Saving Private Ryan

IMDb Link: Saving Private Ryan  
Genre: Drama
Format: DVD
Tagline: The mission is a man
Synopsis: Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.
Country: USA
Year: 1998
Runtime: 169 min
MPAA Rating: R
AMG Rating: * * * * 1/2
VMG Rating: * * * * *
IMDb Rating: 8.4

Aspect Ratio: American Matte (1.85:1)
Anamorphic: Yes
Color: Color
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Dialog Language: Czech/English/French/German

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks - Captain John Miller
Tom Sizemore - Staff Sergeant Michael Horvath
Edward Burns (I) - Private 1st Class Richard Reiben
Barry Pepper - Private Daniel Jackson
Adam Goldberg - Private Stanley Mellish
Vin Diesel - Private 1st Class Adrian Caparzo
Giovanni Ribisi - T/4 Medic Private Irwin Wade
Jeremy Davies - Corporal Timothy Upham
Matt Damon - Private James Francis Ryan
Ted Danson - Captain Fred Hamill
Paul Giamatti - Sergeant William Hill
Dennis Farina - Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
Joerg Stadler - Steamboat Willie
Max Martini - Corporal Fred Henderson (as Maximilian Martini)
Dylan Bruno - Private 1st Class Alan Toynbe
Daniel Cerqueira - Weller
Demetri Goritsas - Parker
Ian Porter - Trask
Gary Sefton - Rice
Julian Spencer - Garrity
Steve Griffin (I) - Wilson
William Marsh (I) - Lyle
Marc Cass - Fallon
Markus Napier - Major Hoess
Neil Finnighan (I) - Ramelle Paratrooper
Edward Burns (II) - Pvt. Richard Reiben

Awards: Oscar: Best Cinematography 1999 Best Cinematography & Janusz Kaminski
Oscar: Best Director 1999 Best Director & Steven Spielberg
Oscar: Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing 1999 Richard Hymns & Gary Rydstrom
Oscar: Best Film Editing 1999 Best Film Editing & Michael Kahn (I)
Oscar: Best Sound 1999 Ron Judkins, Andy Nelson (I), Gary Rydstrom & Gary Summers
Saturn Award: Best Action/Adventure/Thriller 1999
Eddie: Best Edited Feature Film 1999 Michael Kahn (I)
BAFTA Film Award: Best Sound 1999 Richard Hymns, Ron Judkins, Andy Nelson (I), Gary Rydstrom & Gary Summers
BAFTA Film Award: Best Special Effects 1999 Neil Corbould, Stefen Fangmeier & Roger Guyett
Blockbuster Entertainment Award: Favorite Actor - Drama 1999 Tom Hanks
Bogey Award in Silver 1998
BSFC Award: Best Cinematography 1998 Janusz Kaminski
BFCA Award: Best Director 1999 Steven Spielberg
BFCA Award: Best Picture 1999
BFCA Award: Best Score 1999 John Williams
Artios: Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama 1999 Denise Chamian
CFCA Award: Best Picture 1999
CAS Award: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film 1999 Ron Judkins, Andy Nelson (I), Gary Rydstrom & Gary Summers
Czech Lion: Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) 1999 Steven Spielberg
DFWFCA Award: Best Picture 1999
DGA Award: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures 1999 Adam Goodman (II), Mark Huffam, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Karen Richards (I) & Steven Spielberg
Empire Award: Best Actor 1999 Tom Hanks
Empire Award: Best Film 1999 Steven Spielberg
FFCC Award: Best Cinematography 1999 Janusz Kaminski
Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture 1999 Steven Spielberg
Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture - Drama 1999
Golden Satellite Award: Best Motion Picture Film Editing 1999 Michael Kahn (I)
Golden Screen 1998
Grammy: Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television 1999 John Williams
Harry Award 1999
Silver Ribbon: Best Director - Foreign Film (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) 1999 Steven Spielberg
Sierra Award: Best Cinematography 1998 Janusz Kaminski
Sierra Award: Best Director 1998 Steven Spielberg
Sierra Award: Best Picture 1998
ALFS Award: Film of the Year 1999
LAFCA Award: Best Cinematography 1998 Janusz Kaminski
LAFCA Award: Best Director 1998 Steven Spielberg
LAFCA Award: Best Picture 1998
Golden Reel Award: Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR 1999 Sara Bolder, Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom, Larry Singer, Ewa Sztompke, Denise Whiting, Thomas Whiting & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Golden Reel Award: Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects Foley 1999 Sandina Bailo-Lape, Teresa Eckton, Frank E. Eulner, Richard Hymns, Bruce Lacey, Larry Oatfield, Gary Rydstrom, Ethan Van der Ryn & Karen G. Wilson
NYFCC Award: Best Film 1998
OFCS Award: Best Cinematography 1999 Janusz Kaminski
OFCS Award: Best Director 1999 Steven Spielberg
OFCS Award: Best Ensemble Cast Performance 1999
OFCS Award: Best Film 1999
OFCS Award: Best Film Editing 1999 Michael Kahn (I)
Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award 1999 Ian Bryce, Bonnie Curtis, Mark Gordon (II), Gary Levinsohn, Allison Lyon Segan & Steven Spielberg
SEFCA Award: Best Director 1999 Steven Spielberg
SEFCA Award: Best Picture 1999
TFCA Award: Best Direction 1998 Steven Spielberg
TFCA Award: Best Film 1998
Saturn Award: Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film 1999
BMI Film & TV Awards: BMI Film Music Award 1999 John Williams
Bogey Awards, Germany: Bogey Award in Silver 1998
C.A.S. Award: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film 1999 Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson & Ron Judkins
Empire Award: Best Director 1999 Steven Spielberg
Golden Screen, Germany: Golden Screen 1998
Harry Awards: Harry Award 1999
Huabiao Film Award: Outstanding Translated Foreign Film 1999
KCFCC Award: Best Director 1999 Steven Spielberg
KCFCC Award: Best Film 1999
KCFCC Award: Best Supporting Actor 1999 Jeremy Davies
Key Art Award: Best of Show - Audiovisual 1999
Golden Reel Award: Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR 1999 Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Larry Singer, Ewa Sztompke, Sara Bolder, Denise Whiting & Thomas Whiting
Golden Reel Award: Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects & Foley 1999 Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns, Sandina Bailo-Lape, Ethan Van der Ryn, Teresa Eckton, Frank E. Eulner, Karen G. Wilson, Larry Oatfield & Bruce Lacey
PGA Golden Laurel Awards: Motion Picture Producer of the Year Award 1999 Steven Spielberg, Allison Lyon Segan, Bonnie Curtis, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon & Gary Levinsohn
TFCA Award: Best Director 1998 Steven Spielberg
TFCA Award: Best Picture 1998

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