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.

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Jeremy Podeswa
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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
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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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USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

28 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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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Connections

References A Family Affair (1937) See more »

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With The Old Breed
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Written by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, and Geoff Zanelli
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Why should we care about how one or two soldiers fell in love with women in a bloody war!!!
2 June 2010 | by dhainaziSee all my reviews

My rating is for this episode and episode 8.

Okay, despite all the good bits that I will like to say about the miniseries "The Pacific", I just couldn't stand two episode in this show, which are E03 & E08. Why the heck did either the screenplay writer or the director as well as the producers find it interesting to put so many sex scenes in a movie that was suppose to present a bloody HELL in the war? And why should the personal "romance" of John Basilone take almost an entire episode?? Why did the producers think the audiences who are paying their respect to that part of history and to those who sacrificed tremendously should care about some marines' love story? Honestly, I don't get it! I think it is ridiculous that almost 90 out of 540 minutes in this series contributed to that kind of stuff. E01 and E10 are not very good as well. They could have dug much deeper rather than showing, yes again, some "romance"!

But there are very good stuff in this series, things that are subtle yet touching. After watching Band of Brothers, I was touched deeply by the fraternity in a war. I had my admiration for some of the main characters in BOB. After watching this series, all I want to say is that there is no glory in this war or any war, and the only difference between wars is which one is more ugly and more devastating.


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