danson

Paul Giamatti

Dennis Farina

Nathan Fillion


Produced by Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn, and Steven Spielberg

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Written by Robert Rodat

Cinematography Janusz Kamiński

Edited by Michael Kahn

Music by John Williams


Drama, War

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In 2014, selected by the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for preservation for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Spielberg won Best Oscar at the 1999 Academic Awards.

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