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Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
160 Mins
Released
1998
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Packshot of Saving Private Ryan
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
160 Mins
Released
1998

Directed by Steven Spielberg. In 1944, Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) is leading his squad onto the German-occupied beaches of Omaha. The Americans take heavy fire and hundreds of men are killed. Bodies and limbs litter the sandy battlefield. Miller and his crew manage to reach safety and are rewarded with a mission. They must track down and retrieve Private Ryan (Matt Damon). With Tom Sizemore, Ted Danson and Vin Diesel. Violence, language and horror of war.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Tom Hanks,
  • Edward Burns,
  • Matt Damon,
  • Tom Sizemore,
  • Barry Pepper,
  • Adam F. Goldberg,
  • Vin Diesel,
  • Giovanni Ribisi,
  • Jeremy Davies,
  • Ted Danson and
  • Dennis Farina

Director

Screenwriter

  • Robert Rodat

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Did you know?

  • Real amputees were used to play the casualties in this film.
  • Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski makes a cameo appearance in this film as the man making the documentary.
  • The D-Day landing sequence was shot in Ireland.
  • Director Steven Spielberg went on to direct A.I. Artificial Intelligence, War Of The Worlds and Munich.
  • Tom Hanks, who plays Captain Miller, was awarded Oscars for his performances in Forrest Gump and Philadelphia.

Awards

  • 5 Academy Awards won

    • 1998 Cinematography - Janusz Kaminski
    • 1998 Director - Steven Spielberg
    • 1998 Editing - Michael Kahn
    • 1998 Sound - Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ron Judkins, Gary Rydstrom
    • 1998 Sound Effects Editing - Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymn
  • 11 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1998 Actor In A Leading Role - Tom Hanks
    • 1998 Art Direction - Thomas E. Sanders, Lisa Dean
    • 1998 Best Picture - Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
    • 1998 Cinematography - Janusz Kaminski
    • 1998 Director - Steven Spielberg
    • 1998 Editing - Michael Kahn
    • 1998 Makeup - Lois Burwell, Conor O'Sullivan, Daniel C. Striepeke
    • 1998 Music (Orignal Score) - John Williams
    • 1998 Screenplay (Original) - Robert Rodat
    • 1998 Sound - Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ron Judkins, Gary Rydstrom
    • 1998 Sound Effects Editing - Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymn
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1998 Sound - Gary Summers, Richard Hymns, Ron Judkins, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson
    • 1998 Special Effects - Roger Guyett, Neil Corbould, Stefen Fangmeier
  • 10 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1998 Actor in a Leading Role - Tom Hanks
    • 1998 Anthony Asquith Award For Original Film Music - John Williams
    • 1998 Cinematography - Janusz Kaminski
    • 1998 David Lean Award for Direction - Steven Spielberg
    • 1998 Editing - Michael Kahn
    • 1998 Film - Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn
    • 1998 Make Up/Hair - Lois Burwell, Jeanette Freeman
    • 1998 Production Design - Thomas E. Sanders
    • 1998 Sound - Gary Summers, Richard Hymns, Ron Judkins, Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson
    • 1998 Special Effects - Roger Guyett, Neil Corbould, Stefen Fangmeier
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1999 Best Director - Motion Picture - Steven Spielberg
    • 1999 Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • 5 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1999 Best Director - Motion Picture - Steven Spielberg
    • 1999 Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • 1999 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - John Williams
    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Tom Hanks
    • 1999 Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Robert Rodat

Box Office

U.K.
£19.23 million
U.S.
$216.17 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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