Review: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Posted: May 20, 2014 in movies

Life of this city girl

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IMDb Top 250: 35th with 8.5/10 rating

Plot:

It D Day, June 6, 1944. American soldiers plan to land on Omaha Beach, but their landing is waylaid by the German infantry, who starts shooting them to pieces the moment they second they come close to the beach. Many American soldiers die, but Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) survives and assembles a group of soldiers to take down the German defences, leading to a breakout from the beach.

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Back in Washington, D.C, General George Marshall (Harve Resnell) is informed that three of four Ryan brothers were killed in the war, and that their mother will receive notification that very day. Her fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan is a paratrooper, assumed alive but missing in action in Normandy. Marshall reads Abraham Lincoln’s Bixby Letter, and this moves him to order that Ryan must be found alive and…

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