Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

DVD - 1998
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After the D-Day invasion, a squad of American soldiers led by Captain John Miller embarks on a dangerous special mission--go behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, c1998
Edition: Special limited ed
ISBN: 9780783233536
0783233531
Branch Call Number: SAV
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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kpelish
Apr 15, 2017

Stunning portrait of war (esp. the D-Day landing) and how soldiers manage themselves, their relationships, and their mission under enormous pressure and fear. Be forewarned this is violent, but it's part of the story-telling, not for cheap results.

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patch666
Mar 21, 2017

Vastly overrated //watch Full Metal Jacket instead

AL_SUZANNE Dec 19, 2016

Great movie! Makes me appreciate The Greatest Generation even more! All of the characters are finding themselves to be better individuals than they thought they were!

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firefly5
Dec 19, 2016

I am not a fan of war movies but this one had such good reviews I thought I would try it. Too violent, yes, I know war is violent, too loud, bombing, yelling, shooting. Just not my kind of movie. Although I want to say very well portrayed and great acting. Tom Hanks is always amazing!

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jazpur
Nov 19, 2016

A tremendous movie.

AL_KATI Aug 08, 2016

I watch this movie every year on June 6. Brilliant all around.

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DesLi
Jan 27, 2016

Very entertaining!

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akirakato
May 19, 2015

This is a 1998 American epic war drama directed by Steven Spielberg.
Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the fighting scenes on the Omaha beach are profoundly graphic, intense, realistic, heart-wrenching and mind-boggling.
It is about Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad who search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen.
It is one of the best anti-war films.

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freeberd
Aug 16, 2014

Maybe Spielbergs best film. Did he do schindlers List? War is hell, and he depicted it very well.
If you have never been in battle, thank God for your luck, timing, age, etc. Get down on your knees and praise God, for sparing you the nightmare of war.
This administration however, is very close to starting another campaign due to it's poor foreign policies. I except another war in my lifetime, and I'm an old man.

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garycornell
Jun 06, 2014

Today is June 6, 2014, which means D Day was 70 years ago today. My thoughts are with all those who died that day and their families. All those who served but were disabled, my thoughts are with you as well. We are fortunate that Private Ryan is a great movie and a memorial in its own way by telling the story of these men. If you have a father or mother that served in World War II, like I do, then today is a good day to give them a hug or to think good thoughts of them in heaven.

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Davidf05
Mar 06, 2017

You earned this.-Captain Miller to Private Ryan

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Private Reiben: Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Private Jackson: Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Captain Miller: Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Private Jackson: Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Captain Miller: Yeah. Go on.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Private Jackson: Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Captain Miller: Well, by all means, share it with the squad.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Private Jackson: Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

Gen. George C. Marshall: I have a letter here, written a long time ago, to a Mrs. Bixby in Boston. So bear with me. "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln."

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millerjw12
Sep 20, 2011

Coarse Language: This Title contains Coarse Language.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Realistic war violence shown

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Coarse Language: A few swears.

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noob123
Jun 23, 2008

Violence: The usual guns and blood.

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noob123
Jun 23, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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icerider
Jun 20, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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icerider
Jun 20, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Ringwood
Jun 13, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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badwolf18
Jan 24, 2012

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millerjw12
Sep 20, 2011

millerjw12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

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Jun 23, 2008

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They struggle against dug-in German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire, which cut down many of the men. Captain John H. Miller, the company commander of Charlie Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of soldiers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach.
In the United States War Department in Washington, DC, General George Marshall is informed that three of four brothers in the Ryan family have all died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all three telegrams on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. After reading to his staff Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, Marshall orders that Ryan be found and sent home immediately because of the Sole Survivor Policy

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Based on a World War II drama. US soldiers try to save their comrade, paratrooper Private Ryan, who's stationed behind enemy lines.

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