Steven Spielberg
(Movies & TV)
World War II
Vin Diesel
(Movies & TV)
(Geographical area)
American Civil War
Ryan Hurst
(Movies & TV)
Dylan Bruno
(Movies & TV)

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Saving Private Ryan

Knowledge Identifier: $Saving_Private_Ryan


Saving Private Ryan

1998 American epic war film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1994.

Countries: United States (67%), Iraq (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Steven Spielberg, World War II, Vin Diesel

Linked to: American Film Institute, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards




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American Civil War - Rodat conceived the film's story in 1994 when he saw a monument dedicated to eight siblings killed in the American Civil War add something


In 1994, Robert Rodat saw a monument in Putney Corners, New Hampshire, memorializing those who were killed from the Civil War to Vietnam add something


A shooting date was set for June 27, 1997 add something


Filming began June 27, 1997, and lasted for two months add something


"'Saving Private Ryan"' is a 1998 American epic war film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II add something


Ryan Hurst - Saving Private Ryan - In the 1998 epic war drama film "Saving Private Ryan", Hurst portrayed a Mandelsohn, paratrooper who, because of temporary hearing loss, cannot understand Captain Miller's questions about sighting Private Ryan, which forces Miller to ask the questions in writing


Matt Damon - After meeting Damon on the set of "Good Will Hunting", director Steven Spielberg cast Damon as the titular character in the 1998 World War II film "Saving Private Ryan"


Vin Diesel - He was cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film "Saving Private Ryan" on the poignancy of his performance in "Multi-Facial"


Adam Goldberg - His career-making role was arguably that of the tough, wise-cracking infantryman Mellish in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film "Saving Private Ryan"


Bryan Cranston - In 1998, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as the colonel who insists that Private Ryan be saved


Dylan Bruno - In 1998, he had small roles in "Saving Private Ryan" and "When Trumpets Fade" and competed in and won a special episode of "American Gladiators"


Jeremy Davies - In 1998, he landed a pivotal role in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as Timothy E. Upham, an American GI linguist in Normandy, recruited just after D-Day by Captain John Miller to be the interpreter on a dangerous mission to rescue a paratrooper


Bonnie Curtis - She is a co-recipient of the 1999 Producers Guild *award for Motion Picture Producer of the Year, for "Saving Private Ryan"


The film was issued in a very limited 2-disc Laserdisc release in November 1999, making it one of the very last feature films to ever be issued in this format, as Laserdiscs ceased manufacturing and distribution by the year's end, due in part to the growing popularity of DVDs add something


Filmmaker Oliver Stone, however, has accused the film of promoting "the worship of World War II as the good war," and has lumped it alongside films such as "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down" that he believes were well-made, but may have inadvertently contributed to Americans' readiness for the 2003 invasion of Iraq add something


In 2004, a "Saving Private Ryan" special edition DVD was released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day add something


The 2004 airing was marred by pre-emptions in many markets because of the language, in the backlash of Super Bowl XXXVIII's halftime show controversy add something


The film was not released in Malaysia after Spielberg refused to cut the violent scenes; however, the film was finally released there on DVD with an 18SG certificate much later in 2005 add something


Corey Johnson - His films include "Out for a Kill", "The Contract", "The Bourne Ultimatum", "The Bourne Legacy", "Saving Private Ryan", Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of "Hellboy", the 2005 Ray Bradbury film "A Sound of Thunder", and "Harrison's Flowers"


Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has expressed admiration for the film and has cited it as an influence on his 2009 war epic, "Inglourious Basterds" add something


Amanda Boxer - Amanda had a non-speaking role as Mrs Ryan in "Saving Private Ryan" and played the mother of "Matt Smith" in the 2009 short film "Together"


Alice Cooper - The resulting "Theatre of Death" tour of the album was described in a long November 2009 article about Cooper in "The Times" as "epic" and featuring "enough fake blood to remake "Saving Private Ryan"


The remastered discs were released to the public on May 18, 2010 add something


In 2014, "Saving Private Ryan" was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as per being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant add something


On May 8, 2018, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release Saving Private Ryan on Ultra HD Blu-ray to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the film add something