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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 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Bobby Cannavale ...  Richie Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
Paul Ben-Victor ...  Maury Gold 10 episodes, 2016
P.J. Byrne ...  Scott Levitt 10 episodes, 2016
Max Casella ...  Julie Silver 10 episodes, 2016
Ato Essandoh ...  Lester Grimes 10 episodes, 2016
James Jagger ...  Kip Stevens 10 episodes, 2016
J.C. MacKenzie ...  Skip Fontaine 10 episodes, 2016
Jack Quaid ...  Clark Morelle 10 episodes, 2016
Ray Romano ...  Zak Yankovich 10 episodes, 2016
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ...  Ingrid 10 episodes, 2016
Juno Temple ...  Jamie Vine 10 episodes, 2016
Olivia Wilde ...  Devon Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
Susan Heyward ...  Cece 10 episodes, 2016
Emily Tremaine ...  Heather 10 episodes, 2016
MacKenzie Meehan ...  Penny 10 episodes, 2016
Griffin Newman ...  Casper 10 episodes, 2016
Ephraim Sykes ...  Marvin 9 episodes, 2016
Thomas Gardner Thomas Gardner ...  Nolan / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Jack Doyle Smith Jack Doyle Smith ...  Otto / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Annie Parisse ...  Andrea Zito 8 episodes, 2016
Bo Dietl ...  Joe Corso 6 episodes, 2016
Jason Cottle ...  Detective Whorisky 6 episodes, 2016
Jay Klaitz ...  Hal Underwood 6 episodes, 2016
Belle Smith Belle Smith ...  Jenna Finestra 6 episodes, 2016
Michael Drayer ...  Detective Renk 5 episodes, 2016
Armen Garo ...  Corrado Galasso 5 episodes, 2016
Alex Bento ...  Ronnie Finestra 5 episodes, 2016
Robert Funaro ...  Tony Del Greco 5 episodes, 2016
Dustin Payseur 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Bakelit See more »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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The fictional recording label American Century Records portrayed in the series is abbreviated as ACR, which is the reverse of RCA, which is a real music label owned by Sony Music. 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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There is hope somewhere
26 July 2016 | by sweetyhideSee all my reviews

Vinyl, A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene. Created by Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese you wouldn't think it could go wrong. Ah, but it does. I can forgive the inaccuracies. This isn't a documentary even though real life musicians are depicted. It has that loose fast pace the Scorsese is know for, which I adore. The biggest problem is the budget. 30 mil on the first episode? The problem may be the use of so much copyrighted material and people. DJ Kool Herc is presently suing because they used his likeness without permission. ($10,000 just isn't enough, eh?) If you don't know who he is unfriend me now. How can they carry on with the average 7.5 per episode? To top it off Casey Bloys is the new head of programming at HBO and BOOM, Vinyl gets the boot. Coincidence? Maybe. Rarely do series succeed in the beginning (Seinfeld had terrible first season ratings). But this could have blossomed into something epic. Maybe it will get picked up by someone else with a big budget vision. A girl can dream.


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