Saving Private Ryan

UK 15 Certificate
In cinemas
December 1, 2023
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November 6, 2000
2 Hours 49 Minutes
War, Drama, Action
From Paramount Pictures UK
strong bloody violence, gory images, language

Seen through the eyes of a squad of US soldiers, the story begins with World Word II's historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is killed in action. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. When General George Marshall learns that the fourth brother, James, is with the 101st Airborne Division somewhere in Normandy, he orders that he be brought home.

Captain John Miller leads his men behind enemy lines to find James Ryan. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surround by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.

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November 30, 2023

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