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Saving Private Ryan
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Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by
Written by Robert Rodat
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Michael Kahn
Distributed by
  • DreamWorks Pictures (North America)
  • Paramount Pictures (International)
Release date(s) July 24, 1998 (1998-07-24)
Running time 169 minutes
Country United States
  • English
  • German
Budget $70 million
Money made $482.3 million

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat.

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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