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Saving Private Ryan

Author: Steven SpielbergRobert RodatTom HanksEdward BurnsTom SizemoreAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Dreamworks Home Entertainment ; Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Home Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : D-Day 60th Anniversary Commemorative edView all editions and formats
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The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
War films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Robert Rodat; Tom Hanks; Edward Burns; Tom Sizemore; Jeremy Davies; Vin Diesel; Adam Goldberg; Barry Pepper; Giovanni Ribisi; Matt Damon; Janusz Kamiński; Michael Kahn; John Williams; Joanna Johnston; Tom Sanders; Dreamworks Pictures.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Amblin Entertainment (Firm); Mutual Film Company.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm); Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1417006919 9781417006915
OCLC Number: 54540299
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Credits: Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Tom Sanders ; special effects supervisor, Neil Corbould.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon.
Awards: The Academy Awards 1998: Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Sound; Nominated: Best Actor, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Makeup, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Picture.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for intense prolonged realistic graphic sequences of war violence, and for language; CHV rating: 14A; brutal violence, coarse language.
Description: 1 videodisc (169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bonus videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS, SDDS.
Contents: Bonus disc features: An inside look with the filmmakers --
Looking into the past: the research, the screenplay and the vision --
The making of a platoon --
Boot camp for the cast --
Re-creating D-Day: Omaha Beach.
Other Titles: Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan
Responsibility: Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment production in association with Mutual Film Company, a Steven Spielberg film ; produced by Steven Spielberg & Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinson ; written by Robert Rodat ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

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The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already 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 honor, decency and courage.

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