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 »

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Вiдрив See more »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)
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Daveed Diggs (adult Books), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Misty Holloway), and Okieriete Onaodowan (Afrika Bambaataa) starred in the original cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton. Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, and Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison. See more »

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13 August 2016 | by iconiansSee all my reviews

I was not there then but I can appreciate it. At times, it feels slightly overplayed (the gang scenes in EP 1 for example), but otherwise it's well done.

Music is exactly what you'd expect and the women are gorgeous. I also like the flashback elements. They were effective and not overly long or preachy, as flashbacks can get.

Story is layered, starts off at several ends and slowly weaves together. I have really enjoyed it so far.

The series also uses documentary to weave real life elements together as a political statement of the ghetto 70's NY. It's hard to imagine just how corrupted NYC was in the 70s. Just crazy


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