Play Now Band of Brothers Season 1 Episode 1 “Currahee”
Easy Company is introduced during its training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, under First Lieutenant/Captain Herbert Sobel, a very strict disciplinarian who seems to train his company harder and longer than the commanders of other companies. Sobel also goes out of his way to find fault with the men and the platoon leaders. The company is shipped to England to prepare for D-Day. As training progresses, Sobel’s inadequacies as a leader in the field become more apparent and cause most of the non-commissioned officers in the company to attempt to resign en masse. He also causes a dispute with his executive officer, Richard Winters, that escalates higher than Sobel expected. These events lead to Sobel being reassigned to command a jump school for essential non-combat personnel.
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.
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.
Creators: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg
Director: Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon
Star Cast: Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, Scott Grimes, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Cudlitz, Dale Dye, Rick Gomez, Frank John Hughes, James Madio, Neal McDonough, Rene L. Moreno, Matthew Settle, Douglas Spain, Richard Speight Jr., Eion Bailey, Ross McCall, Rick Warden, Marc Warren, Dexter Fletcher, Colin Hanks, David Schwimmer, Shane Taylor
Producer (s): Gary Goetzman, Tony To, Erik Bork, Erik Jendresen, Stephen E. Ambrose, Mary Richards
Cinematographer: Remi Adefarasin, Joel J. Ransom
Music: Michael Kamen
Production House: Playtone, DreamWorks Television, HBO Entertainment,
Original network / Official Sites: HBO Enterprises, Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release Year: 9 September 2001 (USA)
Runtime: 74 min
Genres: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Language: English, Dutch, French, German, Lithuanian
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.