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Winters writes a report on the challenge of an unexpected resistance to a German attack, and is haunted by his conscience after shooting a teenage German SS soldier.


Tom Hanks


Stephen Ambrose (based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose), Erik Jendresen




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
Joel Beckett ... Charge of Quarters
George Calil George Calil ... James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.
Ben Caplan ... Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr.
Lee Colley ... Soldier - 28th Infantry
Michael Cudlitz ... Denver (Bull) Randleman
Dale Dye ... Col. Robert F. Sink
Jimmy Fallon ... Lt. George C. Rice
Michael Fassbender ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Jeremy Finch Jeremy Finch ... British Paratrooper
Dexter Fletcher ... John W. Martin


Captain Winters leads Easy Company in an attack on what they thought was a machine gun nest but turns out to 2 Companies of German SS who also have artillery support. The attack is successful in that they virtually wipe out the enemy but they do suffer many casualties. He soon finds himself promoted as the 2nd Battalion's Executive Officer and while he has concern about leaving Easy Company, he knows they are in good hands with Lt. Moose Heyliger. In the aftermath of the disastrous Operation Market Garden, Easy Company is assigned to assist a large group of British paras who are trapped behind enemy lines. Later, with Christmas approaching, the men suddenly find all passes canceled and they are quickly moved to Bastogne to help defend the city from the German offensive. The company is now led by Lt. Norman Dike, for whom the men have little respect. Written by garykmcd

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Action | Drama | History | War


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Release Date:

30 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The phrase "Hang Tough" is said several times. The New Kids on the Block, of which Donnie Wahlberg (Lipton) was a member, had a song titled, "Hangin' Tough." See more »


The English captain while narrating the events of operation Pegasus, is wearing the US 101st Airborne Division patch on his right shoulder. However, he swam across the river the night before, and it is unlikely he did it in full uniform. He was probably given clothing to wear by the 101st. See more »


Lt. George C. Rice: Panzer division's about to cut the road south. Looks like you guys're gonna be surrounded.
Richard D. Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded.
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Main Theme
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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