The Pacific (2010)
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Peleliu Hills 

Sledge finds the carnage and death of his companions on Peleilu increasingly difficult to bear as Basilone continues his bond drive in the States.

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... PFC Robert Leckie (credit only)
Joseph Mazzello ... PFC Eugene Sledge
Jon Seda ... Sgt. John Basilone
Brendan Fletcher ... PFC Bill Leyden
Leon Ford ... 1st Lt. Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones (as Leon Willem Ford)
Scott Gibson ... Capt. Andrew Haldane
Josh Helman ... PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Rami Malek ... PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton
Martin McCann ... Cpl. R.V. Burgin
William Sadler ... Lt Col. Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Gary Sweet ... Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney
Dylan Young ... PFC Jay De L'eau
Sean Bunch Sean Bunch ... Scavenging Marine
Alex Gowdie Alex Gowdie ... Red Cross Girl
Richard Healy Richard Healy ... Lodge Speaker
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Storyline

Although they now control the airfield, the battle continues on Peleliu with the Marines trying to dislodge the Japanese from their hillside fortifications. The Japanese are well entrenched and are proving difficult to get at. Sledge continues to do his job well, but is profoundly shaken by the death and destruction all around him. All of the men are affected when one of their officers is killed. Back in the US, John Basilone is still making public appearances and selling war bonds. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

When the mortar squad hears the Japanese in the bunker, the mortar tube switches between having the cover on and not. See more »

Quotes

[after a particularly grueling encounter with a Japanese pillbox]
Cpl. R.V. Burgin: Why don't they just surrender?
PFC Eugene Sledge: 'Cause they're Japs.
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With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
(uncredited)
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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