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Against the Odds (2014– )

TV Series | Documentary

Amazingly well done documentary style series that utilizes interviews of the real men involved in extraordinary military conflict situations that, Against the Odds, lived to tell their story of heroism and resiliency. A great use of real ...See moreAmazingly well done documentary style series that utilizes interviews of the real men involved in extraordinary military conflict situations that, Against the Odds, lived to tell their story of heroism and resiliency. A great use of real world action clips from the battles themselves from all wars including WWII, Vietnam, Korea and Iraq. What some of these units of men went though to, in many cases, change the course of the wars is absolutely inspiring. Written by Robert Fargo See less
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Mar 3, 2014 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Blair Underwood
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Rob Lowe
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Joseph Alexander
Himself - Colonel, Marine Corps Historian Himself - Colonel, Marine Corps Historian   See fewer
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Mike Bajema
Himself - Commander, Team Bulldog, 1st-37th AR Himself - Commander, Team Bulldog, 1st-37th AR   See fewer
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Ian Blackstone
Himself - Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 2nd-6th INF Himself - Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 2nd-6th INF   See fewer
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Ron Christmas
5th / Himself - Hotel Company 2nd 5th / Himself - Hotel Company 2nd   See fewer
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Richard B. Cobb
5th / Himself - Golf Company 2nd 5th / Himself - Golf Company 2nd   See fewer
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Bob Creswell
Himself - 291st Technician 5th, Co Himself - 291st Technician 5th, Co   See fewer
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Anthony E. Deane
Himself - Commander, TF Conqueror, 1st-35th AR Himself - Commander, TF Conqueror, 1st-35th AR   See fewer
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Mike Downs
5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd 5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd   See fewer
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Amy Forsythe
Herself - SSgt., The Pentagon News Channel Herself - SSgt., The Pentagon News Channel   See fewer
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Francis E. Hurd
Himself - 291st Technician 5th, Co Himself - 291st Technician 5th, Co   See fewer
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John Ligato
1st / Himself - Alpha Company 1st 1st / Himself - Alpha Company 1st   See fewer
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Sean MacFarland
Himself - Col., Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division Himself - Col., Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division   See fewer
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James H. McCoy
5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd 5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd   See fewer
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Mike McCusker
Himself - Company Commander, Bravo Company, 1st-36th INF Himself - Company Commander, Bravo Company, 1st-36th INF   See fewer
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Jim Michaels
Himself - Author, 'A Chance in Hell' Himself - Author, 'A Chance in Hell'   See fewer
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Rod Paschall
Himself - Col. US Army (ret.), Editor-at-Large, MHQ Himself - Col. US Army (ret.), Editor-at-Large, MHQ   See fewer
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Patrick Rizzieri
Himself - 291st Squad Leader, Co. A Himself - 291st Squad Leader, Co. A   See fewer
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Perfecto Sanchez
Himself - Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 2nd-6th INF Himself - Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 2nd-6th INF   See fewer
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Jeff Shay
5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd 5th / Himself - Fox Company 2nd   See fewer
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Raymond B. Armer II
8 Cav., 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Commander, Alpha Co., 2 8 Cav., 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Commander, Alpha Co., 2   See fewer
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Justin Best
8th / Himself - Weapons PLT, 2nd Squad, 2nd Team Leader, Bravo 1st 8th / Himself - Weapons PLT, 2nd Squad, 2nd Team Leader, Bravo 1st   See fewer
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Demarcus Brown
Himself - USMC, KIA (April 8, 1982 - November 19, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (April 8, 1982 - November 19, 2004)   See fewer
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Dick Camp
Himself - Author, Last Man Standing 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu Himself - Author, Last Man Standing 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu   See fewer
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Walter L. Davidson
Himself - 'Doc', Combat Corpsman Himself - 'Doc', Combat Corpsman   See fewer
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Braswell D. Deen Jr.
Himself - Private 1st Class, Automatic Rifleman, Judge Himself - Private 1st Class, Automatic Rifleman, Judge   See fewer
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Jack E. Eddins
Himself - Light Mortar Crewman, 4th PLT, G. Co., 2nd BN, 120th IN, 30th ID Himself - Light Mortar Crewman, 4th PLT, G. Co., 2nd BN, 120th IN, 30th ID   See fewer
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Alwyn Featherston
Himself - Author, 'Battle for Mortain' Himself - Author, 'Battle for Mortain'   See fewer
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Dimitrios Gavriel
Himself - USMC, KIA (July 31, 1975 - November 19, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (July 31, 1975 - November 19, 2004)   See fewer
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Eric Goss
8th / Himself - 1st PLT, 3rd Squad Leader, Bravo 1st 8th / Himself - 1st PLT, 3rd Squad Leader, Bravo 1st   See fewer
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George K. Hobson
8, 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Commanding Officer, Charlie Co., 2 8, 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Commanding Officer, Charlie Co., 2   See fewer
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Jeffery Holmes
Himself - USMC, KIA (July 28, 1982 - November 25, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (July 28, 1982 - November 25, 2004)   See fewer
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Don Honis
Himself - 3rd Battalion, 29th Marines Himself - 3rd Battalion, 29th Marines   See fewer
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David Houck
Himself - USMC, KIA (October 10, 1979 - November 26, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (October 10, 1979 - November 26, 2004)   See fewer
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Jack W. Houston
Himself - 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marines Himself - 2nd Battalion, 22nd Marines   See fewer
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Antone Jaber Jr.
Himself - 1st Mortar Gunner, 3rd Mortar Squad, Weapons PLT, E Co., 120th IN, 30th ID Himself - 1st Mortar Gunner, 3rd Mortar Squad, Weapons PLT, E Co., 120th IN, 30th ID   See fewer
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R.J. Jimenez
Himself - USMC, KIA (June 28, 1983 - November 10, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (June 28, 1983 - November 10, 2004)   See fewer
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George Koskimaki
Himself - Radioman, 101st Airborne Himself - Radioman, 101st Airborne   See fewer
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James E. Livingston
Himself - Captain, Commanding Officer, Echo Company Himself - Captain, Commanding Officer, Echo Company   See fewer
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Josh Lucas
Voice of Eugene Sledge Voice of Eugene Sledge   See fewer
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Joshua E. Lucero
Himself - USMC, KIA (May 30, 1985 - November 27, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (May 30, 1985 - November 27, 2004)   See fewer
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Gentian Marku
Himself - USMC, KIA (September 17, 1982 - November 25, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (September 17, 1982 - November 25, 2004)   See fewer
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William L. Miller
Himself - USMC, KIA (November 24, 1981 - November 15, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (November 24, 1981 - November 15, 2004)   See fewer
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Bob Noody
Himself - Squad Leader, Fox Company Himself - Squad Leader, Fox Company   See fewer
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Bradley L. Parker
Himself - USMC, KIA (July 22, 1985 - November 15, 2004) Himself - USMC, KIA (July 22, 1985 - November 15, 2004)   See fewer
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Art Petersen
Himself - Machine Gunner, Fox Company Himself - Machine Gunner, Fox Company   See fewer
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Bill Pierce
Himself - 3rd Battalion, 29th Marines Himself - 3rd Battalion, 29th Marines   See fewer
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John Poindexter
Himself - Commander, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR Himself - Commander, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th ACR   See fewer
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Terry Poyser
Himself - Co-Author, Fighting Fox Company Himself - Co-Author, Fighting Fox Company   See fewer
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Herb Rockwell
Himself - Assistant Platoon Leader, Fox Company Himself - Assistant Platoon Leader, Fox Company   See fewer
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James W. Rogers
Himself - Leader, 1st Squad, Echo Company Himself - Leader, 1st Squad, Echo Company   See fewer
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Henry Sledge
Himself - Son, of E.B. 'Sledgehammer' Sledge Himself - Son, of E.B. 'Sledgehammer' Sledge   See fewer
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Raymond Tarr
Himself - Sheridan Tank Loader, Alpha Troop, 11th ACR Himself - Sheridan Tank Loader, Alpha Troop, 11th ACR   See fewer
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Vic Taylor
Acting CO, Hotel Company / Himself - Platoon Leader Acting CO, Hotel Company / Himself - Platoon Leader   See fewer
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Frank W. Towers
Himself - Liaison Officer, M Co., 120th IN, 30th ID Himself - Liaison Officer, M Co., 120th IN, 30th ID   See fewer
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Brad Watson
Himself - Scout Sniper Team Leader Himself - Scout Sniper Team Leader   See fewer
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William Weise
Himself - LTC., Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team, 2d Bn, 4th Marines Himself - LTC., Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team, 2d Bn, 4th Marines   See fewer
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Bing West
Himself - Author, No True Glory Himself - Author, No True Glory   See fewer
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Dick Whitaker
Himself - 2nd Battalion, 29th Marines Himself - 2nd Battalion, 29th Marines   See fewer
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Christopher Wilkens
8th / Himself - 3rd PLT Leader, Bravo 1st 8th / Himself - 3rd PLT Leader, Bravo 1st   See fewer
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Steve Wilson
Himself - Radio Operator, 3rd Platoon, Echo Company Himself - Radio Operator, 3rd Platoon, Echo Company   See fewer
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Ken Woodward
8, 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Rifleman / RTO, Charlie Co., 2 8, 1st Cav. Div. / Himself - Rifleman / RTO, Charlie Co., 2   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 33 votes