The Pacific: Season 1, Episode 3

Melbourne (28 Mar. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 1,032 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 5 critic

After arduous months in Guadalcanal, exhausted marines are given rest and recreation in Melbourne, where they find the girls friendly and the beer cold.


0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 235 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
a list of 26 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 19 Apr 2014
a list of 97 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 3259 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Melbourne" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Melbourne (28 Mar 2010)

Melbourne (28 Mar 2010) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Pacific.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 10 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello) (credit only)
Zoe Carides ...
Mama Karamanlis
Alex Ferguson ...
Boy on Bike


After four months of combat on Guadalcanal, the 1st Marine Division is relieved and the men are transported to Melbourne, Australia. Shocked and befuddled by the heroes' welcome they receive, the men soon find that they are in something akin to paradise with plenty to eat, drink and an endless number of beautiful women to keep them company. Sid Phillips meets a young girl, Gwen, whose grandfather makes sure he understands the rules of behavior when it comes to his granddaughter. Bob Lechie meets Stella Karamanlis on a tram and is soon taken in by her family who see in him the son they never had. Bob and Stella are soon lovers but the war and the never-ending pall of death casts a shadow on their relationship. John Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and soon realizes that he can no longer act like he did before. He also has to leave his men when he's asked to return to the US to help sell War Bonds. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

28 March 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


PFC Robert Leckie: [strolling around drunk, he sees Stella getting onto a tram] Hey, beautiful!
[she smiles at him and the tram pulls away, and he runs after it]
PFC Sidney Phillips: Oh, what the hell's he doing? Where's that tram go?
Girl in Bar: That's the Preston line, he'll end up in Perth!
PFC Sidney Phillips: Oh, hey, hey Leckie, c'mon!
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens: Leckie, what the hell!
[they chase after him]
PFC Robert Leckie: [on the tram, pushing his way between people] Excuse me, sir, ma'am, I apologize. Excuse me.
[he sees Stella and grins]
PFC Sidney Phillips: Hey, Leckie!
See more »


References A Family Affair (1937) See more »


Traditional military bugle call
Played by marine bugler
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Way too many side stories!
10 May 2010 | by (Cambridge, ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

The concept of covering the time in which the soldiers stayed over in Melbourne seemed appropriate to me to provide a bit of a break to the viewer. However it goes beyond reason as to why the entire episode is devoted to side stories which could really have been covered off in quick fashion over a 15-20 minute segment. It was disappointing to see what appeared to be a "soap opera" style episode stuck in what was advertised as another war film.

I am not in a position to determine the veracity of such stories, but sufficeth to say, that this episode was painful to watch ... time dragged on and yet before I knew it, it was over with very little to show for it. BOB managed to include a few side stories including the usual drinking, bars, women, etc., but it was done amist episodes which carried more punch. In none of those was the main storyline about the side story of soldiers.

I believe the only shots fired in this episode where at the cows from the passing trains which carried the service men back to combat.

9 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Weapons wpcoop2000
After watching The Pacific, I felt BOB glamorized WW2 kingbiscut33
Anyone else have PTSD after watching this? xenoragnarok2012
Retrospective leonglapgong
The Pacific - The Thin Red Line minus the insightful thoughts Vega_Lyra
German 'Band of Brothers/Pacific' series out now! thomas-486-192039
Discuss Melbourne (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: