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 directors of the episodes were told by Tom Hanks to listen to anything the actors said if they were relaying information from the real veterans. For example if they were scripted to appear in one place that the real veterans said they weren't there for, they'd go to the director and get themselves removed from the scene. See more
The two times Lt. Meehan is telling Easy Company that the invasion has been postponed, his tone of voice and hand movements are different both times, when they are supposed to be the same moment. See more
Herbert M. Sobel
Three miles up, three miles down! Currahee!
Features Mr. Lucky
The Mission Begins
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more