The Pacific

The Pacific

  • TV-MA
  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (100,624)

The television series The Pacific tells the story of The Pacific War, the actions of the United States Marine corps during the war. However, special focus was based on the experiences of three of the Marine Corps during the war. These three guys were Eugene Sledge who was a corporal, Robert Leckie and John Basilone the sergeant. They were in different military units within the first marine division. Stories about John Basildone and Eugene Sledge featured more in the series. The main cast members include Joseph Mazzello who played the role of Eugene Sledge, James Dale who featured as Robert Leckie as well as Jon Seda who featured as John Basilone. Also featuring were other cast members who were used to protray the experiences of senior officers during wars, the life and experiences of prisoners at war and also showed how naval aviation was developed. The Pacific was created by Bruce McKenna, who also served as the co producer of the series and worked closely with Stephen Ambrose who played the role of consultant. The series is somehow related to the Band of Brothers as they are both centered around the same idea. It was based on two autobiographies of United States Marines by Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, featuring popular battles between the United States marine and Japan. it covered everything from the beginning of the battle till the end and also covered how the marine corps returned home. The series took the form of miniseries, whereby the story was told in very few episodes and comprised of ten parts. It was produced by the joined collaboration of Tom hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman alongside 7Network, Sky Movies, HBO, Playtone, Warner Brothers and Dream Works. The series was broadcast in different countries and at different times of the day on stations such as Sky Movies, HBO, AXN and had a wide coverage by different channels as well. The series was well appreciated and got good ratings from film critics.

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Seasons
Home
10. Home
May 16, 2010
After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.
Okinawa
9. Okinawa
May 9, 2010
Sledge and the 1st Marine division battle in Okinawa for over a month when they are ordered to relieve another company to battle an extremely heavily defended Japanese position on the island. Civilians on the island cause many moral dilemmas and make things much more difficult for the marines.
Iwo Jima
8. Iwo Jima
May 2, 2010
Basilone persuades the Marines to allow him back into the ranks after becoming increasingly tired of selling war bonds. He enjoys a romance while stationed at Camp Pendleton with a female Marine called Lena Riggi. The two Marines know their time together will be short, as Basilone will soon ship out to Iwo Jima.
Peleliu Hills
7. Peleliu Hills
April 25, 2010
The battle continues against the extremely determined Japanese. Terrible acts of barbarism are conducted by both sides and Sledge questions his own moral compass after the loss of a leader. The Marines eventually secure Peleliu with the help of their newly christened 'Sledgehammer' and return to Pavuvu, changed men forever.
Peleliu Airfield
6. Peleliu Airfield
April 18, 2010
The Marines battle against heat and unclean water and try to take Peleliu airfield. They are met with heavy opposition. Leckie sees many of his comrades killed or injured.Leckie, injured himself is then evacuated off the island, contemplating the notion of retreating to fight another day.
Peleliu Landing
5. Peleliu Landing
April 11, 2010
Basilone travels the country selling war bonds as his celebrity increases. Sledge has finished his training and is now part of the 5th marines, 1st marine division and is reunited with his friend Phillips. Leckie also rejoins the company. The marines land on the heavily defended island of peleliu, where Sledge gets his first taste of combat against the Japanese.
Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika
4. Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika
April 4, 2010
Finally enlisted as a Marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other Marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realize that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.
Melbourne
3. Melbourne
March 28, 2010
Physically and mentally debilitated after the fourth-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell U.S. war bonds.
Basilone
2. Basilone
March 21, 2010
Back-up lands on Guadalcanal in the form of the 7th marines including Basilone to help defend the airfield. Basilone helps defend against a Japanese night raid, suffering a loss in the process. The marines, after four months of fighting enemies and disease are evacuated off the island.
Guadalcanal/Leckie
1. Guadalcanal/Leckie
March 14, 2010
In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific.
The Pacific
The Pacific

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The television series The Pacific tells the story of The Pacific War, the actions of the United States Marine corps during the war. However, special focus was based on the experiences of three of the Marine Corps during the war. These three guys were Eugene Sledge who was a corporal, Robert Leckie and John Basilone the sergeant. They were in different military units within the first marine division. Stories about John Basildone and Eugene Sledge featured more in the series.

The main cast members include Joseph Mazzello who played the role of Eugene Sledge, James Dale who featured as Robert Leckie as well as Jon Seda who featured as John Basilone. Also featuring were other cast members who were used to protray the experiences of senior officers during wars, the life and experiences of prisoners at war and also showed how naval aviation was developed.

The Pacific was created by Bruce McKenna, who also served as the co producer of the series and worked closely with Stephen Ambrose who played the role of consultant. The series is somehow related to the Band of Brothers as they are both centered around the same idea.

It was based on two autobiographies of United States Marines by Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie, featuring popular battles between the United States marine and Japan. it covered everything from the beginning of the battle till the end and also covered how the marine corps returned home.

The series took the form of miniseries, whereby the story was told in very few episodes and comprised of ten parts.

It was produced by the joined collaboration of Tom hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman alongside 7Network, Sky Movies, HBO, Playtone, Warner Brothers and Dream Works.

The series was broadcast in different countries and at different times of the day on stations such as Sky Movies, HBO, AXN and had a wide coverage by different channels as well.

The series was well appreciated and got good ratings from film critics.The Pacific is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 14, 2010.

The Pacific is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Pacific on demand at HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 14, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (100,624)