The Pacific

TitleThe Pacific
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVan Patten, Tim, David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa, Graham Yost, Carl Franklin, and Tony To
Running Time540
Date Released03/2010
DistributorDream Works Television/Home Box Office (HBO)
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish

This epic miniseries follows the lives of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Through their experiences, viewers have a greater sense of the war's scale and contingency. It chronologically features battles in Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, and it follows the men home to explore their conflicted emotions after the war's end. 


James Badge Dale

Jon Seda

Joseph Mazzello

Ashton Holmes

William Sadler

Jon Bernthal

Jacob Pitts

Keith Nobbs

Josh Helman

Henry Nixon

Rami Malek 


Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman

Co-executive Produced by Tony To, Graham Yost, Eugene Kelly, and Bruce C. McKenna

Produced by Cherylanne Martin, Todd London, Steven Shareshian, and Tim Van Patten

Co-Produced by George Pelecanos and Robert Schenkkan 

Directed by Tim Van Patten, David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa, Graham Yost, Carl Franklin, and Tony To

Written by Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Schenkkan, Graham Yost, George Pelecanos, Larry Andries, and Michelle Ashford

Theme music composed by Hans Zimmer

Music by Geoff Zanelli and Blake Neely


War, Drama

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Based in part on the books “Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie and “With the Old Breed” by Eugene B. Sledge, with additional material from “Red Blood, Black Sand” by Chuck Tatum, "China Marine” by Eugene B. Sledge, and original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.

Ep. 1: Guadalcanal/Leckie

Ep. 2: Basilone

Ep. 3: Melbourne

Ep. 4: Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika

Ep. 5: Peleliu Landing

Ep. 6: Peleliu Airfield

Ep. 7: Peleliu Hills

Ep. 8: Iwo Jima

Ep. 9: Okinawa

Ep. 10: Home

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