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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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Series cast summary:
...  Richie Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
...  Maury Gold 10 episodes, 2016
...  Scott Levitt 10 episodes, 2016
...  Julie Silver 10 episodes, 2016
...  Lester Grimes 10 episodes, 2016
...  Kip Stevens 10 episodes, 2016
...  Skip Fontaine 10 episodes, 2016
...  Clark Morelle 10 episodes, 2016
...  Zak Yankovich 10 episodes, 2016
...  Ingrid 10 episodes, 2016
...  Jamie Vine 10 episodes, 2016
...  Devon Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
...  Cece 10 episodes, 2016
...  Heather 10 episodes, 2016
...  Penny 10 episodes, 2016
...  Casper 10 episodes, 2016
...  Marvin 9 episodes, 2016
Thomas Gardner ...  Nolan / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Jack Doyle Smith ...  Otto / ... 9 episodes, 2016
...  Andrea Zito 8 episodes, 2016
...  Joe Corso 6 episodes, 2016
...  Detective Whorisky 6 episodes, 2016
...  Hal Underwood 6 episodes, 2016
Belle Smith ...  Jenna Finestra 6 episodes, 2016
...  Detective Renk 5 episodes, 2016
...  Corrado Galasso 5 episodes, 2016
...  Ronnie Finestra 5 episodes, 2016
...  Tony Del Greco 5 episodes, 2016
Dustin Payseur ...  Duck / ... 5 episodes, 2016


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.


Drama | Music


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Release Date:

14 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bakelit  »


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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »


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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Time went by without even knowing!
15 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Firstly, the premier is 2 hours long but from the beginning til the end it did not feel that way due to how captivating the show was and will continue to be. I have never written a review, but I wanted to be the first to write this specifically on behalf of this unbelievably interesting, funny, dramatic and overall awesome show. It is not just for music lovers but for anyone who can recognise and appreciate great entertainment. And if you never had any interests towards the 1970's culture and its music, you certainly will after watching this.

Also any fan of Scorsese's or Winter's work will not be disappointed, that is a guarantee.

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