The Pacific (2010)
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Outmanned and with supplies low, Basilone and other marines on Guadacanal rally to repel superior Japanese forces.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
PFC Robert Leckie
PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
Sgt. J.P. Morgan
PFC Ronnie Gibson
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
PFC Sidney Phillips
Pvt. Cecil Evans
2nd Lt. Hugh Corrigan
PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
PFC Billie Joe Crumpton


By October 1942, the Marines on Guadalcanal are fighting hunger and the jungle as well as the Japanese. The arrival of an Army unit helps somewhat but the Marines realize just how under-equipped they are by comparison. The Japanese are reinforcing their troops with ease and the men are facing nightly attacks at Henderson Field. Sgt. John Basilone takes charge during a particularly powerful Japanese attack and is recommended for a medal. He loses a close friend however. Back home Eugene Sledge, no longer needing his father's permission to sign up, announces he is going to enlist in the Marines. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 March 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the start of the first episode, an officer gives a speech to NCOs. Behind the officer is a large map of the world showing those parts in red under German and Japanese control. The map clearly shows Iceland in red with a swastika nearby. Iceland was neutral during the war and was invaded by Britain in May 1940 and later occupied by the USA. Iceland was never under German control. See more »


Dr. Sledge: The worst part about treating those combat boys from the Great War wasn't that they'd had their flesh torn - it was that they had had their souls torn out. I couldn't bear to look into your eyes one day and see no love there no spark no... no life. That would break my heart.
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References Pride of the Marines (1945) See more »


Honor - Main Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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Nice one, but something is REALLY missing...
25 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

I was really waiting for the second episode of "The Pacific". The first one, "Guadalcanal/Leckie" was really good. In this one, we have good cinematography, good job from director, again, good acting. But the problem is that (still) we don't have something, that made "Band of Brothers" unforgettable. I think, the thing that this show doesn't have, is a great characters development. After the second episode, i still don't really care about the characters, i can't even tell their names. This episode has a good moments, but i'm not going to wait for the third episode THAT much.

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