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"The Pacific" Home (TV Episode 2010) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(2010)

Goofs

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Anachronisms 

When Leckie was "re-interviewing" for his old job at the Bergen Evening Record, he said he wanted to cover a high school football game between Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic. Bergen Catholic did not open until 1955, ten years after the war ended.
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Continuity 

The car Eugene Sledge is picked up with on arrival back home to Mobile has a different license plate number in the next scene arriving at his home.
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Factual errors 

At the Sledge family dinner when a soldier shows a nazi flag he says that he got it from Prague. The American army was never in Prague - it was liberated by the Red army.
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When John Basilone's wife Lena, who was also a Marine, visits John's family at the end of the war, there are no award ribbons on her jacket. As a minimum, she would have earned the American Campaign Medal for her service in the United States.
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When Bob Leicke was "re-interviewing" for his old job at the Bergen Evening Record, he said he wanted to cover a football game between Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic. Bergen Catholic High School opened on September 11, 1955 - 10 years after the surrender of the Japanese in Tokyo Bay. A better choice for script choice would have been Bob's own Parish High School, Saint Mary High School was founded in 1929 or St. Cecilia High School (Which has closed in 1986) where THE Vince Lombardi was the Head coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, NJ (1942-47).
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Revealing mistakes 

While Lena is visiting John Basilone's parents, she gives them John's Medal of Honor. But the medal's blue suspension ribbon lacks the 13 white stars in the center; the stars are part of the awards official design.
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After returning home, Eugene Sledge and his brother, an Army tank officer, are having a conversation outside their home. The brother wears the Distinguished Unit Citation ribbon, but it is incorrectly placed. He wears it along with his other ribbons over his left coat pocket, but it should be pinned over his right pocket.
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