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Band of Brothers 

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2001)
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The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.
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Top Rated TV #3 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Scott Grimes ...  Donald G. Malarkey 10 episodes, 2001
Damian Lewis ...  Richard D. Winters 10 episodes, 2001
Ron Livingston ...  Lewis Nixon 10 episodes, 2001
Shane Taylor ...  Eugene G. Roe 10 episodes, 2001
Donnie Wahlberg ...  C. Carwood Lipton 10 episodes, 2001
Peter Youngblood Hills ...  Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers 10 episodes, 2001
Matthew Leitch ...  Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert 10 episodes, 2001
Nicholas Aaron ...  Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn 9 episodes, 2001
Philip Barantini ...  Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk 9 episodes, 2001
Michael Cudlitz ...  Denver (Bull) Randleman 9 episodes, 2001
Dexter Fletcher ...  John W. Martin 9 episodes, 2001
Rick Gomez ...  George Luz 9 episodes, 2001
James Madio ...  Frank J. Perconte 9 episodes, 2001
Ross McCall ...  Joseph D. Liebgott 9 episodes, 2001
Doug Allen ...  Alton M. More 8 episodes, 2001
George Calil ...  James H. (Mo) Alley Jr. 8 episodes, 2001
Nolan Hemmings Nolan Hemmings ...  Charles E. (Chuck) Grant 8 episodes, 2001
Robin Laing ...  Edward J. (Babe) Heffron 8 episodes, 2001
Neal McDonough ...  Lynn D. (Buck) Compton 8 episodes, 2001
Rick Warden ...  Harry F. Welsh 8 episodes, 2001
Dale Dye ...  Col. Robert F. Sink 7 episodes, 2001
Michael Fassbender ...  Burton P. (Pat) Christenson 7 episodes, 2001
Frank John Hughes ...  William J. Guarnere 7 episodes, 2001
Tim Matthews ...  Alex M. Penkala Jr. 7 episodes, 2001
Rene L. Moreno ...  Joseph Ramirez 7 episodes, 2001
Douglas Spain ...  Antonio C. Garcia 7 episodes, 2001
Richard Speight Jr. ...  Warren H. (Skip) Muck 7 episodes, 2001
Kirk Acevedo ...  Joseph D. Toye 6 episodes, 2001
Eion Bailey ...  David Kenyon Webster 6 episodes, 2001
Craig Heaney ...  Roy W. Cobb 6 episodes, 2001
Peter McCabe ...  Donald B. Hoobler 6 episodes, 2001
Matthew Settle ...  Ronald C. Speirs 6 episodes, 2001
Ben Caplan ...  Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr. 5 episodes, 2001
Mark Huberman ...  Lester Hashey 5 episodes, 2001
Phil McKee ...  Maj. Robert L. Strayer 5 episodes, 2001
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This is the story of "E" Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division from their initial training starting in 1942 to the end of World War II. They parachuted behind enemy lines in the early hours of D-Day in support of the landings at Utah beach, participated in the liberation of Carentan and again parachuted into action during Operation Market Garden. They also liberated a concentration camp and were the first to enter Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgaden. A fascinating tale of comradeship that is, in the end, a tale of ordinary men who did extraordinary things. Written by garykmcd

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There Was A Time When The World Asked Ordinary Men To Do Extraordinary Things. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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By the third episode of shooting, the special effects department had used more pyrotechnics than were used in the entire production of Saving Private Ryan (1998). See more »

Goofs

In "Currahee", Robert Strayer is (correctly) wearing the rank insignia of a major when Easy Company is celebrating its paratrooper qualification. Strayer was promoted to lieutenant colonel in January or February of 1943, and Winters refers to him as such during his explanation to Sobel about the latrine inspection incident. On D-Day (in episode 2) just prior to the attack on the 105mm guns at Brecourt Manor, Winters and another officer refer to Strayer as a major. He had been an LTC long enough (16 or 17 months) to rule out a slip of the tongue, especially by two different officers. See more »

Quotes

Joe Toye: Three day supply of K-rations, chocolate bars, Charms candy, powdered coffee, sugar, matches, compass, bayonet, entrenching tool, ammunition, gas mask, musette bag with ammo, my weapon, my .45, canteen, two cartons of smokes, Hawkins mine, two grenades, smoke grenade, Gammon grenade, TNT, THIS bullshit, and a pair of nasty skivvies!
Frank Perconte: What's your point?
Joe Toye: This stuff weighs as much as I do! I still got my 'chute, my reserve 'chute, my Mae West, my M1.
Frank Perconte: Why you keeping the brass knuckles?
Joe Toye: I could use some...
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Alternate Versions

When shown on the BBC, the series was initially run with the first two episodes edited together. This meant that the opening titles were changed to account for two directors and two different writers. The Veterans' interviews for Episode 2 (Day of Days) were moved to the end of the episode before the end credits. In the programme itself, the scene with Winters sitting in the doorway gazing out at the air armada flying into Normandy is smoothly blended into the 'flying clouds' sequence that begins Episode 2 (which is much shorter). See more »

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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »

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Band Of Brothers (Suite Two)
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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war, no frills
26 August 2004 | by faded_english_monkeySee all my reviews

I absolutely love this miniseries.

As a keen amateur historian, I got sick and tired of books and documentaries about the great leaders, politics, geography and basically, the non-bloodshed parts of WW2.

Similarly virtually every time I saw a war movie, it was ruined by flashbacks( thin red line) ridiculous fiction (and yes, i do mean you, The Bunker) or completely unnecessary and out of place sex scenes (who can forget Enemy At The Gates, a powerful film, until that awful sex scene which ruined the whole thing?)

There are good war movies. But this stands out, because not only is there no fiction whatsoever, but because, as a miniseries, more time is available to get to know the characters, and follow their progress, to know them, to love them, to mourn them.

Time allows for detail, and the fact that the 'frills' that other films stick in to make them more viewer friendly and marketable have been left out....

When a character in BoB dies, you mourn not because a flashback tells you they have a young sweetheart or something...but because you know this is real, it happened. The acting is truly superb, and you realise, it isn't a character you are mourning at all, it's a real person. This is because the actors made very strong relationships with their real life surviving counterparts, they knew their roles inside out and it really does show. We feel so strongly for the characters because the actors have portrayed them so faithfully. There are no clichés, because the truth is so accurately reproduced.

After reading Ambrose's book, you realise how religiously each part of the series is portrayed.

The sets are perfect, the effects remarkable, and Michael Kamens score will go down as one of the finest ever written. Everything about the production of this series is phenomenal, the details are so minute yet so important.

This should be watched not just for entertainment value, but as a reminder of the sacrifices made for us.

Easily the best television series ever produced.

Watch it. Now.


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