Band of Brothers

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HBO (ended 2001)

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Band of Brothers is a 10-part miniseries executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO.

The miniseries follows Easy Company, an army unit during World War II, from their initial training at Camp Toccoa to the conclusion of the war. The series is based on the book written by the late Stephen E Ambrose. Tom Hanks approached Steven Spielberg, who just finished production of Saving Private Ryan. Together they approached HBO with their idea. The station was willing to spend a industry record sum of $120m to realize the project.
The series won 6 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Day of Days, Outstanding Single Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Carentan, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Day of Days, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Miniseries.

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  • Neal McDonough

    Neal McDonough

    1st Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton

    Ron Livingston

    Ron Livingston

    Capt. Lewis Nixon

    Michael Cudlitz

    Michael Cudlitz

    Denver 'Bull' Randleman

    Donnie Wahlberg

    Donnie Wahlberg

    2nd Lt. C. Carwood Lipton

    James McAvoy

    James McAvoy

    Pvt. James Miller

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    gunfights, ensemble cast, war hero, gritty cinematography, epic battles