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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (as Philip Barrantini)
George Calil ...
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Michael Edmiston ...
Leadman Training
Tom George ...
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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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9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Breaking down the top acting parts cast by nationality, there are 59 cast members from the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 29 from the United States, 12 from Germany and 1 from South Africa. See more »


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 »


Herbert M. Sobel: Three miles up, three miles down! Currahee!
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Not the best pilot but shows promise
20 December 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Most episodes in the show start off with real former soldiers from easy company talk for a minute and the opening theme may make feel patriotic or feel some pride or feel inspired. That being said the actual battle does not start until the second episode. The soldiers are in training for two years or it just shows where there all are in 1944 after being trained in 1942. David schwimmer plays Captain Sobel. It feels pretty much like the same character as Ross Geller from friends. The very uptight Ross. The only character building in this episode is Captain Sobel. You were made to hate this character really bad and you were meant to so that is good acting in a way but it is not like David was playing a character completely different from Ross so it feels like not much of a challenge or effort would be made from his part. Plus it overshadows the character of the other characters. it is there but feels minute in comparison. So no matter how much of an stuck up a** Sobel was being you feel sorry for him when he gets transferred.

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