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Band of Brothers (2001)

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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.

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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)
Matthew Leitch ...
 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)
 Colonel 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)
Craig Heaney ...
 Roy W. Cobb (6 episodes, 2001)
Peter McCabe ...
 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)
 Major Robert L. Strayer (5 episodes, 2001)


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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Ordinary men. Extraordinary times. See more »


Action | Drama | History | War


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Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Frères d'armes  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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The post library at Ft. Campbell, KY, current home of the 101st Airborne Division, is named after Colonel Robert F. Sink See more »


In the episode where Easy is rescuing the British soldiers, Bull Randelman is seen in the extreme foreground. He is in a boat paddling along with the rest of the soldiers, but he does not have a paddle in his hands. See more »


Cpl. Donald Hoobler: Down he goes, right out of his saddle like a sack of potatoes. Outstanding accuracy on my part if I do say so myself.
Lipton: But you do.
Cpl. Donald Hoobler: Which I do. Hell, Shifty, I think maybe I could've even given you a run for your money.
SSgt. Darrel 'Shifty' Powers: No, No, I'm not a good shot. Now Dad, he was an excellent shot - excellent, I declare. He could shoot the wings off a fly.
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Definitely at the top of my list for one of the best shows produced for television.
5 November 2001 | by (Kansas) – See all my reviews

I didn't really want to comment on the show like others did, until it was actually concluded. Now that the show finished last night all I can think to say is Wow! This has truly been one of the best things I have ever seen produced for any format of entertainment, except novel since historian Stephen Ambrose fills in a lot more information that the series just couldn't handle. Every actor from Damian Lewis to the man who played Private Hall in the first episode performed admirably. Of special interest is Lewis who's character really matures as the show progresses, Ron Livingston who in episode nine loses some of the cockiness that his character Nixon exhibits throughout the show, Matthew Settle who plays the intimidating Capt. Ronald Speirs just seems to ooze the violent edge the character needs, and Donnie Wahlberg who unlike his brother seems to play more interesting characters. Also of special interest is David Schwimmer as Capt. Herbert Sobel. Even though the character is pretty much a piss ant, there is that one moment after he loses command of the company that you sort of feel sorry for him. Another plus is the production crew who really turned England into four different countries. No one place from Carentan to Bastgone looks like the same country. Another plus is the special effects, which really shine in episode two and four. The night jump on Normandy with the flak exploding around planes and one plane bursting into flames looks as good as anything done for a major film. Also whoever thought of including snippets of interviews with real easy veterans definitely help set the tone for the episodes. A good choice in my opinion. If you haven't seen this show you owe it to yourself to watch any repeat. If you love informative movies about WWII by the DVD Set which will hopefully be released sometime soon. Another thing to note is the documentary which has interviews, film footage, and war time photos of the actuall easy company. I hope its as good as it looks.

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