- Actors: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum
- Directors: Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gerd Oswald, Ken Annakin
- Writers: Cornelius Ryan, David Pursall, Jack Seddon
- Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English, French
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Release Date: May 21 2002
- Run Time: 178 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 113 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005PJ8S
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,991 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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The Longest Day is Hollywood's definitive D-day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan are more vividly realistic, but producer Darryl F. Zanuck's epic 1962 account is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front-line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate as possible. The endless parade of stars (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton, to name a few) makes for an uneasy mix of verisimilitude and Hollywood star-power, however, and the film falls a little flat for too much of its three-hour running time. But the set-piece battles are still spectacular, and if the landings on Omaha Beach lack the graphic gore of Private Ryan they nonetheless show the sheer scale and audacity of the invasion. --Mark Walker
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It's the 70th anniversary of D-Day 6 June 1944 - 6 June 2014. We will be attending ceremonies in Normandy.
"The Longest Day" is one of the best docu-drama 'war is hell' movies and should be part of school history programs.
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