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
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The actors playing the replacements were ostracized a little by the main actors to drum up the feelings of separation. The exception was Robin Laing who said that, once Frank John Hughes found out he was playing Babe Heffron, he took him under his wing and made friends with him - just as Guarnere had done to the real Babe. Matt Hickey (O'Keefe) additionally said that James Madio (Perconte) took him under his wing for his brief time on the show, which is reflected in Perconte's Tsundere relationship with O'Keefe. See more
Pvt. Christensen's machine gun switches from left to right shoulders when Capt. Sobel confronts him about disobeying orders on a night march. See more
Rudolph R. Dittrich
This stuff is orange. Spaghetti ain't supposed to be orange.
This ain't spaghetti. This is Army noodles with ketchup.
You ain't gotta eat it.
Come on, Gonorrhea, as a fellow Italian you should know that calling this crap spaghetti is a mortal sin.
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The Mission Begins
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more