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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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The world is turning upside down See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In another homage to 80's movies, Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) is named after the character Arnold Schwarzenegger first goes looking for in Predator (1987). Additionally, the first character killed onscreen in "Predator" was named Hawkins. Stranger Things takes place in the fictional Hawkins, IN. See more »

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The police light-bar on the Chief Hopper's 1980 Blazer is a Code 3 MX7000, manufactured by Public Safety Equipment, which was not sold until the mid-1990's. See more »

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Eleven: Promise.
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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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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Batman Forever (2017) See more »

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Stranger Things
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Steven Spielberg meets Stephen King
15 July 2016 | by slayerjmk95See all my reviews

Stranger Things is the newest foray into Netflix's original programming, of which brings us their most impressive- and strange- production to date. When a young boy named Will Byers goes missing, his friends, mother and the town are thrust into a conspiracy involving a mysterious girl named Eleven and something even more sinister hiding in the woods of Hawkins, Indiana.

From the get-go, you can tell this is an homage to classic '80s Spielberg, drawing on E.T. and Close Encounters, as well as JJ Abrams' Super 8. But, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more like a twisted Stephen King story set in a Spielberg movie. It becomes a dark and twisted ride into an even darker and more disturbing world where the stakes feel higher than anything before it.

I can't go into great detail because spoiling even just a bit of the story takes away from the greater mystery, but I can say, it's one of the most thrilling and intense series to be on TV, without being on TV. If it were to continue, they have to pull the same punches they did with the first season, because they took a great many clichés, and somehow made them fresh and surprising, save for just a couple that they purposefully left cliché.


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