Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother...Written by
Giovanni Ribisi and Adam Goldberg both played secondary characters in the sitcom 'Friends'. Ribisi played Phoebes younger brother Frank Jr and Goldberg played Chandlers unstable roommate Eddie. See more »
Some of the paratroopers are shown wearing black jump boots. All Army paratroopers in WWII were issued brown jump boots. The Army didn't start using black leather for boots until the 1950s. See more »
[running to comfort his father]
[flashback to D-Day]
[shouting out the soldiers on the raft]
CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!
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There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »
German television-version is heavily cut, missing most of the violence particularly during the landing-scene at the beginning of the film. See more »
Amazing insight into World War 2 battles that take your breath away!!
An amazing and compelling insight to warfare. Umbelievable camera shots/angles bring World War 2 to life especially for the US troops on D-Day. The use of flash bullets, and color saturation just add to the effect of a killing ground that not many people survive to come back from.
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