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|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Written by||Robert Rodat|
|Music by||John Williams|
|Editing by||Michael Kahn|
|Release date(s)||July 24, 1998|
|Running time||169 minutes|
|Money made||$482.3 million|
Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the film is known for its graphic portrayal of war and for the intensity of its second scene of 24 minutes, a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings.
The film follows United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), the last surviving brother of a family of four, with his three other brothers having been killed in action.
The film was a co-production between DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, and Mutual Film Company, with DreamWorks distributing the film in North America while Paramount released the film internationally.
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Steven Spielberg (shown here in 2016) earned critical acclaim for his directing on the film and would later win his second Academy Award for Best Director.
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