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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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Series cast summary:
 Donald G. Malarkey (10 episodes, 2001)
 Richard D. Winters (10 episodes, 2001)
 Lewis Nixon (10 episodes, 2001)
 Eugene G. Roe (10 episodes, 2001)
 C. Carwood Lipton (10 episodes, 2001)
 Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers (10 episodes, 2001)
 Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert (10 episodes, 2001)
Rod Strohl ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 2001)
 Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn (9 episodes, 2001)
 Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (9 episodes, 2001)
 Denver (Bull) Randleman (9 episodes, 2001)
 John W. Martin (9 episodes, 2001)
 George Luz (9 episodes, 2001)
 Frank J. Perconte (9 episodes, 2001)
 Joseph D. Liebgott (9 episodes, 2001)
 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)
 Edward J. (Babe) Heffron (8 episodes, 2001)
 Lynn D. (Buck) Compton (8 episodes, 2001)
 Harry F. Welsh (8 episodes, 2001)
 Colonel Robert F. Sink (7 episodes, 2001)
 Burton P. (Pat) Christenson (7 episodes, 2001)
 William J. Guarnere (7 episodes, 2001)
 Alex M. Penkala Jr. (7 episodes, 2001)
 Joseph Ramirez (7 episodes, 2001)
 Antonio C. Garcia (7 episodes, 2001)
 Warren H. (Skip) Muck (7 episodes, 2001)
 Joseph D. Toye (6 episodes, 2001)
 David Kenyon Webster (6 episodes, 2001)
Craig Heaney ...
 Roy W. Cobb (6 episodes, 2001)
Peter McCabe ...
 Donald B. Hoobler (6 episodes, 2001)
 Ronald C. Speirs (6 episodes, 2001)
 Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr. (5 episodes, 2001)
 Lester Hashey (5 episodes, 2001)
 Major Robert L. Strayer (5 episodes, 2001)


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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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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Peter Youngblood Hills is part Cherokee, much like his character Shifty Powers was in real life. See more »


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 »


Carwood Lipton: [narrating as Lieutenant Speirs runs across the battlefield] At first the Germans didn't shoot at him. I think they couldn't quite believe what they were seeing. But that wasn't the really astounding thing. The astounding thing was that, after he hooked up with I Company, he came back.
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One of the best war movies/series ever
19 January 2002 | by (Livermore, California) – See all my reviews

I have read virtually all of Ambrose's WWII books, and this mini-series faithfully follows one of his best. The experience of these men of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, was mirrored throughout the many divisions of Army and Marine ground troops in WWII. I feel that this series represents that collective experience in the finest, most forthright manner possible and pays tribute to them all. The acting, mostly by previously unheralded actors, was superb--particularly that of Damien Lewis (Capt.Winters). Winters had to mature along with his increasing command responsibilites, had to learn to turn over his initial company-level responsibilities to others as he was promoted to battalion commander. It was clearly tough for him, particularly when he had to order attacks on heavily defended objectives, without being to lead his former command directly. All of the characters were developed enough that you cared about each of them as individuals, and felt the loss of each of them through the attrition during the brutal fighting in the Northern European Theater. They cared for each other as fighting men do (confirmed by my own experience in the infantry in Vietnam), but at the same time they had to carry on with the mission regardless of loss. Replacements are regarded warily at first, but then managed to blend in with the veterans if they showed they were worthy of joining this band of brothers. The plot is real, and as such is neither macho nor macabre--it just is presented as it really happened. The truths of combat are stranger than fiction. The interviews with the actual veterans, interspersed throughout the series, added authenticity, verified what the series was showing. These representatives of "The Greatest Generation" did themselves and this nation proud. Though I knew the story well, I eagerly looked for to each new episode to see how well it tracked with the book and how well the actors and director portrayed it. Up to this series, I had thought that "Once an Eagle" (starring Sam Elliot) was the best war series, but this one is now at the top of the class in my view.

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