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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Matthew Modine ...  Dr. Martin Brenner 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Rob Morgan ...  Officer Powell 12 episodes, 2016-2019
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 12 episodes, 2017-2019
John Reynolds ...  Officer Callahan 11 episodes, 2016-2017
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Storyline

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montauk See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The quarry scene in episode 1.2, Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street (2016), is the same location used in The Walking Dead (2010) Season 1, most notably episode 4, "Vatos." The quarry also appears in the Netflix movie The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), and Mockingjay: Part 1 from The Hunger Games. See more »

Goofs

The radio used by Chief Hopper was either a Motorola HT1000 or MT2000 series. Both came out around the late 90's. To be period accurate they would have used a model like MT1000. See more »

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Dustin Henderson: Lando!
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Crazy Credits

The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Natalie Portman/Dua Lipa (2018) See more »

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Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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A masterpiece
16 July 2016 | by DjervigSee all my reviews

This is one of the most magical things I have ever had the fortune of viewing. I won't go into details about the narrative, which is build on classic sci-fi and horror concepts and it works. But what really makes this show excel is the little things. The casting is amazing - every single character, regardless of how small the part is, feels like a complete character, and the main cast delivers some powerful stuff all throughout the series. The production is spot on in it's portrayal of a small town in the 80's, and I have to assume that it is in part based on the creators own experiences and childhood, because everything feels real.

The only thing that bothered me throughout the entire show was the incompetence of the government entities. I know and understand that this is a popular portrayal of the government in these types of stories and especially in the US is this a common sentiment. But it simply didn't seem believable that they would make some of the choices they did. Doesn't take a genius to see that they are doing a crummy job. But this is all in all a negligible detail, as it keeps the story moving.


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