The Pacific

Season 1 Episode 1

Guadalcanal/Leckie

8
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 2010 on HBO
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Directly following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Seargent John Basilone ships out to fight the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, and a young journalist called Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Sidney Phillips ships off to boot camp after saying farewell to his friend Eugene Sledge, who cannot go with him due to a heart murmur. Eight months later, Phillips and Leckie, having completed boot camp are sent to secure a airfield on Guadalcanal, and to help defend it against counterattack.moreless

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Henry Nixon

Henry Nixon

Lt Hugh 'Ivy League' Corrigan

Guest Star

Jon Seda

Jon Seda

John 'Manila' Basilone

Guest Star

Tom Budge

Tom Budge

PFC Ronnie Gibson

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Narrator

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Josh Helman

Josh Helman

Pfc. Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens

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Ashton Holmes

Ashton Holmes

Pfc. Sidney Phillips

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