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Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998)

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Chris Harty (as Christen Harty Schaefer)
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Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Tom Hanks ... Himself
Matt Damon ... Himself
Edward Burns ... Himself
Tom Sizemore ... Himself
Stephen Ambrose Stephen Ambrose ... Himself (as Stephen E. Ambrose)
John C. Harrison John C. Harrison ... Himself (as Judge John Harrison)
Arthur 'Dutch' Schultz Arthur 'Dutch' Schultz ... Himself
Barney Oldfield Barney Oldfield ... Himself (as Col. Barney Oldfield)
James Colella James Colella ... Himself
Barry Pepper ... Himself
Arnold Spielberg ... Himself
Dale Dye ... Himself (as Capt. Dale Dye USMC Ret.)
Jeremy Davies ... Himself
Giovanni Ribisi ... Himself
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USA

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English

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En la brecha: 'Salvar al soldado Ryan' See more »

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Stephen Ambrose: These kids didn't want to be there. Y'know, 17, 18, 19 years old, they wanted to be shooting 22's at rabbits, not M1's at other young men. They wanted to be throwing softballs, not hand grenades. But there was an evil force loose in the world and it fell to them to have to deal with it because when the challenge came that the society said to them 'you gotta go out there and fight'... and they did.
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A film that must be missed.
4 October 2004 | by jbanks711See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies I have ever hated.

The plot was contrived. Tom Hanks was flat. Matt Damon was immature and unconvincing.

Spielberg tried to make the landing scene arty, and even perhaps beautiful. It's too bad he didn't spend some time with the veterans who were actually there on D-Day. Maybe then he would have learned how horrible it was.

This film had all the earmarks of a professional draft dodger striving for redemption.

Feeling somewhat generous, I give Private Ryan a 2.


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