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The Man in the High Castle 

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In a dystopian America dominated by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, a young woman discovers a mysterious film that may hold the key to toppling the totalitarian regimes.

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Frank Spotnitz
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexa Davalos ...  Juliana Crain 30 episodes, 2015-2018
DJ Qualls ...  Ed McCarthy 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Joel de la Fuente ...  Inspector Kido 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ...  Nobusuke Tagomi 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Rufus Sewell ...  Obergruppenführer John Smith 30 episodes, 2015-2018
Rupert Evans ...  Frank Frink / ... 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Luke Kleintank ...  Joe Blake 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Chelah Horsdal ...  Helen Smith 26 episodes, 2015-2018
Brennan Brown ...  Robert Childan 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Arnold Chun ...  Kotomichi 22 episodes, 2015-2019
Bella Heathcote ...  Nicole Dörmer 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Lee Shorten ...  Sergeant Yoshida / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Gracyn Shinyei ...  Amy Smith 18 episodes, 2015-2019
Genea Charpentier ...  Jennifer Smith 18 episodes, 2015-2019
Quinn Lord ...  Thomas Smith 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Rick Worthy ...  Lem Washington / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Gaston ...  Mark Sampson 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Kenneth Tigar ...  Himmler / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Aaron Blakely ...  Erich Raeder / ... 13 episodes, 2015-2018
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What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States? Written by Amazon Studios

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Freedom is under control (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | German | Japanese

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man in the High Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Monroe, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, about a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. Within the novel, "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" is a banned novel (a novel within the novel) by the man in the high castle, which tells of *another* alternate world in which the Allies won WWII, but *not* the same way as in our world. In the TV series, "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" is the name given to a series of newsreel films. See more »

Goofs

The total population of both Germany and Japan in 1940 was actually 5 million people less than the total US population. While the history of the series' universe is different than that of reality, besides the US' manufacturing base exceeding both nations, the population difference would have made their ability to conquer the country an impossibility. See more »

Quotes

Joe Blake: [noticing ashes falling like snowflakes] What is that?
Nazi Police Officer: Oh, that's the hospital.
Joe Blake: The hospital?
Nazi Police Officer: Yeah, Tuesdays, they burn cripples, the terminally ill. Drag on the state.
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Crazy Credits

The copyright warning at the end of every episode is written in German and Japanese as well as English. See more »

Connections

References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Angry Words
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Written by Lee Silver
Performed by Houston
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An amazing adaptation of the novel!
29 January 2015 | by howhandySee all my reviews

The pilot episode was exceptional. It held my attention and made me believe in such an alternate history.

I have read the book, and although it is different, it is an incredible adaptation. If the book was turned into a show without any edits, it would be far too complicated and very hard to enjoy (although the book is incredible).

The acting, story, and visuals are spot on and only intensified what I had imagined when I read the book. When I first read the book, I had hoped for a movie to be made from it, but a show will be a much better pace for such an though-provoking and intelligent story.

I want more episodes!!


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