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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patch666
Apr 02, 2018

Very overrated war film >> Tom Hanks is a bore as the "reluctant aww shucks soldier " overly long with silly character soliloquy's but a good young cast. I would rather watch Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down for the Nth time for a real war film experience ~ 420 I served !!!

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kirareuban
Mar 11, 2018

Make sure that you watch both DVD's , The second DVD tells you some more about the people , the situations and some more about the battle at Somme.

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reginator_22
Jan 31, 2018

Outstanding movie.

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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

ArapahoeSuzanne 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.

ArapahoeKati 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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reginator_22
Jan 31, 2018

Parker: [firing machine gun] I'm out of .30 Caliber!

Private Jackson: [lining shots] Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

[Fires rifle twice]

Private Jackson: My goodness and my fortress... my high tower and my Deliverer.

[Fires rifle]

Private Jackson: My shield, and he in whom I trust.

[Fires rifle, then to his rifle]

Private Jackson: Here you go baby.

[Fires rifle few more times. Notices a tank has spotted them]

Private Jackson: Parker, get down!

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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.

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Violence: Graphic sequences of war violence.

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millerjw12
Sep 20, 2011

Coarse Language: This Title contains Coarse Language.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Coarse Language: A few swears.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Realistic war violence shown

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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

badwolf18 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 60

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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

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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noob123
Jun 23, 2008

noob123 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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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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