Band of Brothers is a ten-part, 11-hour television World War II miniseries, originally produced and broadcast in 2001, based on historian and biographer Stephen E. Ambrose's book of the same title. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan. The episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO and are still run frequently on various TV networks around the world.
Pvt. Roy Cobb: What are youa lookin' at, Webster? Yeah, that's what I thought, college boy.
2nd Lt. Henry Jones: Are you drunk, trooper?
Pvt. Roy Cobb: Leave me alone.
2nd Lt. Henry Jones: Answer the question.
Pvt. Roy Cobb: Yes, sir, I am drunk, sir. Drunk, sick and tired of fucking patrols, takin' orders...
Sgt. Martin: Hey Cobb, shut up! It's boring, okay?
Nixon: Division has decided to pluck one officer from each regiment who served in the heroic defense of Bastogne and send them back to the States on a thirty day furlough... get him out banging the drum for the war bonds, that kind of thing. Turns out I've been plucked.
Richard Winters: Hey, that's fantastic, Lew. Good for you.
Nixon: Thank you.
Richard Winters: But how does your leaving help me?
Nixon: It doesn't. I'm not going. I've already seen the States, I grew up there. That's why I came to Europe. I just wish they told me a war was going on. Anyway, this thing is wasted on me, but I'm sure we could find an officer somewhere in this battalion that could use a long trip home.
Joe Toye: Hey guys, I'm glad we're going to Europe.
(takes out his knife)
Joe Toye: Hitler gets one of these right across the windpipe, Roosevelt changes Thanksgiving to Joe Toye Day, pays me ten grand a year for the rest of my fucking life.
|Release Date||9 September 2001|
|Tagline||They depended on each other. And the world depended on them.|
|Genre||Adventure, Drama, History, War, Action|
|Filming Locations||Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, England, UK|
|Language||English, Dutch, French, German|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital|
|Film Class||War Drama, Docudrama|
|Mood||In a Minor Key|
|Tones||Compassionate, Gritty, Elegiac, Passionate, Visceral, Tense|