The Pacific (2010)
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Peleliu Hills 

Sledge finds the carnage and death of his companions on Peleilu increasingly difficult to bear as Basilone continues his bond drive in the States.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
PFC Robert Leckie (credit only)
Sgt. John Basilone
PFC Bill Leyden
1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones (as Leon Willem Ford)
Scott Gibson ...
Capt. Andrew Haldane
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
PFC Jay De L'eau
Sean Bunch ...
Scavenging Marine
Alex Gowdie ...
Red Cross Girl
Richard Healy ...
Lodge Speaker


Although they now control the airfield, the battle continues on Peleliu with the Marines trying to dislodge the Japanese from their hillside fortifications. The Japanese are well entrenched and are proving difficult to get at. Sledge continues to do his job well, but is profoundly shaken by the death and destruction all around him. All of the men are affected when one of their officers is killed. Back in the US, John Basilone is still making public appearances and selling war bonds. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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When the cake is brought in during the scene with John Basilone, the flag has 15 stripes. See more »


[while looking through the ruins of a Japanese machine gun nest, Sledge notices one of the dead Japanese has gold teeth, and draws his kabar]
PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton: Whatcha doin', Sledgehammer?
PFC Eugene Sledge: Thought I'd buy me some Jap gold.
PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton: You don't want to do that!
PFC Eugene Sledge: Why not? I saw you do it.
[turns over the corpse]
PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton: Don't! You shouldn't do it.
PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton: Germs. Doc says all these dead Nips have germs.
PFC Eugene Sledge: Germs?
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Honor - Main Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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