The Pacific (2010)
4 user 7 critic


Veteran Sergeant John Basilone ships out soon after Pearl Harbor for Guadalcanal while other young enlistees are sent to boot camp.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)


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 ... 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
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Mary Frank Sledge
Caroline Dhavernas ... Vera Keller
Josh Helman ... PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Ashton Holmes ... PFC Sidney Phillips
Toby Leonard Moore ... Sgt. Stone
Henry Nixon ... 2nd Lt. Hugh Corrigan
Keith Nobbs ... PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
Conor O'Farrell ... Dr. Sledge
Jacob Pitts ... PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith




Directly following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Sgt. Jon Basilone ships out to fight the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, and young journalist, Robert Leckie, enlists in the Marine Corps. Sidney Phillips ships off to boot camp after saying farewell to his friend Eugene Sledge, who cannot go with him due to a heart murmur. Eight months later, Phillips and Leckie have completed boot camp and are sent to secure an airfield on Guadalcanal, and defend it against counterattack. Written by David Fuller

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


William Sadler previously played Caroline Dhavernas's father in Wonderfalls (2004). See more »


When Colonel Fuller is addressing the NCOs, the map shows Iceland as being conquered by the Nazis. Iceland was never conquered by the Nazis. See more »


PFC Robert Leckie: Wanna know why we're here?
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens: Mm-hmm.
PFC Robert Leckie: [thinking for a while] Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws. And asks no omen but his country's cause.
See more »


Version of Guadalcanal Diary (1943) See more »


Honor - Main Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
See more »

User Reviews

I hope this isn't a tale of things to come.
10 April 2019 | by kabukiindustriesSee all my reviews

Nothing original or interesting here. Setting up individual character development rather than group development. Might as well have been the first 15 minutes of any terrible war movie.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Release Date:

14 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed