Band of Brothers (2001)

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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.

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 SSgt. Darrel 'Shifty' Powers / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Robert 'Popeye' Wynn / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Joseph Liebgott / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Alton More (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. James 'Moe' Alley / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. John Martin / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Charles 'Chuck' Grant / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 1st Lt. Lynn 'Buck' Compton / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 1st Lt. Harry Welsh / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 German Soldier / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Col. Robert Sink / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Burton 'Pat' Christenson (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Joseph Ramirez / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Alex Penkala / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Antonio Garcia (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Warren 'Skip' Muck / ... (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. David Kenyon Webster (6 episodes, 2001)
Craig Heaney ...
 Pvt. Roy Cobb / ... (6 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. Joseph Toye / ... (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Donald Hoobler / ... (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Capt. Ronald Speirs (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Walter 'Smokey' Gordon / ... (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Lt. Col. Robert L. Strayer / ... (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Lester 'Leo' Hashey (5 episodes, 2001)
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This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgarten. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things. Written by garykmcd

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In "Day Of Days" when the company first attacks the German gun position at Brecourt, there appears to be some kind of cinematic error when it looks as though an American soldier throws a grenade and it explodes upon hitting a fleeing German soldier. Grenades don't explode on contact; they have timed fuses. However, this actually happened: 'Buck Compton' had been an All-American catcher for UCLA and threw that grenade at the enemy with no arc and it exploded as soon as it struck. See more »

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In the episode where Easy is rescuing the British soldiers, Bull Randelman is seen in the extreme foreground. He is in a boat paddling along with the rest of the soldiers, but he does not have a paddle in his hands. See more »

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Joe Toye: Three day supply of K-rations, chocolate bars, Charms candy, powdered coffee, sugar, matches, compass, bayonet, entrenching tool, ammunition, gas mask, musette bag with ammo, my weapon, my .45, canteen, two cartons of smokes, Hawkins mine, two grenades, smoke grenade, Gammon grenade, TNT, THIS bullshit, and a pair of nasty skivvies!
Frank Perconte: What's your point?
Joe Toye: This stuff weighs as much as I do! I still got my chute, my reserve chute, my Mae West, my M1.
Frank Perconte: Where you keeping the brass knuckles?
Joe Toye: I could use ...
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Realistic WWII Drama With Warts Included
6 November 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Band of Brothers" in a word is awesome. I couldn't wait to see each episode. Co-Executive Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, it has the realism, look and feel of Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) but with more insight into the characters. Hanks even directed one episode himself.

Told over ten gut wrenching episodes, the story centers on a company of soldiers in the 101st American Airborne Division in WWII from their initial basic training to their landing in France on D-Day to their many battles and ordeals through to the liberation of a concentration camp and finally through to the end of the war.

The soldiers are ordinary people thrust into horrific situations and shows how each is able (or not able) to deal with the situations. The battle scenes are realistic and convincing and the special effects are breath taking. While the series depicts the trials and tribulations of the company, it isn't afraid to show how the war affects seemingly sane and rational men. For example there is a scene where the nominal hero of the story, Winters (Damien Lewis) shoots an unarmed German soldier out of frustration. There is also a scene where a group of German prisoners are cut down by an American officer after he had given them cigarettes. Even after the German surrender there are instances of out and out murder of Germans. This is very rare for an American war story.

The cast is of largely unknown actors, which makes for a more effective telling of the story. There is no John Wayne leading the troops to victory kind of thing. Damien Lewis is very good as Winters who rises through the ranks to lead the company. Ron Livingston plays his friend and second in command, Nixon. Others include David Schwimmer, excellent as the training officer, Scott Grimes as Malarkey the grizzled sergeant and ex New Boys on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg effective as Corporal Lipton.

"Band of Brothers" is a story that could only be told in a mini-series. It clearly shows that war really is hell.


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