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Day of Days 

Easy Company paratroopers jump behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day and struggle to reunite in hostile territory.


Richard Loncraine


Stephen Ambrose (based on the book by) (as Stephen E. Ambrose), John Orloff

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Aaron ... Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn
Kirk Acevedo ... Joseph D. Toye
Philip Barantini ... Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk
David Blair ... Co-Pilot
Jonie Broom ... Hans Schmidt
Steve Chaplin Steve Chaplin ... Pilot
Alexis Conran Alexis Conran ... George Lavenson
Matthew Duquenoy Matthew Duquenoy ... Co-Pilot - Plane 66
Simon Fenton ... Gerald J. Lorraine
Ezra Godden ... Robert van Klinken
Stephen Graham ... Myron Mike Ranney
Scott Grimes ... Donald G. Malarkey
Craig Heaney ... Roy W. Cobb
Nolan Hemmings Nolan Hemmings ... Charles E. (Chuck) Grant
Andrew Howard ... Clarence Hester


In the very early hours of the D-Day invasion, Easy Company along with thousands of other Allied paratroopers land behind enemy lines in Normandy. In the chaos of the jump however, they are spread far and wide with many landing far from their expected drop zone. Lt. Winters assembles the few men they can find and slowly make their way to their rendezvous point. As the men straggle in, they also must adjust such as when Malarkey meets a German soldier who grew up in Oregon. Easy's Company commander is still missing so Winters is left in charge and is ordered to take out a German artillery bunker that is wreaking havoc with the troops landing on the beach. They do so with great efficiency and are rewarded with several Bronze and Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross for Winters. Written by garykmcd

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Action | Drama | History | War


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Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The battle of Brecourt Manor takes place over about 15 minutes, however in reality it lasted about three hours. The only two soldiers shown to be killed are 'John Hall' and an unnamed Warrant Officer (Andrew Hill), while in reality - as Dick Winters states in his memoir - there were four dead and six wounded. See more »


In the 40th minute, after the their gun is captured, Winters aims his rifle, but the bolt of his M1 is locked back, showing that there is no clip inserted. Therefore, his rifle is out of ammunition. See more »


Richard D. Winters: Flash!
Pvt. John 'Cowboy' Hall: Shit!
Richard D. Winters: I don't think that's the correct reply, trooper. I say flash, you say thunder.
Pvt. John 'Cowboy' Hall: Yes, sir. Thunder, sir.
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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An intense combat sequence you can almost feel
27 December 2018 | by LittleStorpingInTheSwuffSee all my reviews

The scene when Winters and his small force of men take out the German artillery emplacements was so intense you can practically feel the bullets whizzing by your head. The use of a non-stationary camera makes it even more real for the viewer, like a first-person experience with more realism and tension than the stationary cameras typically used in past war movies and TV shows. I think the opening combat scene of the Normandy Beach action of "Saving Private Ryan" equals (or maybe surpasses) the battle scene in "Day of Days".

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