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.
Did You Know?
Ron Livingston is a Yale graduate just like his character, Captain Nixon. See more
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
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.
Hell of an idea, Joe. There you go. Three miles up, three miles down.
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The Mission Begins
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more