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The Pacific 

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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.
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2010  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
James Badge Dale ...  PFC Robert Leckie 10 episodes, 2010
Joseph Mazzello ...  PFC Eugene Sledge / ... 10 episodes, 2010
Jon Seda ...  Sgt. John Basilone 10 episodes, 2010
Ashton Holmes ...  PFC Sidney Phillips 7 episodes, 2010
Josh Helman ...  PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens 6 episodes, 2010
Rami Malek ...  PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton 6 episodes, 2010
Martin McCann ...  Cpl. R.V. Burgin / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Keith Nobbs ...  PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley 6 episodes, 2010
Toby Leonard Moore ...  2nd Lt. Stone / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Tom Hanks ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2010
David Ludlow ...  Pvt. Lil'One 6 episodes, 2010
Jacob Pitts ...  PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith 5 episodes, 2010
Nathin Butler ...  Private Young 5 episodes, 2010
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The Pacific follows the lives of a U.S Marine Corps squad during the campaign within the Pacific against the Japanese Empire during WW2. Made by the creators of Band of Brothers, it follows a similar line of thought to outline the hardships of the common man during war. The Pacific is in parts a fast paced war series that can be enjoyed by action lovers whilst containing a more sensitive side when projecting the relationships (brotherhood) of Marines on the battlefield. Where The Pacific takes a new direction from its "older brother" is in its depiction of the lives of soldiers who were picked to return home to increase the sales of war bonds. In doing this it also depicts the life cycle of returned soldiers from initial joy to the eventual feeling of regret and to a certain extent shame felt by soldiers wanting to return to the war in service of either their comrades or nation. Written by TgRegensse

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Hell was an ocean away.


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled World War II Pacific Theater Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Lara, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)
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DreamWorks,HBO Films,Playtone See more »
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(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Though the final battle on Guadalcanal is very accurate, some details are left out. First, the battle last for nearly 3 days, and ammunition did run out. John Basilone was also seen killing Japanese soldiers with a machete. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series Marines are heard referring to people as AWOL (Absent Without Leave). This is an Army term. Marines or Sailors would always say UA (Unauthorized Absence). See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Sacrifice (2013) See more »

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Sledge's Humanity
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Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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A good starting point for what is sure to be a great series.
20 March 2010 | by wil327See all my reviews

After watching the first episode of "The Pacific" I have to say I was gripped. Now, it is important to realize one major thing about this series as compared to "Band of Brothers". This is bases on the real life memoirs of only three Marines who served in the Pacific Theather of the war, while "Band of Brothers" was based upon Stephen Ambrose's account of a whole company of soldiers.

This series definitely feels different in terms of the storytelling as it centers on a few select Marines as opposed to a company of them. So far, I definitely see the difference in the way this story is told from a perspective point of view. It feel somewhat more personal because of how closely it follows those Marines, which is as it should be given the source material.

As a historian, I am excited to see the events of the Pacific Campaign chronicled on screen by the team behind "Band of Brothers". They have done such a remarkable job on the first series, that it is almost a complete documentary as well as an outstanding mini-series. I can already see the seeds of the same thing happening with this mini-series as happened with "Band of Brothers".

As for the few down notes, which I will admit there were, they seem to be limited to quick story jumps (i.e. the night attack and morning after scene followed by the reinforcements marching past in the next scene). The introduction to the characters also felt a bit rushed, I think maybe focusing the entire episode on them like was done with the Camp Toccoa training in Band of Brothers. However, the episode moved quickly and was over before I knew it.

For now, those of us that watched "Band of Brothers" know one thing for certain, we were spoiled by that series, which is possibly the best mini-series of all time, "The Pacific" has the best possible team working on it and is a worthy successor to it's European Front sibling.


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