The Night Of (2016)
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Shy college student Nasir Khan spends the night with a quirky, mysterious girl, and is horrified when he awakens to find she has been murdered.


Steven Zaillian


Steven Zaillian (created by), Richard Price (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... John Stone
Riz Ahmed ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
Bill Camp ... Dennis Box
Payman Maadi ... Salim Khan
Poorna Jagannathan ... Safar Khan
Sofia Black-D'Elia ... Andrea Cornish
Afton Williamson ... Wiggins
Ben Shenkman ... Sgt. Klein
Ilya Kofman Ilya Kofman ... Professor
Eric D. Hill Jr. ... Basketball Player
Nate Young ... Roland
Ariya Ghahramani ... Amir Farik
Riti Sachdeva ... Aunty
Geeta Citygirl Chopra ... Kumanji
Syam M. Lafi ... Hasan Khan (as Syam Lafi)


A straight-laced Paskistani-American student is off to a must-attend party on a Friday night. His only available transportation being his father's taxi cab, he sets off into Manhattan. But his party-going plans are quickly forgotten when a mysterious young woman jumps aboard in need of a ride. Charmed by her intense intrigue and good looks, the young man gets swept up by her pressures. After a mind-altering night of drugs and passion, the woman is dead, and the young man finds himself in the cross hairs of a gruesome murder investigation, panicked and shaken, but possibly with a trace of doubt as to his own innocence. Written by copperheadache

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Turturro (top-billed actor) doesn't appear on screen until 1 hour and 4 minutes into the episode. See more »


The murder happens in Manhattan's 24th precinct on the upper west side. After all the waiting in the police car at the crime scene Naz is first taken to to the 21st precinct which is near the Gramercy Park neighborhood and relatively far from the upper west side. Based on the story he would have been taken to the 24th or the 20th. There is no NYPD 21st precinct. It is a fictional police precinct used for films & movies. There has not been a 21st Pct since 1929. See more »


John Stone: I wanna talk to my client.
Sgt. Klein: You just did.
John Stone: Not him... her...
[points to Naz]
John Stone: Him!
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References Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

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Breathtaking opening
30 October 2016 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

The opening episode of "The Night Of" (2016) was definitely the best thing I've seen on a small screen market in many moons. Even if i kinda know the story, of even when i kinda guest where everything is going to (partly) - the perfect writing, directing and superb acting kept me glued to my screen almost literally for all 1 h 15 min. I love these kinda stories and leave it to HBO to show it absolutely real, plausible and down to the ground when at the same time amazingly intriguing and involving.

Overall, i'm soooo hooked to see continuation of this amazing opening. If you like great detective stories, very plausible and realistically made, do not miss this gem.

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