The 1st Marine Division fight a determined Japanese force on Okinawa who prefer death to surrender and are indifferent to the lives of Okinawan civilians.

Director:

(as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

(as Bruce McKenna), (based in part on the book "Helmet for My Pillow") | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
PFC Robert Leckie (credit only)
...
PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
...
Sgt. John Basilone (credit only)
...
...
...
...
Nicholas Cooper ...
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ...
Chris Foy ...
Pvt. 'Kathy' Peck (as Christopher Foy)
Sam North ...
Tiger Saito ...
Kaoru Sato ...
Geordie Taylor ...
...
Edit

Storyline

The 1st Marine division is now on Okinawa and coming ever closer to defeating the enemy. The weather and the heat are still proving to be difficult but the physical conditions reflect their own mental state. Constant stress from never-ending fighting results in a variety of reactions from the men. For the first time, the men also have to deal with the presence of Japanese civilians, who are being given safe passage through the US lines to safety in the rear. They arrived on Okinawa on April 1, 1945 and in early August they hear that a special type of bomb has been dropped on Japan. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Release Date:

9 May 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(dvd release)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Merriell Shelton: The only thing that matters up here is killing Japs.
See more »

Soundtracks

With The Old Breed
Written by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, and Geoff Zanelli
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Okinawa merits thumbs up
9 May 2010 | by (Cambridge, ON, Canada) – See all my reviews

At long last we are treated to an episode worthy of being remembered. This episode dealt with many of the key ingredients necessary to make a viewer want to see it over and over. While episode 8 (Iwo Jima) will soon be forgotten in mind as one of the most disappointing ones of the whole series, this one provided a true emotional ride through the horror and moral struggles which Americans faced in Okinawa. The pain and discomfort of the rain, mud, and generally uncomfortable conditions came through the screen into our living rooms. Several scenes provided a glimpse of the frustration and moral decay which these soldiers faced ... it was not a feel good episode, but it should not have been. It was what it should have been, and for one of only a few episodes, I would see this one a few more times to truly appreciate it.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Which scene really got to you? michaelhoulihan-30566
After watching The Pacific, I felt BOB glamorized WW2 kingbiscut33
Retrospective leonglapgong
Weapons wpcoop2000
German 'Band of Brothers/Pacific' series out now! DruggieRagnar
Anyone else have PTSD after watching this? xenoragnarok2012
Discuss Okinawa (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page