TV Mini-Series | TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History
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.
The original script called for Lipton (Donnie Wahlberg) to be cold and hostile towards Lieutenant Jones (Colin Hanks). However, Wahlberg said the real Lipton said he got on very well with the man in real-life, so that's how Wahlberg played him.
If they come by here y'all remember to smile for the camera. Got to keep the morale up for them folks back home.
Richard Winters: Why?
Col. Sink: Damned if I know.
When the 101st Airborne was sent into Belgium just before the Battle of the Bulge they were ordered to remove the Screaming Eagle patch from their uniforms, so the Germans would not know they were facing an elite division. It was only after the battle when they moved into Hagenau that they were able to wear the patches again.
All episodes except the third were rated "Not under 16" in Germany. For commercial reasons (films with a rating higher than "Not under 16" are restricted in distribution and may not be sold online) the third episode, which was rated "Not under 18", was edited for violence. The uncut DVD is available separately in video stores in a red snapper case.
English, Dutch, French, German, Lithuanian