Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, The Pacific is an epic ten-part miniseries. The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines: Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge; across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
The Pacific is 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, and 'China Marine' by Eugene B. Sledge, as well as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.
01 - Part 1
The attack on Pearl Harbor leads Robert Leckie and John Basilone into combat; Eugene Sledge says goodbye to pal Sid Phillips.
02 - Part 2
The 1st and 7th Marines endure jungle hardships and a Japanese barrage in an attempt to retake a lost airfield in Guadalcanal.
03 - Part 3
On leave in Melbourne, Leckie finds romance, while Basilone receives a Medal of Honor…and orders to return home to the U.S.
04 - Part 4
As Sledge trains for combat in the U.S., Leckie and the 1st Marines combat the enemy and the elements in the jungles of New Britain.
05 - Part 5
While Basilone reluctantly plays the war hero at home, Sledge gets his first taste of combat on the island of Peleliu.
06 - Part 6
Sledge and Leckie battle oppressive heat and lack of water as the 1st Marines continue their assault on the Peleliu airfield.
07 - Part 7
The Marines secure their objective at the Battle of Peleliu, though not without great cost; Sledge veers to the edge of moral collapse.
08 - Part 8
Basilone returns to Camp Pendleton, where he courts fellow Marine Lena Riggi before shipping out to Iwo Jima.
09 - Part 9
Sledge and the 1st Marines relieve an embattled Army division in Okinawa, straining bodies and minds.
10 - Part 10
Leckie and Sledge adjust to life after war; Lena pays an emotional visit to Basilone’s hometown.