Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II's historic Omaha Beach D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Face with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer -- the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, Harve Presnell, Dale Dye, Bryan Cranston, David Wohl, Paul Giamatti, Ryan Hurst, Harrison Young, Nathan Fillion