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 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 9 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 King Feliciano ...  Lopez 6 episodes, 2016-2017
Tremayne Rollins 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 ...  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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teenager | 1970s | new york city | See All (3) »

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Much of the graffiti art on the subway cars is based on and copied from real artwork found on New York City I.R.T. cars from the 1970s and 1980s. See more »

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The true essence of Hip Hop...
12 August 2016 | by garethcolingraySee all my reviews

Wow! Just finished the first episode of 'The Get Down' and being a massive Hip Hop fan with a healthy appreciation of countless musical genres stretching from Punk to House, it's perhaps inevitable that I've fallen in love with this show. Everything about it seems well thought out, the characters, the sets, the wardrobes, the music, just everything! Yes, it's flamboyant and a bit over the top but very much in keeping with the period.

I'm not gonna go into a detailed review other than to say - get it watched. Hope the rest of the series lives up to first episode - if it does - this will be the best TV show of 2016. Word up.


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