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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Retroactively for Eion Bailey. Webster is a student of literature and goes on to become a writer, eventually writing about sharks and getting lost at sea. In Once Upon a Time he again plays a writer who nearly got lost at sea, since he's Pinocchio. See more »

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David Webster (played by Eion Bailey) is shown running Currahee and undergoing jump training with E Company. But Webster, while an original Toccoa man and member of the 506th PIR, was originally with Headquarters Company, and it was with HQ that he underwent training and jumped into Normandy; it was after the D-Day invasion (and thus not within the timeline of the episode) that he transferred to Easy, where he remained until the end of the war. See more »

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Herbert M. Sobel: Three miles up, three miles down! Currahee!
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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
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Powerful Series!
15 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers" is a powerful, true story based of the events of World War 2 in Europe. This first episode is very meaningful and it filled seep with emotion. There is really no action here yet because we are in the stages of training, but it's deep with characterization as we get to know the members of Easy Company.

This first episode, "Currahee" is about the rigid training under the difficult command of Lt. Sobel. As Easy Company heads to England to prepare invasion of Germany, the sergeants decide to get rid of Sobel and his hard ways. No one feels more than that than Sgt. Winters.

Overall, this is a majestic episode that works some wonders thanks to the masterful direction by Phil Alden Robinson, some wonderful producers in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, great acting by the cast especially Damian Lewis, and great music/cinematography. I rate this episode 9/10.


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