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Luke Cage 

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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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Hero is your word, not mine. (season 2) See more »


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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)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Just like how Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) had a cameo in Iron Man (2008), Method Man's cameo in Luke Cage is relevant to his comic book inspired alias as "John Blaze," albeit in a more roundabout way.

John Blaze was played by Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider (2007) and in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011). Nicolas Cage was originally named Nicolas Coppola and has admitted that his stage name "Cage" was inspired by none other than comic book character Luke Cage. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John 'Bushmaster' McIver: Them call me Bushmaster.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Holiday Summation (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Bulletproof Love
Performed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad feat. Method Man
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Amazing, as expected
3 October 2016 | by xpythonxxSee all my reviews

As a fan of old school hip-hop, the music Easter eggs and cameos made the show a great pleasure to watch. The first thing I noticed when I saw the episode names was that they were all named after songs by Gang Starr. This got me hooked even before watching. I am not just basing this review on personal bias toward the music, but on the story told. This show takes place in an area that Daredevil and Jessica Jones have never been to; Harlem. With this new area comes new criminals and villains introduced into the MCU. There are many character with different backgrounds and stories that give the show an insight into the mind state of the people. Marvel, once again, has made a show with a great story, characters, and and overall get viewers hooked and satisfied. If you consider yourself a fan of the MCU, this is a must-watch. Hopefully this review was helpful and if you are planning on watch the show, hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did.


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