It's a cold, harsh Christmas 1944 for the men of Easy Company as they try to hold the line around Bastogne against attacking German forces. They have no winter clothing, limited rations and little ammunition. For Eugene Rowe, one of the medics, the problem is getting basic medical supplies. He's been scrounging what he can, but it simply isn't enough. He's managed to get supplies from a pretty French nurse in Bastogne, Renee, but as the casualties mount, he finds himself lacking even the most basic supplies. The men of Easy Company are left on their own much of the time as the Company commander, Lt. Dike, spends most of his in his foxhole. Written by
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Several early-20s characters are played by actors in their early-to-mid 30s (e.g., Bull Randleman, Blithe, Buck Compton, John Martin, Guarnere). Col. Sink, in his late 30s, is played by Dale Dye in his late 50s. Most of the actors are older than their historical counterparts, many of whom turned 20 in 1942. See more
In the discussion between Doc Roe and Renée they first address each other with the formal and polite second person plural 'vous'. When they ask each others names Doc Roe shifts to using the informal first person singular 'tu' and 'toi'. When Doc Roe departs Renée speaks to him as 'vous' again. This would be unusual between two young people, who are on friendly terms with each other, and have already told their first names to each other. See more
Sgt. Frank Perconte
[carrying the wounded Sisk
Aw, Skinny, you got blood all over my trousers.
Sgt. Wayne 'Skinny' Sisk
I'm real sorry, Frank.
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more