The mission is a man.

James Ryan, who has parachuted into France during the Allied invasion of Europe, has just lost three brothers in combat. Government policy dictates that he should return home lest his family be deprived of all its male offspring. A team of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller and fresh from the beaches of Normandy, is assembled to find and save Private Ryan.

  • 2HR 49MIN ' R
  • Epic

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Hanks

    Tom HanksCaptain John H. Miller

  • Tom Sizemore

    Tom SizemoreTechnical Sergeant Michael Horvath

  • Ed Burns

    Ed BurnsPrivate Reiben

  • Matt Damon

    Matt DamonPrivate Ryan

  • Barry Pepper

    Barry PepperPrivate Jackson

  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven SpielbergDirector

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