The Pacific (2010)
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After arduous months in Guadalcanal, exhausted marines are given rest and recreation in Melbourne, where they find the girls friendly and the beer cold.


Jeremy Podeswa




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... PFC Robert Leckie
Joseph Mazzello ... PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello) (credit only)
Jon Seda ... Sgt. John Basilone
Joshua Bitton ... Sgt. J.P. Morgan
Tom Budge ... PFC Ronnie Gibson
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
Jacob Pitts ... PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
William Sadler ... Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Mama Karamanlis
Nick Farnell ... Thomas
Alex Ferguson Alex Ferguson ... Boy on Bike


After four months of combat on Guadalcanal, the 1st Marine Division is relieved and the men are transported to Melbourne, Australia. Shocked and befuddled by the heroes' welcome they receive, the men soon find that they are in something akin to paradise with plenty to eat, drink and an endless number of beautiful women to keep them company. Sid Phillips meets a young girl, Gwen, whose grandfather makes sure he understands the rules of behavior when it comes to his granddaughter. Bob Lechie meets Stella Karamanlis on a tram and is soon taken in by her family who see in him the son they never had. Bob and Stella are soon lovers but the war and the never-ending pall of death casts a shadow on their relationship. John Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and soon realizes that he can no longer act like he did before. He also has to leave his men when he's asked to return to the US to help sell War Bonds. Written by garykmcd

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PFC Robert Leckie: [strolling around drunk, he sees Stella getting onto a tram] Hey, beautiful!
[she smiles at him and the tram pulls away, and he runs after it]
PFC Sidney Phillips: Oh, what the hell's he doing? Where's that tram go?
Girl in Bar: That's the Preston line, he'll end up in Perth!
PFC Sidney Phillips: Oh, hey, hey Leckie, c'mon!
PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens: Leckie, what the hell!
[they chase after him]
PFC Robert Leckie: [on the tram, pushing his way between people] Excuse me, sir, ma'am, I apologize. Excuse me.
[he sees Stella and grins]
PFC Sidney Phillips: Hey, Leckie!
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References A Family Affair (1937) See more »


With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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Wrong Historical Information !!!
3 January 2016 | by leontief48See all my reviews

(the review is written by Mustafa Kemal TOKATLI from Turkey)

To the attention of HBO Producers, During the third episode of the television show "The Pacific" which started airing on March 14th, 2010 in the USA, the dialogue between Marine soldier Leckie and the Greek woman is in contradiction with historical facts and aims to offend Turkey in the eyes of the international community. This scene suggests that Turks have invaded and ransacked Izmir.

First and foremost, we believe that this dialogue has been intentionally included in the script:

1. Even though a dialogue like this is not present in one of the original books the movie is based on, "Helmet For My Pillow" written by Robert Leckie, Marine Leckie sadly listens to this alleged "invasion" and agrees in the show.

2. Although the movie describes WW2, Japan and the United States and the truth about the Pacific front in the 1940's; the audience is strangely left to see the story of a sacked Anatolian city in the 20's, which is total fiction.

Millions of people who don't know that Izmir was in fact invaded by the Greeks and have no idea about the history behind our country's struggle to become a free republic might think that Izmir was a Greek city and that it was invaded and sacked by the Turks. In fact, Izmir is a Turkish city where both Greeks and Turks live together and governed by Turkish states since the 14th century.

Izmir was invaded by the Greek army on May 15,1919; the city was besieged for 3 years, 3 months and 24 days by the Greeks and was saved by the national war waged by the Turkish people on September 9, 1922. In short, Izmir is not a Greek city that was sacked by the Turks, but rather a Turkish city that was sacked by the Greek government.

And when it comes to the great fire of Izmir, there are various theories. It is said that either the soldiers under Nurettin Pasha, fleeing Greeks or resisting Armenians might be responsible for the fire. In fact, there are some stories that suggest that the fire started in a cathedral where armory that belonged to resisting Armenians blew up. We would like to stress that it is not ethical to suggest statements in such a certain manner in a situation even when historians don't agree upon them.

This scene, which has apparently nothing to do with the entire concept of the show, looks like a clear case of lobbying. Once again, I would like to point out that this situation is blackening the independence struggle of a nation and wish that HBO would not be a mediator for misleading and provocative maneuvers such as this one.

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