Tom Hanks stars in this acclaimed WWII movie as seen
through the eyes of director Steven Spielberg. Co-starring Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns,
Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted
Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Joerg Stadler, Max Martini and Dylan Bruno.
SEX/NUDITY 1 - Sexual innuendo.
VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - There are three major battle scenes with lots of
explosions and fires. Many people are shot and killed, usually with spurting blood, and
many bodies fly through the air and are blown to pieces. A man's head is blown off. We see
many bloody arm and leg stumps, a man's face is shot away and many men catch on fire. A
man carries his severed arm while we see his bloody stump, and a man is shown dragging
another man whose missing half his body. A bullet goes through a man's eye (with lots of
blood). A man has a very bloody torso with a few bullet holes and blood is pouring out of
his mouth. Blood is also evident on faces, torsos and hands and we see a few very bloody,
disemboweled men. Many men have blood pouring out of their mouths and there are many shots
of blood spurting and splattering. A field hospital is shown (we see lots of bloody
bandages and wounds); also lots of corpses are seen throughout film, including burned
ones. A man slowly stabs another man. A group of men beat up another man and during a
fistfight one man bites another's fist until it's bloody. A lot of bloody puddles and
water are seen.
PROFANITY 7 - About 19 F-words, many mild obscenities and scatological
references and some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, friendship, death, the military and military folly.
MESSAGE - War is hell.