The Pacific

The Pacific

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From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'--comes this epic 10-part miniseries, based on the true stories of three World War II Marines. From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'(R)--comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII. Focusing on the intertwined odyssey of Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), 'The Pacific' follows these heroic men and their brothers-in-arms through the first battle on Guadalcanal in 1942, into the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and, finally, to their triumphant but uneasy return home.
From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'--comes this epic 10-part miniseries, based on the true stories of three World War II Marines. From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'(R)--comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII. Focusing on the intertwined odyssey of Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), 'The Pacific' follows these heroic men and their brothers-in-arms through the first battle on Guadalcanal in 1942, into the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and, finally, to their triumphant but uneasy return home.

Season 1 (10 episodes)

  • 1. Part One

    Original air date: 03/14/2010 Runtime: 52:04 min.

    Original air date: 03/14/2010 Runtime: 52:04 min. In the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists as a Marine. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist due to a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend.

  • 2. Part Two

    Original air date: 03/21/2010 Runtime: 50:17 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2010 Runtime: 50:17 min. Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce Leckie and the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they defend the crucial airstrip. Basilone plays a key role in repelling a nighttime Japanese attack, but suffers a frightful loss.

  • 3. Part Three

    Original air date: 03/28/2010 Runtime: 56:18 min.

    Original air date: 03/28/2010 Runtime: 56:18 min. Debilitated after Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell U.S. war bonds.

  • 4. Part Four

    Original air date: 04/04/2010 Runtime: 51:06 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2010 Runtime: 51:06 min. Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. Later, while stationed on the island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat.

  • 5. Part Five

    Original air date: 04/11/2010 Runtime: 49:07 min.

    Original air date: 04/11/2010 Runtime: 49:07 min. Basilone's celebrity grows as he goes cross-country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as 1st Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance on Peleliu.

  • 6. Part Six

    Original air date: 04/18/2010 Runtime: 49:40 min.

    Original air date: 04/18/2010 Runtime: 49:40 min. Despite the suffocating heat and a lack of clean water, Sledge, Leckie and other Marines confront the highly-fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive.

  • 7. Part Seven

    Original air date: 04/25/2010 Runtime: 50:34 min.

    Original air date: 04/25/2010 Runtime: 50:34 min. The Marines continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse.

  • 8. Part Eight

    Original air date: 05/02/2010 Runtime: 56:14 min.

    Original air date: 05/02/2010 Runtime: 56:14 min. An increasingly frustrated Basilone convinces the Marines to allow him to train troops headed for combat. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, he enjoys a whirlwind romance with an initially reluctant female Marine.

  • 9. Part Nine

    Original air date: 05/09/2010 Runtime: 57:45 min.

    Original air date: 05/09/2010 Runtime: 57:45 min. After battling on Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an Army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island.

  • 10. Part Ten

    Original air date: 05/16/2010 Runtime: 61:02 min.

    Original air date: 05/16/2010 Runtime: 61:02 min. (Miniseries Finale). After the Japanese surrender, Leckie and Sledge return home and attempt to adjust to life after war. Meanwhile, Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family.