The Pacific (2010)
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Peleliu Landing 

Basilone's fame keeps him in the U.S. selling war bonds, Leckie rejoins his company, and Sledge is reunited with Phillips in Pavuvu.


Carl Franklin
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Badge Dale ... PFC Robert Leckie
Joseph Mazzello ... PFC Eugene Sledge (as Joe Mazzello)
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
Ashton Holmes ... PFC Sidney Phillips
Rami Malek ... PFC Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton
Martin McCann ... Cpl. R.V. Burgin
Keith Nobbs ... PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
Jacob Pitts ... PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
Gary Sweet ... Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney
Anna Torv ... Virginia Grey
Dylan Young ... PFC Jay De L'Eau


Gentle-natured, fragile PFC Eugene Sledge arrives on rats and crabs-infested Pavuvu fresh from boot-camp, where hazing-minded Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton gives him a rude welcome to the mortar unit, which is bitterly disappointed not to get another Australian shore leave. Meanwhile Basilone leads the empty life of spoiled Hollywood star, while his brother George leaves for the front. Eugene's joy over being reunited with mates from home is cut short as Sidney Phillips eagerly packs to travel back home, but Leckie, who rejoined, is pleased his 'library' finally has an avid reader, albeit not an atheist like him. While the land on coral Peleliu, strategically close to the Philippines, Eugene crumbles under heavy Japanse fire, but the Marines pull trough, despite heavy losses, and the real fight for the air base is till to come. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

11 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite both being two main leads, this episode is the only time when Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge actually meet. See more »


Throughout the mini series Elmo Haney was referred to as "Gunny" However the rank insignia on his uniform was that of a Staff Sergeant. See more »


PFC Robert Leckie: [in Leckie's 'library,' he sees Sledge picking up a Bible and chuckles] Now that explains it. You're a believer.
Eugene B. Sledge: Yes.
PFC Robert Leckie: OK, question: God created everything, right? The heavens, seven seas, Marine Corps...
[gestures to the sleeping Runner]
PFC Robert Leckie: Sleeping Beauty there...
Eugene B. Sledge: [chuckles] Even him.
PFC Robert Leckie: Land crabs, rats, mosquitoes...
Eugene B. Sledge: Mosquito's a little tough to understand, I guess.
PFC Robert Leckie: God created Japs too, right?
[Eugene's smile fades]
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Features For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) See more »


Written by Duke Ellington, Edgar De Lange (as Eddie De Lange), and Irving Mills
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Getting better ...ish
10 April 2019 | by kabukiindustriesSee all my reviews

Too bad it's more than halfway through the series, but, it's finally coming together into a six.

The first half of this episode drops these points big time with it's haze the new guy BS and the look how well the veterans have adapted to the tropics by cutting the sleeves off their shirts crap.

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