The Pacific (2010)
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Outmanned and with supplies low, Basilone and other marines on Guadacanal rally to repel superior Japanese forces.


David Nutter


Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Leckie (based in part on the book "Helmet for My Pillow") | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... PFC Robert Leckie
Joseph Mazzello ... PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
Jon Seda ... Sgt. John Basilone
Jon Bernthal ... Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez
Joshua Bitton ... Sgt. J.P. Morgan
Tom Budge ... PFC Ronnie Gibson
Josh Helman ... PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Ashton Holmes ... PFC Sidney Phillips
Ian Meadows ... Pvt. Cecil Evans
Henry Nixon ... 2nd Lt. Hugh Corrigan
Keith Nobbs ... PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
Conor O'Farrell ... Dr. Sledge
Jacob Pitts ... PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
William Sadler ... Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Akos Armont ... PFC Billie Joe Crumpton


By October 1942, the Marines on Guadalcanal are fighting hunger and the jungle as well as the Japanese. The arrival of an Army unit helps somewhat but the Marines realize just how under-equipped they are by comparison. The Japanese are reinforcing their troops with ease and the men are facing nightly attacks at Henderson Field. Sgt. John Basilone takes charge during a particularly powerful Japanese attack and is recommended for a medal. He loses a close friend however. Back home Eugene Sledge, no longer needing his father's permission to sign up, announces he is going to enlist in the Marines. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

21 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Around the 5:24 marker a soldier is shown with blood on his face, in the next shot a lot of the blood suddenly disappeared and one shot later it reappears. See more »


Dr. Sledge: The worst part about treating those combat boys from the Great War wasn't that they'd had their flesh torn - it was that they had had their souls torn out. I couldn't bear to look into your eyes one day and see no love there no spark no... no life. That would break my heart.
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References Pride of the Marines (1945) See more »


Written by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, and Geoff Zanelli
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A crucial character developing episode failed.
10 April 2019 | by kabukiindustriesSee all my reviews

The character development is atrocious so far. unfortunately a crucial episode that should have left the viewer with that -after the first battle feeling- a binding of individual personalities into a group of soldiers was just not there. This episode should have led the audience to sympathize and respect individuals they may not have felt commonality with. We would have felt the soldiers overcoming individual issues to band together as a cohesive unit to accomplish an impossible task leaving us with admiration and a desire to see them succeed.

Unfortunately, all I saw was cliche jocular humor before a battle in which I didn't even know who I was looking at most of the time or why I was supposed to care about them.

Still it had decent acting and cinematography.

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