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.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)


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




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


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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When Lena and John Basilone are on the beach, Lena loses her hat in the ocean and says " my hat" In the Marines and Navy, it would have been called a "cover" and not refereed to as a hat. See more »


Merriell Shelton: [sees Eugene reading a letter and looking troubled] Eugene?
[he doesn't answer]
Merriell Shelton: Gene?
Eugene B. Sledge: [distantly] My dog died.
Merriell Shelton: [sits beside him] I'm sorry.
Eugene B. Sledge: He was a good dog.
Merriell Shelton: How old was he?
Eugene B. Sledge: Got him as a pup 'bout nine years ago, maybe ten.
Merriell Shelton: [studying Eugene's face] They say dogs live, what, seven years to every one of ours?
[Eugene doesn't say anything, and Snafu leans against his shoulder]
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With The Old Breed - End Title Theme From The Pacific
Composed by Blake Neely, Geoff Zanelli, Hans Zimmer
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a brutal but reflective piece
14 October 2020 | by chickenjacksonSee all my reviews

This episode enters even deeper into the horrors of war and man's inhumanity to man. the battle is not just without but within the troops and zooms in within Sledge himself. little cruelties have unforeseen consequences and are reflected back upon oneself. indeed who is the real enemy?

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9 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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