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HBO MINISERIES PRESENTS THE PACIFIC, AN EPIC TEN-PART EVENT, A PLAYTONE AND DREAMWORKS PRODUCTION, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TOM HANKS, STEVEN SPIELBERG AND GARY GOETZMAN, AND STARRING JAMES BADGE DALE, JOE MAZZELLO AND JON SEDA

BASED ON THE TRUE STORIES OF MARINES IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WORLD WAR II, EXCLUSIVE HBO PRESENTATION DEBUTS MARCH 14

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Directed By Carl Franklin, David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa, Tony To, Tim Van Patten And Graham Yost;
Written By Laurence Andries, Michelle Ashford, Bruce C. McKenna, George Pelecanos, Robert Schenkkan And Graham Yost

The epic ten-part miniseries eventuality THE PACIFIC, formed upon the loyal stories of World War II Marines, debuts with Part One upon SUNDAY, MARCH fourteen (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other parts debuting upon uninterrupted Sundays during the same time through May 16.

The HBO Miniseries display of the Playtone as good as DreamWorks prolongation is executive constructed by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg as good as Gary Goetzman, the producing team behind the Emmy Award-winning as good as Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Hanks as good as Goetzman also executive constructed the HBO miniseries John Adams, that won the record-breaking thirteen Emmys in 2008.

THE PACIFIC tracks the intertwined real-life journeys of 3 U.S. Marines Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) as good as John Basilone (Jon Seda) opposite the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these group as good as their associate Marines from their initial conflict with the Japanese upon Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester as good a! s the st rongholds of Peleliu, opposite the bloody sands of Iwo Jima as good as through the horror of Okinawa, as good as finally to their triumphant though uneasy lapse home after V-J Day.

The miniseries is formed in part upon the books Helmet for My Pillow, by Robert Leckie, as good as With the Old Breed, by Eugene B. Sledge, with the single some-more element from Red Blood, Black Sand, by Chuck Tatum, as good as China Marine, by Eugene B. Sledge, as good as original interviews conducted by the filmmakers.

THE PACIFIC is an HBO Miniseries display of the Playtone as good as DreamWorks Production; executive producers, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman; co-executive producers, Tony To, Eugene Kelly, Graham Yost, Bruce C. McKenna; producers, Cherylanne Martin, Todd London, Steven Shareshian; co-producers, Robert Schenkkan, George Pelecanos, Michelle Ashford; supervising producer, Tim Van Patten; directors of photography, Remi Adefarasin, BSC as good as Stephen Windon, ACS; prolongation designer, Anthony Pratt; song by Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli as good as Blake Neely; song supervisors, Evyen J Klean, Deva Anderson; casting, Meg Liberman, CSA, Cami Patton, CSA, Christine King; editors, Alan Cody, A.C.E., Edward A. Warschilka, Marta Evry, A.C.E.; visible effects supervisor, John E. Sullivan; special effects supervisor, Joss Williams; dress designer, Penny Rose; historical consultant, Hugh Ambrose; senior military advisor, Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.). HBO Miniseries president Kary Antholis is the executive in charge of the production.

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Parts One, Seven as good as Nine have been destined by Tim Van Patten (HBOs The Sopranos); Part Two is destined by David Nutter (HBOs Entourage); Parts Three as good as Ten have been destined by Jeremy Podeswa (HBOs Six Feet Under); Part Four is destined by Graham Yost (HBOs Band of Brothers); Part ! Five is destined by Carl Franklin (Devil in the Blue Dress); Part Six is destined by Tony To (HBOs Band of Brothers); as good as Part Eight is destined by David Nutter/Jeremy Podeswa.

Parts One, Two, Seven as good as Nine have been created by Bruce C. McKenna (HBOs Band of Brothers); Part Three is created by George Pelecanos (HBOs The Wire) as good as Michelle Ashford (HBOs John Adams); Part Four is created by Robert Schenkkan (The Quiet American) as good as Graham Yost; Part Five is created by Laurence Andries (HBOs Six Feet Under) as good as Bruce C. McKenna; Part Six is created by Bruce C. McKenna as good as Laurence Andries as good as Robert Schenkkan; Part Eight is created by Robert Schenkkan as good as Michelle Ashford; as good as Part Ten is created by Bruce C. McKenna as good as Robert Schenkkan.

In addition to James Badge Dale (Rubicon), Joe Mazzello (The Sensation of Sight) as good as Jon Seda (Close to Home), actors featured in THE PACIFIC embody (in alphabetical order): Jon Bernthal (Eastwick), Joshua Bitton (National Treasure), Dwight Braswell, Betty Buckley (HBOs Oz), Tom Budge (Last Train to Freo), Josh Close (The Unusuals), Nate Corddry (United States of Tara), Matt Craven (Public Enemies), Linda Cropper (McLeods Daughters), Caroline Dhavernas (Breach), Noel Fisher (The Riches), Brendan Fletcher (88 Minutes), Leon Willem Ford (HBOs Tsunami: The Aftermath), Scott Gibson (Breach), Josh Helman (McLeods Daughters), Ashton Holmes (Smart People), Brandon Keener (Hes Just Not That Into You), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Rami Malek (Night during the Museum), Martin McCann (Closing the Ring), Ian Meadows (Home as good as Away), Toby Leonard Moore (Dollhouse), Henry Nixon (The Black Balloon), Keith Nobbs (The Black Donnellys), Conor OFarrell (C.S.I.), Annie Parisse (Law & Order), Jacob Pitts (21), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), Gary Sweet (Police Rescue), Anna Torv (Fringe), Claire outpost der Boom (Rush) as good as Dylan Young (Canal Road).

Prin! cipal ph otography for THE PACIFIC was completed upon place in Australias Far North Queensland as good as Victoria over the ten-month period beginning in Aug 2007.

ABOUT THE STORY
On Dec. 8, 1941, only over twenty-four hours after the Japanese warn conflict upon the U.S. Naval Base during Pearl Harbor, Congress released the grave stipulation of fight against the Empire of Japan. For the decade, tensions had been ascent in between Japan as good as the U.S., as the Japanese expanded their defeat of the large region together with much of China as good as Southeast Asia. As the result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States officially entered World War II, already in the third year of being waged by countries of the Allied powers, together with the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, China, Canada as good as Australia, against the Axis powers of Japan, Germany as good as Italy.

Practically overnight, military recruiting offices opposite the nation were jammed, as thousands of Americans rushed to enlist in the armed forces. Many of those immature group chose to stick upon the Marine Corps, that saw the ranks some-more than three times in the six months following Pearl Harbor.

While HBOs miniseries Band of Brothers followed the experiences of the single association of Army paratroopers in the European Theater of Operations, THE PACIFIC depicts the fight the universe away in the Pacific Theater of Operations, that encompassed many of the Pacific Ocean as good as the islands, together with the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, New Guinea as good as the Solomon Islands. This miniseries follows the intersecting odysseys of 3 group of the 1st Marine Division, an infantry multiplication nicknamed The Old Breed for the position as the oldest as good as largest active avocation multiplication of the U.S. Marine Corps. With the support of their associate Marines as good as comrades in the Navy, Air Force as good as Army, the 1st Marine Division was during the forefront of many! of hard est-fought campaigns of the Pacific War.

Private First Class (PFC) Robert Leckie (played by James Badge Dale) grew up in Rutherford, NJ, the single of 8 children. He began the professional sportswriting career for the Bergen Evening Record journal during age 16. Leckie, who would be christened Lucky by his comrades in arms, was the single of those who enlisted in the Marine Corps only after Pearl Harbor. He served with H Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as the appurtenance gunner.

Sgt. John Basilone (played by Jon Seda) was raised in Raritan, NJ, the single of ten children of Italian newcomer parents. In 1934, during age 18, Basilone enlisted in the U.S. Army as good as served 3 years in the Philippines, where he was the champion boxer. After the short lapse to New Jersey, Basilone enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1940 as good as was the appurtenance gunner with C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as good as after with the B Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division.

Born to the absolved family in Mobile, Ala., PFC Eugene B. Sledge (played by Joe Mazzello) had relatives upon both sides of his family who fought for the Confederacy. Sledge was the son of the physician who was the healing military officer during the First World War; he had turned eighteen only the single month before the U.S. entered the war, though the heart condition kept him from enlisting until Dec 1942. Although his family urged him to train as an officer, Sledge in conclusion joined as an enlisted man as good as served with K Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as the mortarman.

Over the camber of ten hours, THE PACIFIC takes an unflinching under the helmet look during the experiences of these group as good as their brothers in arms, each of whom finds himself fighting for his life upon lost specks of land they had never listened of Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, O! kinawa. Forced to go upon impassioned deprivation as good as the debilitating climate, while fighting the brutal rivalry who would rather die than cruise surrender, these Marines have been driven to the brink of their humanity.

THE PACIFIC depicts these battles physical, mental as good as romantic as it explores the loyal tellurian price of war.

Marchs episodes:

Part One
Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH fourteen (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Mar fourteen (11:00 p.m.), sixteen (11:00 p.m.), seventeen (10:00 p.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m.), 20 (9:45 p.m.) as good as 31 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Mar 15 (10:00 p.m., 2:15 a.m.), 20 (2:00 p.m.) as good as twenty-one (8:00 p.m.)

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In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese conflict upon Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone (Jon Seda) prepares to ship out as good as confront the rivalry somewhere in the Pacific, while budding journalist Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello), incompetent to enlist since of the heart murmur, says farewell to his most appropriate friend, Sidney Phillips (Ashton Holmes), who is about to leave for foot camp. Exactly 8 months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division, together with Leckie as good as Phillips, lands upon Guadalcanal in sequence to secure the strategically vital airfield as good as prepare for the inevitable counterattack.

Written by Bruce C. McKenna; destined by Tim Van Patten.

Part Two
Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH twenty-one (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Mar twenty-one (11:00 p.m.), twenty-three (11:00 p.m.), twenty-four (10:00 p.m.), twenty-six (8:00 p.m.), twenty-seven (12:30 a.m.) as good as 31 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Mar 22 (10:00 p.m., 2:35 a.m.), twenty-seven (2:30 p.m.) as good as 28 (8:00 p.m.)

Basilone as g! ood as t he 7th Marines arrive upon Guadalcanal to strengthen Leckie as good as the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they go upon to defend the consequential airstrip. Basilone plays the key purpose in repelling the nighttime Japanese attack, though suffers the frightful personal loss. After four months of successive action, the tired as good as disease-ridden members of the 1st Marine Division have been evacuated off the island.

Written by Bruce C. McKenna; destined by David Nutter.

Part Three
Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Mar 28 (11:00 p.m.), thirty (11:00 p.m.) as good as 31 (10:00 p.m.), as good as Apr 2 (8:00 p.m.) as good as 3 (10:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Mar twenty-nine (10:00 p.m., 1:55 a.m.) as good as Apr 3 (12:45 p.m.) as good as 4 (8:00 p.m.)

Physically as good as mentally debilitated after the four-month distress upon Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone as good as thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they have been greeted by adoring crowds as good as viewed as the saviors of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply trustworthy to an Australian lady (Claire Van Der Boom) as good as her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor as good as is asked to lapse home to assistance sell U.S. fight bonds.

Written by George Pelecanos as good as Michelle Ashford; destined by Jeremy Podeswa.

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