A number of things changed in this series entry. Color was used for the first time, Jane was missing, CinemaScope was used, and the picture was actually shot in Africa. Scott turns in a convincing performance as the jungle hero who leads a chartered plane's passengers to safety after a crash. Some of the snooty survivors don't deserve to live, however, especially Beatty, who strikes a deal to exchange human lives for a fortune in ivory. Needless to say, Tarzan nixes that business proposal.
Miniseries based on Stephen Ambrose's book about Easy Company, the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Follows the company from their training in Georgia in 1942, recounting the achievements of the elite rifle company, which parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, spearheaded the Market-Garden and Rhine offensives, fought the Germans in Bastogne and the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden in 1945 during World War II.
Sergeant Thomas Highway is an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military and returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Highway's lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New Age concepts as "self-fulfillment." Finally, the men prove their mettle during the invasion of Grenada.