Saving Private Ryan script
Synopsis: Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

EXPLOSIONS EVERYWHERE

THE GERMANS On the edge of the cliff.

Rain down MACHINE GUN FIRE and

GRENADES.

THE AMERICANS:

Struggle through the surf. FIRING

up as best they can. Making for the

base of the cliffs.

INCENDIARY GRENADES, HURLED FROM ABOVE,

EXPLODE, SPREADING FIRE

MILLER:

Ignores the EXPLOSIONS and BULLETS.

Uses hand signals and curt orders.

MILLER:

THERE! THERE! HOOKS THERE! FIRE

SQUAD, THOSE ROCKS!

THE MEN:

Obey instantly. Set the grappling

hooks. Take position. Return fire.

THE SOUNDS OF BATTLE

Drown out most voices. Except the SCREAMS OF THE WOUNDED

AND DYING.

THE MEN:

Know what they have to do. Start up

the ropes. Into the teeth of the

German defenders.

MILLER:

Back-straps his Thompson sub-machine

gun. Starts climbing with the first

group.

THE CLIFF FACE:

The Americans swarm up the ropes.

Taking turns firing up at the Germans.

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Robert Rodat

Robert Rodat (born Keene, New Hampshire, 1953) is an American film and television writer and television producer. more…

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