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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 TSgt. Donald Malarkey / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. Floyd 'Tab' Talbert / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Lt. Richard D. Winters / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Capt. Lewis Nixon / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Eugene Roe / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 C. Carwood Lipton / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. Darrel 'Shifty' Powers / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
Rod Strohl ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 2001)
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 Pvt. Robert 'Popeye' Wynn / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Wayne 'Skinny' Sisk / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Denver 'Bull' Randleman / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. George Luz / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Frank Perconte / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Cpl. Joseph Liebgott / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
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 Sgt. Alton More (8 episodes, 2001)
George Calil ...
 Pvt. James 'Moe' Alley / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
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 SSgt. John Martin / ... (8 episodes, 2001)
Nolan Hemmings ...
 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)
Peter McCabe ...
 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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They depended on each other. And the world depended on them. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frères d'armes  »

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Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)
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(10 parts + documentary)

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1.78 : 1
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There were two soundstages, measuring 50,000 square feet each. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Burton 'Pat' Christenson: The stories about Speirs are probably all bullshit anyway.
Ken Webb: Stories? What stories?
Frank Perconte: Well, supposedly, Speirs shot one of his own men for being drunk.
Ken Webb: You're kidding. That's unbelievable.
Sgt. Burton 'Pat' Christenson: Yeah, and there's another one about him giving cigarettes to twenty German POW's before killing 'em.
Ken Webb: He shot twenty POW's?
Frank Perconte: Well, actually, I heard it was more like thirty.
Ronald Spiers: [Speirs arrives] Christenson.
Sgt. Burton 'Pat' Christenson: Lieutenant Speirs.
Ronald Spiers: I got the name right, didn't I? Christenson?
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Excellent
14 February 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This week I saw three things based on WW-II novels. The first was 'The Pianist' about the Warsaw ghetto in the war and the survival of a Jewish pianist in that ghetto. The second was 'De Tweeling', a Dutch film about two twin-sisters, separated in 1926. One of them grows up in Nazi-Germany, the other in The Netherlands. That movie shows us more of the common persons during the war, Germans and not-Germans. The third was 'Band of Brothers', a true story about combat in the war. All three things are great, the films I mean, and you definitely should see all three of them.

'Band of Brothers' follows Easy-company from their training in England, through D-Day, the rest of France (including Bastogne), Holland (including operation Market Garden), Germany and Austria. This story is shown to us in ten different episodes. Every episode starts with the real men from Easy-company telling about their experiences and ends with a short written update of Easy-company. Between beginning and ending of episodes one of the best things I have seen on screen is presented to us.

The casting is amazing. Even David Schwimmer (from 'Friends') as the bitter Captain Sobel is great. Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston are superb as Major Winters and Captain Lewis Nixon. Every actor seems to be perfect for his character. The photography and direction is great also. I especially loved the direction of the episode done by executive producer Tom Hanks, possibly with some help from the other executive producer Steven Spielberg. 'Saving Private Ryan' was great for showing us the horror in combat, 'Band of Brothers' does the same thing but adds some other things. You really learn to know the characters (in 600 minutes you can do that), you sympathize with them.

If you have the chance to see this masterpiece, do so. It is long but you can spread the episodes over some days. But if you start watching it is very hard to stop. Definitely one of the best WW-II movies or series out there.


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