Easy Company goes through training under the leadership of a captain who relentlessly pushes them to their limits but may limited as a leader in the field.

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In 1942, men from across the USA are in Camp Toccoa, Georgia to undergo paratrooper training. For the men of 'E' Easy Company the training is particularly difficult as a result of their demanding commander, Captain Herbert Sobel. He drives them incessantly to excel, canceling their weekend passes on a whim. His favorite chore is to have the men undertake a run up a hill known as Currahee. While the men are fit and ready for battle, thanks to Sobel, he has unfortunately shown himself to be a weak tactical commander. Once in England, and knowing they will soon be invading the Continent, the sergeants stage a rebellion. Sobel's excesses come to an end when Lt. Dick Winters requests a court martial rather than accept punishment for one of Sobel's lame charges. Written by garykmcd

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Action | Drama | History | War

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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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The script called for Lipton to be cold and hostile to Lt Jones when he first arrives. Donnie Wahlberg recalls going over the scene with the real Lipton, who said he actually got on very well with Jones in real life - and thus he adjusted the way he said his lines. See more »

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Lt. Sobel examines the "rusty bayonet" of Liebgott. This was 1942, the bayonet was a Model M1. This bayonet was not manufactured until after March 1943. It had a ten inch blade. The bayonets that should have been used in 1942, were the Model 1905 or the 1905/42 both of which had 16 inch blades. After March of '43, all the long Garand bayonets were ordered to be cut down to ten inches and became the 1905E-1 and new 10 inch bayonets (the M1 bayonet) were manufactured for the rest of the war. See more »

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Bill Guarnere: I like Winters, he's a good man, but when the bullets start flying, I don't know if I want a Quaker doing my fighting for me.
Walter S. Gordon Jr.: How do you know he's a Quaker?
Bill Guarnere: He ain't Catholic.
Donald G. Malarkey: Neither's Sobel.
Bill Guarnere: That prick's a son of Abraham.
Cpl. Joseph Liebgott: A what?
Bill Guarnere: He's a Jew.
Cpl. Joseph Liebgott: [gets up and squares off against Guarnere] I'm a Jew.
Bill Guarnere: Congratulations. Get your nose outta my face.
[they begin fighting]
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Features Mr. Lucky (1943) See more »

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The Mission Begins
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Composed by Michael Kamen
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Doesn't live up to it's title
17 September 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I wonder if the other reviewers saw the same episode I did. From a mini-series called "Band of Brothers" I expect just that. I expect character development and brotherhood to be the focus. Yet in the first episode the only character with any kind of development is Captain Sobel and I'm not even sure he will be that important during the rest of the series. Still, the production value is obviously very good and I know there are a lot of good actors in here so I suppose the stage is set but they'll have to do a lot better in the next episode to convince me that this is indeed a band of brothers. (Now just to type an extra line of text to make sure I have the minimum required for IMDb)


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