A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.
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Justice Smith ...  Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shameik Moore ...  Shaolin Fantastic 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Herizen F. Guardiola ...  Mylene Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Skylan Brooks ...  Ra-Ra Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremaine Brown Jr. ...  Boo-Boo Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ...  Cadillac 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jimmy Smits ...  Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Jaden Smith ...  Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Stefanée Martin ...  Yolanda Kipling 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Shyrley Rodriguez ...  Regina 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Zabryna Guevara ...  Mrs. Cruz 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Daveed Diggs ...  Adult Books 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Pastor Ramon Cruz 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Kevin Corrigan ...  Jackie Moreno 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Judy Marte ...  Wanda 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Lillias White ...  Fat Annie 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Mamoudou Athie ...  Grandmaster Flash 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Brandon J. Dirden ...  Leon 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Eric Bogosian ...  Roy Asheton 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Michel Gill ...  Mr. Gunns 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Jason Genao ...  Napoleon 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Karen Aldridge ...  Adele Kipling 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tory Devon Smith ...  Little Wolf 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Frank Wood ...  Ed Koch 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikey D'Astoli Mikey D'Astoli ...  Crash 6 episodes, 2016-2017
King Feliciano ...  Lopez 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremayne Rollins ...  Daze 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Nina Martinez ...  Drugged Out Disco Queen 6 episodes, 2016
Ron Cephas Jones ...  Winston Kipling 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jeremie Harris ...  Shane Vincent 5 episodes, 2017
Eric D. Hill Jr. ...  DJ Kool Herc 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Noah Le Gros ...  Thor 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Willie Estrada Willie Estrada ...  Willie 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Jordan Mahome Jordan Mahome ...  Slim 5 episodes, 2016-2017
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The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City - broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped -- dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them - except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco -- told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world...forever. Written by Netflix

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Rule the world.

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Drama | Music | Musical

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вiдрив See more »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)
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Some of the slang they use is a mixture of modern day and old school. For example a character refers to a rhyme as being "tight" where as saying it was "fresh" or "def" which are circa early 80s would have rung through a little more genuine to the mid to late 70s vibe. See more »

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Very vivid like a time-warp almost...and a beautiful mix of history, culture, music and politics
21 August 2016 | by simisanniSee all my reviews

As someone who's not a fan of rap music, I still find the historical aspects and how the elements of hip-hop came together very intriguing! All the characters are interesting and entertaining in their own ways which make me want to know more about them--making for very vivid episodes (it seems each character has their own mood that they add). Hopefully, next season we'll get to see more of those stories... As more of a disco fan, I found those parts to not be as interesting sadly but it could be because of the transition that disco was going through at the time. The parts about the music business was really eye-opening in seeing how it operate(s)(d). Hopefully, the show keeps up the cultural and historical elements that make this show feel like a time-warp, while telling us more about the non-main characters.


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