Band Of Brothers

Band Of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a 10-part television World War II miniseries based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose. It was co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks after their successful collaboration on the Academy Award-winning World War II film Saving Private Ryan. The series dramatically re-creates the path of the 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 a cast with relative unknowns. The central character is Dick Winters (Damian Lewis), a lieutenant who was promoted over the course of the war to battalion commander. 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; and Bill Guarnere (Frank John Hughes), who fears nothing and is known for his wise-guy attitude and hot temper.

Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama, Mini-Series

  • Watch Band Of Brothers Season 1

    • Episode 10


      aired: Sun, Nov 4, 2001

      In the concluding episode of this acclaimed miniseries, Major Winters (Damian Lewis) leads Easy Company into the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden--once the home of the Third Reich's officers--and receives orders to take the abandoned 'Eagle's Nest,' Hitler's breathtaking mountaintop fortress.

    • Episode 9

      Why We Fight

      aired: Sun, Oct 28, 2001

      Arriving in Germany to very little resistance, the men discover an abandoned Nazi concentration camp still filled with emaciated prisoners.

    • Episode 7

      The Breaking Point

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2001

      After the draining winter at Bastogne, Easy Company faces an enormous challenge: they must take the town of Foy from the enemy despite the incompetence of their new commander, Lt. Dike.

    • Episode 6


      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2001

      In the dead of winter, the men of Easy Company fend off frostbite and hunger--in addition to the enemy--while holding the line in a forest outside of Bastogne. Meanwhile, exhausted medic Eugene Roe finds friendship with a Belgian nurse.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Sun, Sep 30, 2001

      In this episode directed by Tom Hanks, Lt. Winters (Damian Lewis) leads a contingent on a risky mission over a Dutch dike. Meanwhile, Easy is left in the hands of Lt. 'Moose' Heyliger (Stephen McCole), who undertakes a rescue mission in the besieged town of Arnhem.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Sun, Sep 23, 2001

      Back in England, Easy Company's D-Day veterans heal their bodies and minds while getting acquainted with green replacement members. However, their respite ends quickly when they are sent into Holland as part of Operation Market-Garden.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Sun, Sep 16, 2001

      On D-Day plus two, the scattered men of Easy Company regroup with the help of Pvt. Albert Blithe (Marc Warren). Lt. Welsh (Rick Warden) then delivers their orders: they must take the town of Carentan.

    • Episode 2

      Day of Days

      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2001

      D-Day. Due to German flak, the tense men of Easy Company are dropped indiscriminately throughout the Normandy countryside, forcing Lt. Winters (Damian Lewis) to team up with a private from another company until he can find his mates.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2001

      On June 4, 1944--just two days before the Allied invasion of Normandy--Lts. Richard Winters (Damian Lewis) and Lewis Nixon (Ron Livingston) reflect back on the events and training that led them to D-Day with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment E (a.k.a. Easy Company).

  • Episodes

    • Episode 8

      Band of Brothers: The Patrol

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Easy Company is ordered to send a patrol to take enemy prisoners in the Alsatian town of Haguenau. Lt. Hank Jones (Colin Hanks), fresh from West Point and eager for combat experience, volunteers to lead them.

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