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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.
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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 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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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Trying to avoid the long shooting and production process of Band of brothers (2001), which took several years, The Pacific had several units shooting episodes at the same time all over 2009. See more »

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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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Its Lack of Character Development makes sense.
24 May 2010 | by socceralex16See all my reviews

Overall this show is not bad. Id even say it is good considering. But is it great, no. The main problem this show had was character development which many of these other reviews point out. But you must understand why. In Band of Brothers (BOB), most of the soldiers were alive during filming, and remembered so much that they were able to give detailed descriptions of themselves and their friends fallen in battle. This series didn't have that luxury. Only 3 men depicted were still alive during filming. That makes it very hard to portray individuals accurately with no one able to recall how they acted. So instead, understandably, they went in a different direction and focused on the war. Of the 10 episodes, 9 had major battle sequences. BOB had only 7 episodes with such battles. 6 if you take away episode 6 Bastogne as it focuses on Doc Rowe and his problems getting medical supplies and the hellish cold those men went through. Not to mention the entire first episode of BOB was all boot camp for that much needed character development. In The Pacific, the first time you see the soldiers together its as they are shipping out for battle. I wont go on and on like some, but basically if you go in not expecting to care for the characters and to enjoy the reenactments of the battles you will like it. But if your a true critic, it will be only good at best. And thats to bad. Of course rumors are already circling for a 3rd installment focusing on Africa. Wonder if that will happen.


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