Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers (2001)

5 corrected entries in Crossroads

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Crossroads - S1-E5

Corrected entry: Winters sits at an outdoor cafe while on leave in Paris in December before the Battle of the Bulge. Even though it's late fall, a tree in the background has green leaves and no one is wearing a coat suitable for that time of year when it is cold.

Correction: The military wasn't ready for winter battle. Almost no enlisted man had adequate clothing before and during the battle of the bulge. This information is revealed in the book as well as the end of this episode and the beginning of the episode "Bastogne"

Crossroads - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When Winters is in his office and Nixon is telling him he's off to Paris, there are three people present, Richard Winters, Lewis Nixon and Harry Welsh. At the very end of the scene, someone says "Second that" but the subtitles say BOB: "Second that." There is no-one in the room called Bob.

Kara

Correction: While this may be a mistake, there is no one that is supposed to be named Bob in the shot. The BOB refers to Band of Brothers. Generally, subtitles like that are not considered mistakes for the movie.

Zwn Annwn

Crossroads - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In the episode "Crossroads" when Easy company is charging across the field, you can see the actors' mouths open as if they are yelling but there is no sound.

Correction: This is a deliberate artistic decision on the part of the film-makers. The reason being is that there is an emphasis on the other sounds, like feet pounding on the ground as the rest of the platoon is running after Winters. It is supposed to be silent until he shoots the German child, and then you start hearing other sounds.

Crossroads - S1-E5

Corrected entry: When Winters shoots the SS kid at the start of the episode, we see a close-up of his face and gun and when he shoots we can see the bayonet on the end of his gun wobble as if it was made of rubber.

Correction: The bayonet is wobbling back and forth, yes, but this is due to the slightly loose joint attaching it to the gun - if you look carefully, the bayonet itself isn't bending in any way, it's just moving slightly around its joint.

Tailkinker Premium member

Crossroads - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In part 5, Crossroads, when they are firing on the Polish and the SS companies, you see the left side of the 30-cal machine gun. As it fires you see shells dropping out of the outer side. This shouldn't happen because that would indicate a disintegrating belt, but they didn't come into use until the 1960's so the rounds from the gun should be in a belt.

Correction: The machine gun has to strip a round off the belt to be fed into the chamber. The belt itself does not disintegrate, but there is no way for the gun to put the fired casing back in the belt.

Wubbman

Currahee - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the bootcamp scene where Captain Sobel is yelling at Private Christenson for drinking from his canteen, you see a machine gun resting on Christenson's right shoulder. When the camera angle changes to behind Christenson, the machine gun has suddenly moved onto his other shoulder. This happens quite a few times in this particular scene.

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Replacements - S1-E4

Question: When Bull is hiding in the barn after being hit by shrapnel, he takes something from the end of his rifle and bites a big chunk off it and starts chewing. What is this?

Kara

Answer: He bit off a piece of a cigar.

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