Tom Hanks Archives
The Pacific

Character: Narrator
Directed by: Tim Van Patten, David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa, Graham Yost, Carl Franklin, Tony To
Written by: Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Schenkkan, Graham Yost, George Pelecanos, Larry Andries, Michelle Ashford
Other cast: James Badge Dale, Jon Seda, Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek
Premiere date: March 14, 2010
Episodes: 1x01, 1x03, 1x04, 1x05, 1x06, 1x09
Original airdate: "Guadalcanal/Leckie", "Melbourne", "Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika", "Peleliu Airfield", "Peleliu Hills", "Okinawa"

Based on the accounts of Marines in World War II, this 10-part miniseries follows the intertwined journeys of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater -- Pfcs. Robert Leckie and Eugene B. Sledge and Sgt. John Basilone -- from their first battle against Japan on Guadalcanal, across the sands of Iwo Jima and the horror of Okinawa, to their ultimately triumphant return after V-J Day. The producing team behind "The Pacific," including Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, also was behind HBO's award-winning miniseries "Band of Brothers."


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