A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.
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James Franco ...  Vincent Martino / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Eileen 'Candy' Merrell 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Chris Alston 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Margarita Levieva ...  Abigail 'Abby' Parker 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Meade ...  Lori Madison / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Daniel Sauli ...  Tommy Longo 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Bauer ...  Bobby Dwyer 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Coy ...  Paul Hendrickson 24 episodes, 2017-2019
Michael Rispoli ...  Rudy Pipilo 24 episodes, 2017-2019
David Krumholtz ...  Harvey Wasserman 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Olivia Luccardi ...  Melissa 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Mustafa Shakir ...  Big Mike 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Andrea-Rachel Parker ...  Bernice 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Thaddeus Street ...  Black Frankie / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Sepideh Moafi ...  Loretta 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Gary Carr ...  C.C. 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Dominique Fishback ...  Donna 'Darlene' Pickett / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Kim Director ...  Shay 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Gbenga Akinnagbe ...  Larry Brown 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Luke Kirby ...  Gene Goldman 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Method Man ...  Rodney 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Ralph Macchio ...  Officer Haddix 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Anwan Glover ...  Leon 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Jamie Neumann ...  Dorothy 'Ashley' Spina 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Aaron Dean Eisenberg ...  Todd Lang 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Don Harvey ...  Danny Flanagan 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Roberta Colindrez ...  Irene 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Genevieve Hudson-Price ...  Jocelyn 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Diana Bologna ...  Fran Dwyer 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Gino Vento ...  Carlos 11 episodes, 2017-2018
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Based in 1970s New York, this show gives a raw and gritty portayal of the prostitution business that was so publicly executed at that time. As a result of police crack-down, the characters are forced to venture towards relatively safer and more discrete forms of the same work.

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Once upon a time in America, pleasure became a business. See more »

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The title refers to the nickname once given to the block of West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, the "Forty-Deuce," which in the 1970s and '80s was known for its high concentration of low-rent movie theaters that specialized in exploitation and pornographic films, among other things. See more »

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Season 2 of the series takes place in 1977. But during the opening credits, a theater marquee advertises David Cronenberg's film "Scanners", which wasn't released until 1981. See more »

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Disregard The Poor Reviews, They Just Do Not Get it
10 October 2017 | by Phantom_DuckSee all my reviews

I lived in Manhattan during this time period and this flick is brutally and amazingly well executed. Times Square, 42nd Avenue (The Deuce, get it?) is so accurately represented it is like like a trip in Sherman's Way Back Machine. The XXX theaters, John Waters films on the Midnight Movie marquees, the peep shows, SROs, adult bookstores, dive bars, the drugs, hookers, pimps. It's all there.

I was a disco DJ at the Limelight, I was a very bad boy. I get it.

in 1995 I took my new wife to Manhattan, for my cousin's wedding. We were living in San Diego.Drove in from Newark, parked at the Port Authority. Our first stop was to be the grit and scum of Times Square.

I did not the memo that Guliani had "cleaned up" Times Square. We were eager to explore. Imagine our disappointment that it was all gone. Scoured, wiped clean, spic and span. I almost cried.

This film scratched the very old itch. What an amazing job. Yeah, it ain't perfect, but it is an awesome watch. Strong eight of ten.

Unless you don't like gritty, visual, intelligent, beautifully artistic dramas? Then go watch ya some Kardashians, moron.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deuce See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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