Saving Private RyanDVD - 2004 | D-Day 60th anniversary commerative edition ; widescreen version.
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Extremely realistic battle scenes makes this WW2 epic a nail-biting experience of what it was like to be in combat. The film also offers a glimpse into the survivor's guilt that haunts many veterans.
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Parker: [firing machine gun] I'm out of .30 Caliber!
Private Jackson: [lining shots] Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
[Fires rifle twice]
Private Jackson: My goodness and my fortress... my high tower and my Deliverer.
Private Jackson: My shield, and he in whom I trust.
[Fires rifle, then to his rifle]
Private Jackson: Here you go baby.
[Fires rifle few more times. Notices a tank has spotted them]
Private Jackson: Parker, get down!
Private Reiben: Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?
Private Jackson: Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.
Captain Miller: Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.
Private Jackson: Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.
Private Jackson: Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.
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millerjw12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99
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On the morning of June 6, 1944, the beginning of the Normandy invasion, American soldiers prepare to land on Omaha Beach. They struggle against dug-in German infantry, machine gun nests, and artillery fire, which cut down many of the men. Captain John H. Miller, the company commander of Charlie Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, survives the initial landing and assembles a group of soldiers to penetrate the German defenses, leading to a breakout from the beach.
In the United States War Department in Washington, DC, General George Marshall is informed that three of four brothers in the Ryan family have all died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all three telegrams on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. After reading to his staff Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby, Marshall orders that Ryan be found and sent home immediately because of the Sole Survivor Policy