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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 #2 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 33 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Donald G. Malarkey 10 episodes, 2001
...  Richard D. Winters 10 episodes, 2001
...  Lewis Nixon 10 episodes, 2001
...  Eugene G. Roe 10 episodes, 2001
...  C. Carwood Lipton 10 episodes, 2001
...  Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers 10 episodes, 2001
...  Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert 10 episodes, 2001
Rod Strohl ...  Himself 10 episodes, 2001
...  Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn 9 episodes, 2001
...  Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk 9 episodes, 2001
...  Denver (Bull) Randleman 9 episodes, 2001
...  John W. Martin 9 episodes, 2001
...  George Luz 9 episodes, 2001
...  Frank J. Perconte 9 episodes, 2001
...  Joseph D. Liebgott 9 episodes, 2001
...  Alton M. More 8 episodes, 2001
George Calil ...  James H. (Mo) Alley Jr. 8 episodes, 2001
Nolan Hemmings ...  Charles E. (Chuck) Grant 8 episodes, 2001
...  Edward J. (Babe) Heffron 8 episodes, 2001
...  Lynn D. (Buck) Compton 8 episodes, 2001
...  Harry F. Welsh 8 episodes, 2001
...  Col. Robert F. Sink 7 episodes, 2001
...  Burton P. (Pat) Christenson 7 episodes, 2001
...  William J. Guarnere 7 episodes, 2001
...  Alex M. Penkala Jr. 7 episodes, 2001
...  Joseph Ramirez 7 episodes, 2001
...  Antonio C. Garcia 7 episodes, 2001
...  Warren H. (Skip) Muck 7 episodes, 2001
...  Joseph D. Toye 6 episodes, 2001
...  David Kenyon Webster 6 episodes, 2001
...  Roy W. Cobb 6 episodes, 2001
...  Donald B. Hoobler 6 episodes, 2001
...  Ronald C. Speirs 6 episodes, 2001
...  Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr. 5 episodes, 2001
...  Lester Hashey 5 episodes, 2001
...  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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They depended on each other. And the world depended on them. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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$125,000,000 (estimated)
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All of the twelve hundred civilian costumes were authentic vintage clothing. See more »

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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

Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: You know he told me he was a goddamn virgin?
Pvt. Ralph Spina: Who?
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: Replacement in my foxhole, Julian.
Pvt. Ralph Spina: Yeah?
Pvt. Edward 'Babe' Heffron: Goddamn virgin, just a kid.
Pvt. Ralph Spina: Only virgin I know is the Virgin Mary.
[Heffron laughs]
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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

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Band Of Brothers (Suite One)
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Excellent
14 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This week I saw three things based on WW-II novels. The first was 'The Pianist' about the Warsaw ghetto in the war and the survival of a Jewish pianist in that ghetto. The second was 'De Tweeling', a Dutch film about two twin-sisters, separated in 1926. One of them grows up in Nazi-Germany, the other in The Netherlands. That movie shows us more of the common persons during the war, Germans and not-Germans. The third was 'Band of Brothers', a true story about combat in the war. All three things are great, the films I mean, and you definitely should see all three of them.

'Band of Brothers' follows Easy-company from their training in England, through D-Day, the rest of France (including Bastogne), Holland (including operation Market Garden), Germany and Austria. This story is shown to us in ten different episodes. Every episode starts with the real men from Easy-company telling about their experiences and ends with a short written update of Easy-company. Between beginning and ending of episodes one of the best things I have seen on screen is presented to us.

The casting is amazing. Even David Schwimmer (from 'Friends') as the bitter Captain Sobel is great. Damian Lewis and Ron Livingston are superb as Major Winters and Captain Lewis Nixon. Every actor seems to be perfect for his character. The photography and direction is great also. I especially loved the direction of the episode done by executive producer Tom Hanks, possibly with some help from the other executive producer Steven Spielberg. 'Saving Private Ryan' was great for showing us the horror in combat, 'Band of Brothers' does the same thing but adds some other things. You really learn to know the characters (in 600 minutes you can do that), you sympathize with them.

If you have the chance to see this masterpiece, do so. It is long but you can spread the episodes over some days. But if you start watching it is very hard to stop. Definitely one of the best WW-II movies or series out there.


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