Saving Private Ryan (1998)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 49 mins

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Set against the violent backdrop of the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother...
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Cast: Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore

Crew: Steven Spielberg (Director), Janusz Kaminski (Director of Photography), John Williams (Music Director)

Rating: A (India), MA (Australia)

Genres: Drama, War

Release Dates: 24 Jul 1998 (India)

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Did you know? In the German-dubbed version of this movie, one of the actors, himself a German veteran of the Normandy invasion, could not deal with the emotional realism of the film and then dropped out and had to be replaced. Read More
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as Private Ryan
as Captain Miller
as Sergeant Horvath
as Private Mellish
as Delancey
as Jean's Daughter
as Private Jackson
as War Department Colonel
as Radioman
as War Department Colonel
as Paratrooper Oliver
as Parker
as Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
as Toynbe
as Private Reiben
as Rice
as T-4 Medic Wade
as General Marshall
as Trask
as Corporal Upham
as Steamboat Willie
as Garrity
as Lieutenant DeWindt
as Fallon
as Major Hoess
as Corporal Henderson
as Minnesota Ryan
as Ramelle Paratrooper
as Paratrooper Joe
as Field HQ Major
as Sergeant Hill
as Ramelle Paratrooper
as Lieutenant Briggs
as Coxswain
as Field HQ Aide
as Wilson
as Captain Hamill
as Private Caparzo
as Lyle


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Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Foley Artist
Sound Mixer


Casting Director

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Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Technician


Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Czech, French, German
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Hacksaw Ridge (Tamil)
Referenced in: Hacksaw Ridge (English)
Audio/Video Mismatch
In the scene where the soldiers approach the disabled Tiger to finish it off, there is a shot from Jackson's viewpoint in the steeple and you can hear his rifle fire although it does not.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In the opening Omaha landing scene, the coxswain of the boat says, "Clear the ramp, 30 seconds! God be with ya!" The last two words, "with ya", are clearly not synchronized with his lips.

Character Error
As Jackson makes a run for the ditch to take out the machine gunner scene, he clearly passes the wall, in the next shot though he is still leaning against the wall.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In the final battle at the bridge, right after Sgt. Horvath fires the bazooka for the last time he starts to run across the bridge with the bazooka. In the bottom right corner, for a second you can see the camera operator and a man in a white shirt helping him.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Later the squad reaches the crashed glider and Miller is shouting Ryan's name, the extras for the scene are visible to the left, being held back and sent in on cue to form the column of airborne soldiers
All the principal actors in the movie actually underwent several days of grueling army training - except for Matt Damon, who was spared so that the other actors would resent him, and would convey that resentment in their performances.

In the German-dubbed version of this movie, one of the actors, himself a German veteran of the Normandy invasion, could not deal with the emotional realism of the film and then dropped out and had to be replaced.

Two of the landing craft used in the Omaha Beach scenes in the movie were actually in use in World War II.

All the main actors besides Matt Damon were actually forced to undergo a week-long fitness camp for their roles as soldiers. Damon was exempt from it in order to generate genuine resentment towards him and his character.