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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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Cast

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 ahmetkozan

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Hell was an ocean away.


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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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Runtime:

(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 lasted for nearly 3 days, and ammunition did run out. John Basilone was also seen killing Japanese soldiers with a machete. See more »

Goofs

Although the Marines are correctly shown using Springfield rifles in Guadalcanal, the model shown is the 1903-A3. The Marines actually used the earlier 1903 Model as distinguished by its different rear sight. See more »

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Referenced in ANZAC Girls: Production Design (2014) See more »

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Honor (For Oboe And Strings)
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Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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Well worth the time
4 September 2010 | by gezmekSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this series very much and can see why there has been so many comparisons with Band Of Brothers. My observation is that in The Pacific many of the characters lack depth and development. The result was that I cared less when ill befell them than I did in Band of Brothers. I think that the first episode could have contained a lot more time letting us get to know the characters better before throwing them into battle.

The battle scenes were done very well and played very realistically. All in all HBO has done it again. Without the HBO and Showtime I think that US grown TV drama would be pretty thin on the ground. The Pacific is well worth the time.


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