Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII’s D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller’s men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name “Ryan” stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film’s historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose’s 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.

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  1. TankTizank on August 30, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    My father loved this movie, he was a veteran as well. Like if this is almost like a family heirloom watched since a child. Born a year after it was made and its a legend



  2. TheBloodySnacker88 on August 30, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    2:17:33



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  4. Shootskas on August 30, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    28:20 I’ve seen this movie several times and this is the first time I noticed that the dead soldier was one of the Ryan brothers.



  5. David Zamula on August 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    My Uncle Tom was a WW2 who served in Italy, he went to see the movie and wept for the first twenty minutes. Captain Thomas Malanga of Elizabeth, New Jersey.



  6. highflyer011 on August 30, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Masterpiece



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  8. ray Holt on August 30, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    SPR was a good movie, but by no means is it any where close to being the best war movie ever made. The landing scene is probably the best and most accurate account of the D-Day beach landing ever put on film. That said, parts of the story were so pathetically ridiculous and a slap in the face to the men who landed and jumped into France on June 6, 1944. The casting was spectacular, Hanks, Sizemore & Ribisi were brilliant, as were most of the supporting cast. The parts that were horrific and unimaginably wrong was when Capt Miller lets the German prisoner go, after the MG42 gun crew killed their medic. Having interviewed many dozens of US and German soldiers who fought during the D-Day landing, this would have never happened because the Americans would have and did execute Germans that they couldn’t take prisoner.

    Then the part that absolutely kills this movie for every US soldier is when Upum does nothing to stop a German soldier from killing the Jewish US soldier. That is such inane bullshit that I can’t believe it was written into the movie. First off no US soldier worth their weight in shit would be so completely gutless and worthless, as to stand by and watch another American be killed without helping. If Upum did just watch while his fellow soldier was killed and he allowed the German to get that close, the German would have absolutely killed him, according to every SS & Wehrmacht soldier I’ve interviewed.

    The other part that is a slap in the face and insulting to US Paratroopers is when Private Ryan is retreating across the bridge and is rolled up in the fetal position crying like a little girl. The Paratroopers who jumped into combat, especially during D-Day, knew they were most likely going to die, be wounded or taken prisoner. The men who became US Paratroopers were a select breed, they were not your average citizen soldier, they trained to be the best warriors and if they were going to die, they were going to take as many Germans with them. To see Private Ryan in the fetal position crying, while his brother in arms are dying around him, is so beyond insulting that there are not enough words to describe just how disrespectful it is to those who sacrificed so much.

    Then the final insanity of Upum capturing 8-10 Wehrmacht and SS soldiers, but only shooting the German who killed the US medic and allowing the other Germans to leave, is the absolute height of stupidty. Come the fuck on Spielberg, WTF was that all about, a special redemption to show that Upum became a real man / soldier ??? There isn’t a US soldier I’ve spoken to who would have allowed any German to run away, because they all knew he would just have to fight him later on.

    Having been to many of the US, German & UK cemeteries in France, Germany & across Europe, the sacrifice these men gave to rid the world of Nazi socialism, deserves a better tribute than SPR. Parts of it were absolutely brilliant and accurate, but other parts were so pathetically stupid that it still boggles the mind that Spielberg would have included the story line.



  9. YTConradGreb on August 30, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Youtube you can watch this on Netflix for free pretty much.



  10. Contractnik on August 30, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Shakespeare in Love beat this for Best Picture? What a sad joke the Oscars are. Who watches that film – ever?



  11. Jim Cramer on August 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    This should have won a special Oscar for Movie of the Decade. An incredible and awe-inspiring movie. The first time I saw this I was stunned. I also was mesmerized to the point I could not move for the entire movie. And I also cried. I could not believe what I was seeing. The real reality of war. So many special effects NOT made by a computer. The cast is so many different soldiers from all around the country ending up together to go on this special mission. All of them brothers, but nothing like each other, put into a extremely difficult situation which ended in tragedy. All the men lost but two. But the mission was a success. Saving private Ryan was accomplished through determination, courage and the will to never give up.



  12. TheBloodySnacker88 on August 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    2:18:34 me when I sprain my ankle.



  13. Barstar444 And ww2 on August 30, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    The camera man be storming too



  14. Alexander Hamilton on August 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Watch this movie all the time cuz I love it so much



  15. Byrne Kahler on August 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I hate Upham he is a disgrace to the United States army



  16. J Sprunger on August 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Too bad Tom Hanks is a P…



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  18. TheBloodySnacker88 on August 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    2:29:16



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  20. Corey Hein on August 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Freedom isn’t free. God bless. Thank you for your service



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  22. GotMilk on August 30, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I would love to watch it but.. I can’t I don’t have enough money



  23. Kevin Cerce on August 30, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    My father refused to watch this movie because he landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day.



  24. Saint Sergius on August 30, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Shitty movie, stupid premise.



  25. JOHN DORAZIO SR on August 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! TO ALL WHO SERVED IN WWII >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE & RIP TO ALL WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE !!!!!!!!! HHOOAAHH !!!!!!!!!!! OORRAAHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (!?!? WAS THE GERMAN AT THE RADAR SITE THEY LET GO > THE SAME AS THE ONE IN THE FINAL BATTLE THAT HOPPMAN SHOT !?!? )



  26. 925 LOL on August 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I wish Jackson just sniped all the 42s at the beginning



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  28. elite 02k on August 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    im not crying, you’re crying.



  29. Tom Zart on August 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

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    It’s not a priest that gives us our freedom of religion
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    Our soldiers line up to be remembered
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    To save all we love from the mob.

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  30. Danny Green on August 30, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    One of the best films ever created, and stands the test of time.



  31. Steven Thurston on August 30, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    The fact that Sgt Horvath kept his giant wad of chewing tobacco in until they cleared the beach 😂 it takes a lead stomach to do any extreme physical activity with a dip in. When I was in the Marines a buddy of mine Ethan Scott could hike with a dip in even in Bridgeport up in the mountains, much to the horror of the rest of the platoon



  32. Tim The man on August 30, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    2:07:08 the rumble and squealing gears of German armor sends chills down my spine. Imagine being a soldier and hearing that coming toward you



  33. Michael Suba on August 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I wish we had a modern movie on the German perspective of the war (obviously not through Hitler).



  34. Eggchin on August 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Look closely, these Americans are who the left hates because we beat them in WW2. They have reemerged in modern day America.



  35. Brandon Tordsen on August 30, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    3:49 is how every vet that lived through their war and visit their brothers final resting place. Great movie is an understatement. Those who dnt respect it and the vets of all who fought for this country can fuck off.



  36. Tiffini Poole on August 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Watching this Memorial Day Weekend 2021. God Bless America 🇺🇸. Thanks to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽



  37. Dishmodz on August 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    The germans got stormtrooper aim no wonder they lost😂



  38. wildflock on August 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    just know it’s a great movie but it’s not a true story



  39. marc layne on August 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Germany Uber Alles!! Allies=All-lies..



  40. 925 LOL on August 30, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    They stayed to do the right thing despite orders



  41. Sean Ryan on August 30, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    30:38 So I died on Omaha Beach?



  42. Dia on August 30, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    my greatest respect for vets. all the sacrifices they made… regardless of political party we should all respect these heroes.



  43. George B. Wolffsohn on August 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    And why did a of these brave young men die so gruesomely? To stop Fascism, to stop Hitler. Yet here we are a couple of generations later and members of our own government are pushing the same sh*t Hitler pushed. And attempting to change a legitimate honest election by political thievery and by sending their most mindless minions to assault our democracy. And the Republinazis in our government are trying to undo that election openly .they must be stopped. All of them.



  44. Luiss2007 studios on August 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    After the WWII I was in the nazi zombies



  45. AJ on August 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    hanks is both one of the best actors in Hollywood and a vile pos.



  46. Arkerivon-JZL on August 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    My Great Grandfather was a navy Repair man in the Pacific on one of those artificial Harbors fixing the ships bombed by Kamikaze’s



  47. Zachary Potvin on August 30, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Lest we forget



  48. 925 LOL on August 30, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    How many men could have been saved by a sniper taking out the mg42s



  49. Angel Daniel on August 30, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Wow Vin Diesel die first in the movie !!!!



  50. Michael Reynolds on August 30, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Excallt movie.