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Band of Brothers

(2001, 1h , TVMA)
9.5

(2001, 1h , TVMA)9.5

Band of Brothers

(2001, 1h , TVMA)

(2001, 1h , TVMA)
9.5

9.5

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Genre

Action, Adventure, Docudrama, Drama, Historical drama, War, History, Miniseries, Politics

Synopsis

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO, Band of Brothers is a ten-part miniseries based on the book Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose. The series dramatically re-creates the path of Easy Company, an elite paratrooper unit, from their basic training at Camp Toccoa in Georgia in 1942, to D-Day, to their critical involvement in the Battle of the Bulge, through their triumph at the close of the war. The unit was one of the best trained and most productive in American military history, but it also suffered immense casualties. The series is an ensemble piece, involving dozens of characters, and cast with relative unknowns. To the extent that there is a central character, it is Dick Winters (Damian Lewis), who went to Toccoa as a lieutenant and was promoted, over the course of the war, to battalion commander. Each episode includes brief excerpts from present-day interviews with some of the surviving members of the company. While the series is not a hagiography, Winters is depicted as a brave, resourceful, and humane leader. It's clear that the men revered him, and that he genuinely respected and cared about them. There are a few other members of the unit that make a strong impression. Sobel (David Schwimmer of Friends), their C.O. at Toccoa, is depicted as a petty tyrant whose men bond together in their hatred of him. Nixon (Ron Livingston of Office Space) is Winters' fellow officer and best friend, and an alcoholic. Carwood Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg) is a decent, hard-working man, and a tremendous soldier who earns a battlefield commission for his exemplary leadership. Bill Guarnere (Frank John Hughes) fears nothing, and is known for his wise-guy attitude and hot temper. The series dramatizes the courage and fortitude of many others, but it's clear that Winters sets the tone for his men, and plays a pivotal role in the unit's success. The project involved several screenwriters, including Graham Yost (Speed) and E. Max Frye (Something Wild). Eight different directors were called upon for the ten installments, including Hanks, David Frankel (Miami Rhapsody), Mikael Salomon (Hard Rain), and Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams). Still, the tone and style of the series remains fairly consistent. While the story of Easy Company has been condensed and altered in some minor ways for dramatic purposes, and much of the dialogue was, by necessity, invented, the producers placed a strong emphasis on accurately depicting the conditions under which these men lived, fought, and died. Several survivors from the company consulted on the project, and an enormous amount of money was spent on sets, costumes, and special effects in order to re-create their experience.

Cast

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Damian Lewis

Richard D. Winters

Damian Lewis

Donnie Wahlberg

Lipton

Donnie Wahlberg

Ron Livingston

Capt. Lewis Nixon

Ron Livingston

Rick Gomez

Sgt. George Luz

Rick Gomez

Scott Grimes

Donald G. Malarkey

Scott Grimes

Frank John Hughes

Guarnere

Frank John Hughes

Doug Allen

Alton M. More

Doug Allen

David Schwimmer

Herbert Sobel

David Schwimmer

Peter Youngblood Hills

Darrell C. (Shifty) Powers

Peter Youngblood Hills

Kirk Acevedo

Toye

Kirk Acevedo

Eion Bailey

David Kenyon Webster

Eion Bailey

Jamie Bamber

Jack E. Foley

Jamie Bamber

Shane Taylor

Eugene "Doc" Roe

Shane Taylor

James Madio

Frank Perconte

James Madio

Matthew Settle

Ronald Speirs

Matthew Settle

Michael Cudlitz

Randleman

Michael Cudlitz

James McAvoy

Pvt. James Miller

James McAvoy

Philip Barantini

Wayne A. (Skinny) Sisk

Philip Barantini

Matthew Leitch

Floyd M. (Tab) Talbert

Matthew Leitch

Nicholas Aaron

Robert E. (Popeye) Wynn

Nicholas Aaron

Craig Heaney

Roy W. Cobb

Craig Heaney

Neal McDonough

1st Lt. Lynn Compton

Neal McDonough

Rick Warden

Harry Welsh

Rick Warden

Richard Speight Jr.

Warren H. (Skip) Muck

Richard Speight Jr.

George Calil

James H. (Mo) Alley Jr.

George Calil

Mark Huberman

Hashey

Mark Huberman

Robin Laing

Heffron

Robin Laing

Steve Chaplin

Pilot

Steve Chaplin

Ben Caplan

Walter S. (Smokey) Gordon Jr.

Ben Caplan

Simon Pegg

William S. Evans

Simon Pegg

Ross McCall

Joseph Liebgott

Ross McCall

Dominic Cooper

Allington

Dominic Cooper

David Andrews

General Elbridge G. Chapman

David Andrews

Tim Matthews

Penkala

Tim Matthews

Mike Cudlitz

Denver (Bull) Randleman

Mike Cudlitz

Dale Dye

Colonel Robert F. Sink

Dale Dye

Jonie Broom

Hans Schmidt

Jonie Broom

David Blair

Co -Pilot

David Blair

Jimmy Fallon

Lt. George C. Rice

Jimmy Fallon

Nolan Hemmings

Charles E. (Chuck) Grant

Nolan Hemmings

Peter McCabe

Hoobler

Peter McCabe

Dexter Fletcher

John W. Martin

Dexter Fletcher

Michael Fassbender

Burton P. (Pat) Christenson

Michael Fassbender

Joel Beckett

Charge of Quarters

Joel Beckett

Alexis Conran

George Lavenson

Alexis Conran

Jason Done

Drunk G.I.

Jason Done

Michael Edmiston

Leadman Training

Michael Edmiston

Colin Hanks

Lt. Henry Jones

Colin Hanks

Dirk Galuba

German MP

Dirk Galuba

Marcos D'Cruze

Joseph P. Domingus

Marcos D'Cruze

Jeremy Finch

British Paratrooper

Jeremy Finch

Tom Hardy

John A. Janovec

Tom Hardy

Tony Devlin

Ralph F. (Doc) Spina

Tony Devlin

Paul Bentley

Old German in Landsberg

Paul Bentley

Nigel Hoyle

Leo D. Boyle

Nigel Hoyle

Douglas Spain

Antonio C. Garcia

Douglas Spain

Tim Davenport

Wounded Soldier

Tim Davenport

Dean Blanke

German Grandson

Dean Blanke

David Crow

Corporal

David Crow

Freddie Joe Farnsworth

Medic

Freddie Joe Farnsworth

Marc Warren

Albert Blithe

Marc Warren

Martin Arno

Junior German

Martin Arno

Kristina Branden

German Girl With Egg

Kristina Branden

Jordan Frieda

Replacement

Jordan Frieda

Christoph Dostal

Senior German

Christoph Dostal

Bill Armstrong

General Anthony McAuliffe

Bill Armstrong

Doug Cockle

Father John Maloney

Doug Cockle

Freerk Bos

Dutch Farmer

Freerk Bos

Ezra Godden

Robert van Klinken

Ezra Godden

Peter O'Meara

Norman 'Foxhole' Dike

Peter O'Meara

Jason O'Mara

Thomas Meehan

Jason O'Mara

Adam James

Cleveland O. Petty

Adam James

Iain Robertson

George Smith

Iain Robertson

Laird Macintosh

F Company Trooper

Laird Macintosh

Andrew-Lee Potts

Eugene E. Jackson

Andrew-Lee Potts

Paul Herzberg

German Doctor at Checkpoint

Paul Herzberg

Kieran O'Brien

Allen Vest

Kieran O'Brien

William Armstrong

Anthony McAuliffe

William Armstrong

Luke Roberts

Herbert J. Suerth

Luke Roberts

Simon Fenton

Gerald J. Lorraine

Simon Fenton

Rocky Marshall

Earl 'One Lung' McLung

Rocky Marshall

Dan van Husen

Alleged Commandant

Dan van Husen

Jack Wouterse

Dutch Farmer in Barn

Jack Wouterse

Paul Williams

Jack Olsen

Paul Williams

Peter Stark

German Inside Barn

Peter Stark

Joseph May

Edward J. Shames

Joseph May

Andrew Howard

Clarence Hester

Andrew Howard

Stephen Graham

Myron Mike Ranney

Stephen Graham

Ben Peyton

Andrew Hill

Ben Peyton

Nick Lopez

US Guard

Nick Lopez

Marc Ryan-Jordan

John T. Julian

Marc Ryan-Jordan

Toby Ross-Bryant

Paul Jones

Toby Ross-Bryant

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