Being an American movie (and a Steven Spielberg one at that), it was highly dramatic coupled with generous infusion of patriotism and brotherly love.
In 1998, I was certainly much less cynical than I am today, so I enjoyed the storyline which detailed the arduous effort of rescuing a fallen serviceman during the Normandy invasion.
Today, in Malaysia, a similar effort is being exerted.
Individuals In Collusion With Raja Petra Can Be Hauled Up - Musa:
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said individuals in collusion with fugitive Raja Petra Kamaruddin can be hauled up under the law.
"We can propose to charge them for harbouring criminals but it is up to the court to decide," he said when asked what police (PDRM) were doing to bring Raja Petra home.
Newspapers recently ran a photograph of Raja Petra together with private investigator P.Balasubramian and Federal Territory Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
Musa said PDRM could not act in haste to record statements from them as procedures had to be followed.
"We can't go to the country to detain him as it too has laws but this does not mean that we can't act.
He said although Interpol had refused to track down the Malaysia Today webmaster, PDRM had other initiatives and strategies to detain him.
It matters not that Interpol had rightfully reviewed the reasons behind this extradition and decided those reasons were not valid.
By hook or crook, the police - and by proxy the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional - want Raja Petra Kamarudin back on Malaysian soil so they can control the damage he inflicts to their reputation.
I hate to break this to you, but there is no brotherly love lost here.
Lest you think Malaysia has no serious issues (to the extent that the police are spending so much time on a futile exercise), we have had a young woman blown up with C4 explosives.
There has been no motive established, and her killers were identified as two commandos who worked for the BN government. Justice has yet to be served for that young Mongolian woman.
And then we had a young man fall to his death when he was pushed off a building. He would have become a father, but he never saw his son.
We have also had a number of missing children who may have been kidnapped and trafficked into other countries. Someone needs to bring them back to their families.
Raja Petra Kamarudin is not the priority here.