Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2

Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2

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Director: Bernard McEveety, John Peyser, Sutton Roley, Ted Post

Cast: Bernard McEveety, John Peyser, Sutton Roley, Ted Post

     
 
One of the most realistic television series on the subject of war, Combat! offered a frequently stark and unglamorous view of American fighting men dealing with the physical and moral challenges of life on the battlefield during World War II. Featuring early work from acclaimed directors Robert Altman and Richard Donner, Combat!: Season 2 - Mission 2 includes

Overview

One of the most realistic television series on the subject of war, Combat! offered a frequently stark and unglamorous view of American fighting men dealing with the physical and moral challenges of life on the battlefield during World War II. Featuring early work from acclaimed directors Robert Altman and Richard Donner, Combat!: Season 2 - Mission 2 includes sixteen episodes from the show's second season, and includes guest appearances from Warren Oates, Beau Bridges, Ted Knight, and Joseph Campanella. This set features the episodes "Barrage, "Thunder From the Hill, "The Pillbox, "Gideon's Army, "The General and the Sergeant, "The Hostages, "A Silent Cry, "The Eyes of the Hunter, "Counter-Punch, "Mail Call, "The Hunter, "Weep No More, "The Short Day of Private Putnam, "Rescue, "Command, and "The Glory Among Men."

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Combat closes out its second season with some of the series' finest hours. Military buffs have saluted Combat for its gritty and realistic infantryman’s-eye view of war. But at the heart of this series is the human drama, not the battle scenes. The men of King Two, led by Lt. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) and Sgt. Chip Saunders (Vic Morrow), are sorely tested under fire in several powerful episodes, including "Glory Among Men," in which the conflicted company wrestles with whether or not to risk death to save a thoroughly unlikable squad member who is pinned down by Germans using him as bait. Combat did not glorify war, but in some of the season's most memorable episodes, several characters rise to the occasion to become unlikely heroes. Conlon Carter was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Doc, who must outwit a German trying to escape in "The Hostages." Beau Bridges guest-stars in "The Short Day of Private Putnam," portraying an underage recruit whose disparaged knowledge of botany helps identify the location of German snipers. Morrow was promoted to director for the taut episode "The Pillbox," in which Hanley and a wounded soldier (guest star Warren Oates) are trapped with three German prisoners. Morrow also shines in "Mail Call," in which Saunders learns his brother is missing at Okinawa and takes out his frustrations on a new, malingering recruit (guest star James Best, the future Sheriff Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard). Combat tackles the Holocaust in the uneven episode "Gideon's Army," in which King Two comes upon starving and sickly Polish prisoners at an abandoned concentration camp and enlists them to ward off advancing German soldiers. Rarely syndicated, Combat joins the ranks of television's best on DVD's front lines.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2004
UPC:
0014381242928
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
12:34:00

Special Features

Notes, oddities, and bloopers by Jo Davidsmeyer; Rick Jason radio interview; Audio commentary by Ted Post (The Hostages) and "The Big Picture" featurette narrated by Vic Morrow; Photo gallery; Audio commentary by Michael Caffey (The Glory Among Men)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vic Morrow Sgt. Chip Saunders
Alf Kjellin Hans
Alfred Ryder Capt. Erich Heismann
Anjanette Comer Annette
Beau Bridges Pvt. Orville Putnam
Ed Nelson Pvt. Jesse Burgess
Eddie Ryder Mason
Edward Binns Col. Johnson
James Best Trenton
John Dehner Lt. Gen. Armand Bouchard
Joseph Campanella Lt. Douglas
Mark Richman Capt. Aptmeyer
Milton Selzer Col. Anton Glinski
Peter Whitney Massine
Richard Anderson Sgt. Calvin Perkins
Rick Jason Lt. Gil Hanley
Steve Gravers Sgt. Babe Martinez
Warren Oates Stark
Albert Paulsen Dorfmann
Albert Szabo Karacz
Denise Alexander Jacqueline Bouchard
Edward Tierney Sgt. Brunner
Guy Stockwell Cpl. Jerry Bacon
Hans Gudegast Sgt. Ecktmann
Joe Sirola Casper
John Crawford Gunnar
Lilyan Chauvin Fauvette
Malachi Throne Pvt. Moorwood
Peter Helm Laslo
Pierre Jalbert PFC Paul 'Caje' LeMay
Ray Fulmer Holmes
Robert Carricart Diebold
Robert Crawford Jacques
Ted Knight German Sergeant
William Arvin Adams
Anthony Holland Cpt. Ernest Cutner
Bernard Kates Hacker
Christian Pasques 1st Young Man
Dennis Robertson Bronson
Frank Hillmond Clark
Fred Harris Smitty
Jack Hogan Pvt. William G. Kirby
Jacques Roux Fontaine
Joe Turkel Klimmer
John Neris Jean
Ken Berry Motor Sergeant
Paul Busch German Lieutenant
Richard Jaeckel Sgt. Buxman
Rick Traeger German Captain
Robert Sampson Harvey
William Smith German Sergeant
Ben Wright Capt. Boulange
Dick Peabody Cpl. Littlejohn
Ed Deemer German #1,German Sergeant
Erik Holland German Corporal
George Savalas Pvt. Cooper
Henry Brandt Sgt. Heinecke
Henry Horman Meisner
John Siegfried Lt. Bohn
Ken Peters Commo Man
Kurt Lewin German Corporal
Lili Valenty Renee LeClair
Louis Mercier Jean Bayard
Lucien Lanvin 2nd Young Man
Reggie Nalder Man with One Eye
Charles A. Giorgi Anton
Dick Patterson Barnarbo
Dieter Jacoby Machine Gunner #1
George Sawava Pierre
Glenn Cannon Runner
James Davidson Pvt. Bowers
Jerry Douglas Kohler
Joe di Reda Sgt. Calder
John Shay Doctor
Maria Schroder 1st Young Girl
Mike Masters Noncom
Ray Baxter Cougher
Steve Lander 1st Soldier
Titus Moede Pvt. Marks

Technical Credits
Bernard McEveety Director
John Peyser Director
Sutton Roley Director
Ted Post Director
Vic Morrow Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 1
1. The Hill [2:50]
2. Saunders Down [13:04]
3. Two Prisoners [11:04]
4. A Question of Loyalty [11:22]
5. Taking a Stand [7:55]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. Massine [4:39]
2. Radical Guide [7:47]
3. Not for Nothing [8:51]
4. Moving a Mountain [15:23]
5. Mission Accomplished [9:32]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Pull Back! [6:05]
2. Million-Dollar Wound [7:43]
3. Prisoners [14:15]
4. Hanley's Dilemma [8:32]
5. The Right Thing [9:36]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Abandoned Camp [3:29]
2. Orders to Return [13:21]
3. Buying Time [10:24]
4. Safety in Numbers [9:14]
5. Saunder's Army [9:40]
6. End Credits [:48]
Side #2 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 2
1. French Army Recruits [3:10]
2. Strategizing With Saunders [11:31]
3. Beaulieu [17:13]
4. The Tunnel [7:29]
5. Reliving His Glory [6:44]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. Hot Water [6:30]
2. Doc's Mission [11:04]
3. Medic or Mechanic? [14:42]
4. Crossing the Line [6:29]
5. The Noncombatant [7:27]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. The Wrong Foot [4:31]
2. First Mission [10:54]
3. A Genius at Communications [6:33]
4. Different Mechanisms [13:11]
5. It Takes All Kinds [11:03]
6. End Credits [:59]
1. Just Watch Him [4:19]
2. Belligerent Burgess [10:13]
3. Consider the Captured [13:10]
4. Saving Caje and Nelson [7:13]
5. One Stubborn Soldier [11:19]
6. End Credits [:55]
Side #3 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 3
1. Cut-Off [4:45]
2. A Squad of Strays [11:23]
3. The Price of Eggs [13:22]
4. Just the Ticket [8:33]
5. All Aboard [8:04]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. News From Home [3:20]
2. Private Meredith Trenton [9:24]
3. Saunders' Suspicion [16:41]
4. No Exemptions [5:40]
5. Kirby's Replacement [11:00]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Old Winery [5:47]
2. A Captive Kirby [10:01]
3. Demand Surrender [13:54]
4. Unarmed Sarge [8:40]
5. Most Interesting Animal [7:48]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. House With a Pool [3:18]
2. Scared Stiff [7:19]
3. State of Shock [21:48]
4. Sole Protector [5:24]
5. Tied-Up [8:24]
6. End Credits [:57]
Side #4 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 4
1. Call Me Put [4:12]
2. Peer Pressure [12:43]
3. First Blood [13:20]
4. Saving Private Putnam [5:10]
5. Tree-Spotter [10:47]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. Shell-Shocked [4:32]
2. Just a Driver [6:58]
3. Delirious Colonel [14:08]
4. Picking Hanley's Brain [9:36]
5. An Ingenious Plan [10:57]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Scared Straight [3:15]
2. By the Book [13:21]
3. Disgruntled Squad [16:28]
4. Lieutenant's Story [6:11]
5. All the Way [7:00]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Unpopular G.I. [6:45]
2. Murder or Common Sense? [10:19]
3. Morphine for Mason [11:17]
4. A Trade-Off [6:56]
5. We're Going Home! [10:54]
6. End Credits [:48]

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great episodes that ring true even today. Who would have thought a series from 40 years ago would be generating such interest today. But it does. Combat stacks up with almost any tv series of today. The acting (especillly Vic Morrow) is first-rate with fantastic guest stars and quality writing. And some of the action sequences are unbelievable. I sit there and wonder, how did they avoid getting hurt. I love the use of French and German which adds even more to the realism. Today, the 'french people' and German soldiers would all speak English. I'm already looking forward to Season 3.