Saving Private Ryan parents guide

Saving Private Ryan Parent Guide

How many lives does it cost to save one?

Release date July 10, 1998

In the midst of the Normandy invasion of WWII, Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) is asked to put together a small group of men to go behind enemy lines and rescue Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), the last living son of a family that has sent four boys to battle.

Why is Saving Private Ryan rated R? The MPA rated Saving Private Ryan R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language

Run Time: 169 minutes

Saving Private Ryan
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Saving Private Ryan rated R? Saving Private Ryan is rated R by the MPAA for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language

This movie contains many violent and brutal depictions of war violence, with blood, gore, graphic injuries and explicit detail.

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News About "Saving Private Ryan"

Learn more about the World War II D-day Invasion.

The movie is based on the book D-Day: June 6, 1944 by Stephen E. Ambrose.

From the Studio:
World War II was a pivotal event of the 20th century and a defining moment for America and the world. It shifted the borders of the globe. It forever changed those who lived through it, and shaped generations to come. It has been called "the last great war."

Nothing could have prepared the soldiers at Omaha Beach for the battle they are about to wage. Filled with hope and resolve, none of them knows if they will survive the small strip of beach ahead of them. As his eyes scan the Normandy coast, Captain John Miller (TOM HANKS) believes that getting himself and his men past the gauntlet is the greatest challenge he has faced in the war. But his most difficult task still lies ahead.

Even as the Allied forces begin to get a foothold at Omaha, Miller is ordered to take his squad behind enemy lines on a dangerous mission to find and retrieve one man: Private James Ryan (MATT DAMON). The youngest of four brothers, Ryan is the last survivor, the other three having all been killed in action within days of one another.

As the squad pushes deeper into enemy territory, Captain Miller's men find themselves questioning their orders. Why is one man worth risking eight... why is the life of this private worth more than their own?

Amid the chaos and terror of those days in early June 1944, this remarkable story searches to find decency in the sheer madness of war.

-Written by Paramount Pictures

Cast and Crew

Saving Private Ryan is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Saving Private Ryan movie is May 4, 2010. Here are some details…

Saving Private Ryan releases to home video (DVD and Blu-ray) on May 4, 2010.

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Other movies about World War II include Fury, The Great Escape, Tora! Tora! Tora!and Valkrie.

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