Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

  • R
  • 1998
  • 169 min
  • USA
  • drama, war

During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Screenwriter: Robert Rodat

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Won 1999 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama

Anchored by another winning performance from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg's unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefines the genre.


  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg

    Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as archetypes of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing...

Main Cast


Producer: Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, Gary Levinsohn

Editor: Michael Kahn

Casting: Denise Chamian

Director Of Photography: Janusz Kamiński

Original Music Composer: John Williams

Costume Design: Joanna Johnston

Associate Producer: Kevin De La Noy, Mark Huffam

Production Design: Thomas E. Sanders

Sound: Gary Rydstrom, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Ron Judkins

Visual Effects: Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns


Year: 1998

Runtime: 169 min

Country: USA

Language: English, French, German

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos

Also Known As

  • Salvate il soldato Ryan (IT)
  • Der Soldat James Ryan (DE)
  • Il faut sauver le soldat Ryan (FR)
  • Rescatando al soldado Ryan (MX)
  • O Resgate do Soldado Ryan (BR)


  • Martin Chilton (Daily Telegraph)

    Steven Spielberg's film is not perfect: it plays its strongest card first, the middle section is slightly uneven, and there are sallies into sentimentality. But it is a modern war classic.

  • Rex Reed (Observer)

    Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece. It cements Steven Spielberg's reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era.

  • Gene Siskel (Chicago Tribune)

    Saving Private Ryan accomplishes something I had been taught was most difficult -- making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    An old-fashioned war picture to rule them all - gripping, utterly uncynical, with viscerally convincing and audacious battle sequences.