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Currahee 

Easy Company goes through training under the leadership of a captain who relentlessly pushes them to their limits but may be limited as a leader in the field.

Writers:

Stephen Ambrose (based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose), Erik Jendresen (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Aaron ... Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn
Kirk Acevedo ... Joseph D. Toye
Doug Allen ... Alton M. More
Eion Bailey ... David Kenyon Webster
Philip Barantini ... Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (as Philip Barrantini)
George Calil ... James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.
Ben Caplan ... Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr.
Dominic Cooper ... Allington
Michael Cudlitz ... Denver (Bull) Randleman
Marcos D'Cruze Marcos D'Cruze ... Joseph P. Domingus
Dale Dye ... Col. Robert F. Sink
Michael Edmiston Michael Edmiston ... Leadman Training
Michael Fassbender ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Tom George Tom George ... Pvt. White
Dexter Fletcher ... John W. Martin
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | History | War

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Trivia

A minor one. During one of the Currahee runs, a soldier hurts his leg and nearly falls. Sobel orders them not to help him. David Schwimmer tore ligaments in his knee during boot camp and did that scene with the injury (which took over a year to heal). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of episode #1 when the planes are seen taking off for Operation Overlord, we can see contrails in the sky. Contrails are created by propeller-driven aircraft as easily as by jets, as a function of altitude and air temperature. See more »

Quotes

Warren H. (Skip) Muck: Right now, some lucky bastard's headed for the South Pacific. Oh, what I would give. He's gonna get billeted on some tropical island...
Donald G. Malarkey: Keep talking.
Warren H. (Skip) Muck: ...sitting under a palm tree with six naked native girls...
Donald G. Malarkey: Oh, yeah.
Warren H. (Skip) Muck: ...helping him cut up coconuts, so he can hand-feed 'em to the flamingos.
Joseph P. Domingus: Flamingos are mean. They bite.
Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk: So do the naked native girls.
Frank Perconte: With any luck.
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Connections

Features Mr. Lucky (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mission Begins
(uncredited)
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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First Impression
24 July 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After watching forty-eight episodes of "Combat!" released on DVD in Brazil, the first episode of "Band of Brothers" seems to be inspired in Stanley Kubrick's first half of "Full Metal Jacket" and part of "Combat! - A Day in June".

So far, "Combat!" gives the sensation of a black and white documentary while the first episode of "Band of War" is too aseptic and clean, even considering that the soldiers are still not engaged in combats. In addition, there are several one-dimension characters without any development. Let's see the sequence to have a better view of this awarded mini-series. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Currahee"


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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