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Stranger Things 

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
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4   3   2   1  
2021   2019   2017   2016  
Top Rated TV #64 | Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 69 wins & 183 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 33 episodes, 2016-2021
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 33 episodes, 2016-2021
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 32 episodes, 2016-2021
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 32 episodes, 2016-2021
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 25 episodes, 2017-2021
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 20 episodes, 2017-2021
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Maya Hawke ...  Robin Buckley 16 episodes, 2019-2021
Brett Gelman ...  Murray / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2021
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 15 episodes, 2016-2019

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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 of the locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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A friend is someone you'd do anything for.. (Season 1) See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Maya Hawke's (Robin) real life father is actor Ethan Hawke. Both Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper) have worked with Ethan; Winona and Ethan both appeared in the movie Reality Bites (1994), playing Lelaina Pierce and Troy Dyer respectively, while David and Ethan appeared in the play 'Coast Of Utopia' together. See more »

Goofs

At the end of chapter 6 Mike and Dustin set their bikes down outside of Mikes house with Dustin's bike on the left and Mike's on the right. In the beginning of chapter 7 when they are leaving Mike's house to escape, Dustin's bike is now on the right and Mike's is on the left. See more »

Quotes

Multiple characters: Mouth breather.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Night Shift (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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The Perfect Mash-Up of the Best 80's Sci-Fi!
15 July 2016 | by ChrystineA74See all my reviews

I've been trying to put my reaction to this series into cohesive sentences - even cohesive thoughts - and I just can't seem to do it. "Stranger Things" blended the best parts of some of the great 80's sci-fi films from "E.T." to "Poltergeist" to "The Goonies" to my all time favorite, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It was simply brilliant, and brings you back to a time when you were still able to feel a sense of wonder.

Though there are plenty of thrilling moments, this film does not rely on heavy CGI or jump-scares. It focuses on relationships between parents and children, best friends, and even a touch of romance. It takes you on a journey from a parent's worst nightmare to the resilience of those who rely on friends and cling to hope.

Also - you'll never look at Christmas lights the same way again.


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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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