The Cult of Joe Vitale (Orr vs. Vitale - better goal?)
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01-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Since someone mentioned same, it is of historical note that for security reasons (Nazi sympathizers were not aware of his real identity until recently), Joe Victory's name was changed to Ronald Speirs for the filming of the epic mini-series.
Or more accurately the mini-series attempted to portray the indomitable will and fearsome fighting skills of one Easy Company warrior who stood above the others as he rose through the ranks. Unfortunately because of budget constraints at HBO the second and third to last episodes originally planned, depicting how one man hitched a ride into Berlin, seized intelligence that lead to the wolf's den, infiltrated the underground bunker and single-handedly slaughtered a company of krauts before choking the life out of Hitler... had to be cut. Instead you see the ending where men were parading around a mountain top retreat, drinking booze. But otherwise, a pretty realistic depiction of Joe Valiant.
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