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When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 26 episodes, 2016-2018
Theo Rossi ...  Hernan 'Shades' Alvarez 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Alfre Woodard ...  Mariah Dillard 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Swain ...  Detective Mark Bailey 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Sean Ringgold ...  Sugar 14 episodes, 2016-2018
John Clarence Stewart ...  Alex Wesley 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Karen Pittman ...  Inspector Priscilla Ridley / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Bobby Fish 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Jeremiah Craft ...  D.W. Griffith 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  John 'Bushmaster' McIver 11 episodes, 2018
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 11 episodes, 2016-2018
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Storyline

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city - forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. Written by ahmetkozan

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Always forward. (season 1) See more »


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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marvel's Luke Cage See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 2)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character's "steel hard" skin has been retconned as "titanium hard" skin. See more »

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Behind the desk in Cottonmouth's office is a very fancy type of flat panel TV that actually mechanically extends from the wall and flips the screen so that one side is a TV monitor while the other is a painting or some other form of art. In some scenes throughout the first 6 episodes or so, there is a small black reading lamp that appears only when the "art-side" is facing out, almost as if the set dressers forgot there was a TV on the other side and that the lamp would have been knocked over if anyone ever turned on the TV. See more »

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Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker: You speak to me as if you're not in the presence of death.
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Crazy Credits

The first season has its episode titles named after a Gang Starr song.

The second season has its episode titles named after a Pete Rock-C.L. Smooth song. See more »

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Referenced in Zoe Ball on ...: Saturday 10 (2018) See more »

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Bulletproof Love
Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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All of the ingredients for greatness overcooked into a bit of a mess...
8 October 2016 | by mtweed-24964See all my reviews

I am so very disappointed with Netflix here as Luke Cage has all of the ingredients for greatness but suffers from a lack of villain power. Daredevil has a big physically overpowering presence to realistically challenge him throughout. Jessica Jones had a mentally superior adversary in Kilgrave, who again provided a challenge throughout. In fact both of the street heroes got their a$$es kicked on several occasions. Which is where Luke Cage fundamentally suffers.

The fact is that nobody can realistically challenge Luke Cage and he could have quite easily wrapped all of this up within the first 3 episodes. Instead it ventures into the realms of stupidity. For that reason Netflix, I give you 10/10 for Daredevil, 9/10 for Jessica Jones, 6/10 for Luke Cage. I hope that Iron Fist will have a real adversary and Netflix can be less confused about its series. In fact... make it 5 for acting talent alone.

Oh... and try and give Rosario Dawson a point in the next season. I like her character but her only point in this series is because the storyline demanded it.


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