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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.

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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
Dominic Cooper ... Allington
Michael Cudlitz ... Denver (Bull) Randleman
Marcos D'Cruze Marcos D'Cruze ... Joseph P. Domingus
Dale Dye ... Col. Robert F. Sink
Michael Fassbender ... Burton P. (Pat) Christenson
Dexter Fletcher ... John W. Martin
Rick Gomez ... George Luz
Philip Barantini ... Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk (as Philip Barrantini)
Stephen Graham ... Myron Mike Ranney
George Calil George Calil ... James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.
Ben Caplan ... Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr.
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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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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Currahee See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Livingston is a Yale graduate just like his character, Captain Nixon. See more »

Goofs

While Easy Co. was in Aldbourne, it shows that they have their names on a white strip on their jackets. This never happened. They only did it during their training phase in the states. See more »

Quotes

George Luz: [Imitating Sobel] Corporal Toye, there will be no leaning in my company. Are those dusty jump wings? How do you expect to slay the Huns with dust on your jump wings?
Joseph D. Toye: Luz, just give me a drink.
George Luz: [Normal voice] Hell of an idea, Joe. There you go. Three miles up, three miles down.
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Connections

Features Mr. Lucky (1943) See more »

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The Mission Begins
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Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra
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Powerful Series!
15 September 2013 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

The HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers" is a powerful, true story based of the events of World War 2 in Europe. This first episode is very meaningful and it filled seep with emotion. There is really no action here yet because we are in the stages of training, but it's deep with characterization as we get to know the members of Easy Company.

This first episode, "Currahee" is about the rigid training under the difficult command of Lt. Sobel. As Easy Company heads to England to prepare invasion of Germany, the sergeants decide to get rid of Sobel and his hard ways. No one feels more than that than Sgt. Winters.

Overall, this is a majestic episode that works some wonders thanks to the masterful direction by Phil Alden Robinson, some wonderful producers in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, great acting by the cast especially Damian Lewis, and great music/cinematography. I rate this episode 9/10.


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