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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Richie Finestra (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Maury Gold (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Scott Levitt (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Julie Silver (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Lester Grimes (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Kip Stevens (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Skip Fontaine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Clark Morelle (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Zak Yankovich (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Ingrid (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Jamie Vine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Devon Finestra (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Cece (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Heather (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Penny (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Casper (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Marvin (9 episodes, 2016)
Thomas Gardner ...
 Nolan / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
Jack Doyle Smith ...
 Otto / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Andrea Zito (8 episodes, 2016)
Bo Dietl ...
 Joe Corso (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Whorisky (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Hal Underwood (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Jenna Finestra (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Renk (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Corrado Galasso (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Ronnie Finestra (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Tony Del Greco (5 episodes, 2016)
Dustin Payseur ...
 Duck / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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Set in the early/mid-1970s, the life and times of a record executive, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale). His record company, American Century, has fallen on hard times and he is busy negotiating its sale to Polygram Records. We see how he started in the industry, the start of his company, its ups and downs, the casualties of his progress and what rock music means to him. Meanwhile, he is also an accessory to a murder. Written by grantss

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He didn't see the future. He heard it.

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Drama | Music

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14 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Bakelit  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Was initially renewed for a second season after the pilot premiered. However, HBO reversed the decision two months after the finale aired. See more »

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A EIKI 16mm film projector is incorrectly used. Any fully trained projectionist would notice the error, that when projecting forwards, the take-up reel correctly rotates clockwise, however the supply reel incorrectly rotates anti-clockwise. Always when screening movies on a film projector, for all 8mm/9.5mm/16mm/35mm/70mm motion picture films that are not on platters, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate clockwise when projecting forwards, and on 8mm/9.5mm/16mm film projectors, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate anti-clockwise when projecting the film in reverse. See more »

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Scarface meets Joan Baez
18 February 2016 | by (Idaho) – See all my reviews

Defiantly has it's moments, but somebody has mob movies on the brain. Cannavale is overbearing and does not invite much sympathy, despite epic self pity. The cast in general is professional but plastic, with the notable exception of Jamie Vine, and some spectacular support from Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, and a host of excellent bit players who put the main cast to shame.

Great sets and strong camera work abound. The clichéd music is interrupted by some very nice renditions here and there, like the twist flashback.

The whole thing sticks of epic egos and rolled eyes, but it's quite a train wreck and certainly well worth a look. :)


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