Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

  • Seasons:
  • 1
They were ordinary men, swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. But with the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in each other. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and HBO present the story of Easy Company, an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose World War II exploits are as incredible as they are true. This landmark ten-part miniseries based on Stephen E. Ambrose's non-fiction best-seller recounts the remarkable achievements of a volunteer rifle company that parachuted into France on D-Day, spearheaded the Market-Garden and Rhine offensives, fought the Nazis in Bastogne and the Bulge and captured Hitler's 'impenetrable' Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in 1945.
They were ordinary men, swept up in the most extraordinary conflict in history. But with the eyes of the world upon them, they found their greatest source of strength in each other. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and HBO present the story of Easy Company, an elite team of U.S. paratroopers whose World War II exploits are as incredible as they are true. This landmark ten-part miniseries based on Stephen E. Ambrose's non-fiction best-seller recounts the remarkable achievements of a volunteer rifle company that parachuted into France on D-Day, spearheaded the Market-Garden and Rhine offensives, fought the Nazis in Bastogne and the Bulge and captured Hitler's 'impenetrable' Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in 1945.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Currahee

    Original air date: 09/09/2001 Runtime: 73:13 min.

    Original air date: 09/09/2001 Runtime: 73:13 min. 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).

  • 2. Day of Days

    Original air date: 09/09/2001 Runtime: 51:58 min.

    Original air date: 09/09/2001 Runtime: 51:58 min. 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.

  • 3. Carentan

    Original air date: 09/16/2001 Runtime: 65:18 min.

    Original air date: 09/16/2001 Runtime: 65:18 min. 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.

  • 4. Replacements

    Original air date: 09/23/2001 Runtime: 59:41 min.

    Original air date: 09/23/2001 Runtime: 59:41 min. 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.

  • 5. Crossroads

    Original air date: 09/30/2001 Runtime: 55:39 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2001 Runtime: 55:39 min. 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.

  • 6. Bastogne

    Original air date: 10/07/2001 Runtime: 67:10 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2001 Runtime: 67:10 min. 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.

  • 7. The Breaking Point

    Original air date: 10/14/2001 Runtime: 72:47 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2001 Runtime: 72:47 min. 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.

  • 8. The Patrol

    Original air date: 10/21/2001 Runtime: 58:56 min.

    Original air date: 10/21/2001 Runtime: 58:56 min. 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.

  • 9. Why We Fight

    Original air date: 10/28/2001 Runtime: 58:08 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2001 Runtime: 58:08 min. Arriving in Germany to very little resistance, the men discover an abandoned Nazi concentration camp still filled with emaciated prisoners.

  • 10. Points

    Original air date: 11/04/2001 Runtime: 62:12 min.

    Original air date: 11/04/2001 Runtime: 62:12 min. 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.