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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Series cast summary:
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 Donald G. Malarkey (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Richard D. Winters (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Lewis Nixon (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Eugene G. Roe (10 episodes, 2001)
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 C. Carwood Lipton (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert (10 episodes, 2001)
Rod Strohl ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Denver (Bull) Randleman (9 episodes, 2001)
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 John W. Martin (9 episodes, 2001)
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 George Luz (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Frank J. Perconte (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph D. Liebgott (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Alton M. More (8 episodes, 2001)
George Calil ...
 James H. (Mo) Alley Jr. (8 episodes, 2001)
Nolan Hemmings ...
 Charles E. (Chuck) Grant (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Edward J. (Babe) Heffron (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Lynn D. (Buck) Compton (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Harry F. Welsh (8 episodes, 2001)
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 Col. Robert F. Sink (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Burton P. (Pat) Christenson (7 episodes, 2001)
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 William J. Guarnere (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Alex M. Penkala Jr. (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph Ramirez (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Antonio C. Garcia (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Warren H. (Skip) Muck (7 episodes, 2001)
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 Joseph D. Toye (6 episodes, 2001)
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 David Kenyon Webster (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Roy W. Cobb (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Donald B. Hoobler (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Ronald C. Speirs (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr. (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Lester Hashey (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Maj. Robert L. Strayer (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 Berchtesgaden. 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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There Was A Time When The World Asked Ordinary Men To Do Extraordinary Things. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The real Frank Perconte reportedly loved the little boost of fame he got from the miniseries. Towards the end of his life, he was referred to as "Mr. Hollywood" by everyone in his rest home. He also remained good friends with James Madio, who played him. See more »

Goofs

In "Currahee", Robert Strayer is (correctly) wearing the rank insignia of a major when Easy Company is celebrating its paratrooper qualification. Strayer was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January or February of 1943, and Winters refers to him as such during his explanation to Sobel about the latrine inspection incident. On D-Day (in episode 2) just prior to the attack on the 105mm guns at Brecourt Manor, Winters and another officer refer to Strayer as a major. He had been an LTC long enough (16 or 17 months) to rule out a slip of the tongue, especially by two different officers. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Ralph Spina: [Spina and Heffron get lost in the woods of Bastogne while looking for medical supplies] Hey Babe... where the hell are we?
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: [Heffron stops and looks around] This way.
Pvt. Ralph Spina: I don't like it.
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: Where the hell is Third Battalion?
[he abruptly steps into a snow-covered foxhole]
Pvt. Ralph Spina: Shit!
[he starts laughing]
German Soldier: Hinkel?
Pvt. Ralph Spina: Come on!
German Soldier: Hinkel, ist du?
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Connections

Referenced in Miss Red Cross (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Band Of Brothers (Suite Two)
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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war, no frills
26 August 2004 | by (Portsmouth UK) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this miniseries.

As a keen amateur historian, I got sick and tired of books and documentaries about the great leaders, politics, geography and basically, the non-bloodshed parts of WW2.

Similarly virtually every time I saw a war movie, it was ruined by flashbacks( thin red line) ridiculous fiction (and yes, i do mean you, The Bunker) or completely unnecessary and out of place sex scenes (who can forget Enemy At The Gates, a powerful film, until that awful sex scene which ruined the whole thing?)

There are good war movies. But this stands out, because not only is there no fiction whatsoever, but because, as a miniseries, more time is available to get to know the characters, and follow their progress, to know them, to love them, to mourn them.

Time allows for detail, and the fact that the 'frills' that other films stick in to make them more viewer friendly and marketable have been left out....

When a character in BoB dies, you mourn not because a flashback tells you they have a young sweetheart or something...but because you know this is real, it happened. The acting is truly superb, and you realise, it isn't a character you are mourning at all, it's a real person. This is because the actors made very strong relationships with their real life surviving counterparts, they knew their roles inside out and it really does show. We feel so strongly for the characters because the actors have portrayed them so faithfully. There are no clichés, because the truth is so accurately reproduced.

After reading Ambrose's book, you realise how religiously each part of the series is portrayed.

The sets are perfect, the effects remarkable, and Michael Kamens score will go down as one of the finest ever written. Everything about the production of this series is phenomenal, the details are so minute yet so important.

This should be watched not just for entertainment value, but as a reminder of the sacrifices made for us.

Easily the best television series ever produced.

Watch it. Now.


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