The Pacific (2010)
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The 1st Marine Division fight a determined Japanese force on Okinawa who prefer death to surrender and are indifferent to the lives of Okinawan civilians.

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... PFC Robert Leckie (credit only)
Joseph Mazzello ... PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
Jon Seda ... Sgt. John Basilone (credit only)
Noel Fisher ... Pvt. Hamm
Brendan Fletcher ... PFC Bill Leyden
Rami Malek ... PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton
Martin McCann ... Sgt. R.V. Burgin
Nicholas Cooper Nicholas Cooper ... Army Officer
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ... 1st Lt. Thomas Stanley
Chris Foy ... Pvt. 'Kathy' Peck (as Christopher Foy)
Sam North Sam North ... Replacement Marine
Tiger Saito Tiger Saito ... 8-Year-Old Okinawan Boy
Kaoru Sato Kaoru Sato ... Old Dying Woman
Geordie Taylor Geordie Taylor ... Army Lieutenant
Shingo Usami ... Defiant Japanese Prisoner
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Storyline

The 1st Marine division is now on Okinawa and coming ever closer to defeating the enemy. The weather and the heat are still proving to be difficult but the physical conditions reflect their own mental state. Constant stress from never-ending fighting results in a variety of reactions from the men. For the first time, the men also have to deal with the presence of Japanese civilians, who are being given safe passage through the US lines to safety in the rear. They arrived on Okinawa on April 1, 1945 and in early August they hear that a special type of bomb has been dropped on Japan. Written by garykmcd

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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DreamWorks,HBO Films,Playtone See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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[Eugene and the others have been firing on an approaching group of enemies soldiers; he guns down a lone man after being told to cease fire]
2nd Lt. Mac: I told you to cease fire, what are you doing?
Eugene B. Sledge: [coldly] Killing Japs.
2nd Lt. Mac: You just gave away our goddamn position!
Eugene B. Sledge: I think they got a pretty good idea of where we are.
2nd Lt. Mac: I told you to cease fire, you're supposed to be observing - I see you with a goddamn sidearm!
Eugene B. Sledge: [yelling furiously] We're all sent here to kill Japs, weren't we? So what the hell difference does it ...
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With The Old Breed
Written by Hans Zimmer, Blake Neely, and Geoff Zanelli
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A horrific yet great episode
10 May 2010 | by CroniSee all my reviews

I had high hopes for this episode, and my prayers were answered, this episode was no doubt the most emotionally deep in the series.

Action well built in with emotion and suspense really did it for me, the torment we see the Japanese and "Okinawans" go through is truly heart breaking at times.

We see the new guys treated even more harshly than before, breaking points, high points its just a masterpiece.

I enjoyed this episode thoroughly very re-watchable.

If you are faint hearted this episode may not be for you

Probably the best episode of the series


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