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The Deuce 

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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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Series cast summary:
James Franco ...  Frankie Martino / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Maggie Gyllenhaal ...  Eileen 'Candy' Merrell 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Gbenga Akinnagbe ...  Larry Brown 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Gary Carr ...  C.C. 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Dominique Fishback ...  Donna 'Darlene' Pickett / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ...  Chris Alston 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Margarita Levieva ...  Abigail 'Abby' Parker 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Emily Meade ...  Lori / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Daniel Sauli ...  Tommy Longo 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Chris Bauer ...  Bobby Dwyer 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Chris Coy ...  Paul Hendrickson 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Rispoli ...  Rudy Pipilo 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Method Man ...  Rodney 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Jamie Neumann ...  Dorothy Spina / ... 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Kim Director ...  Shay 15 episodes, 2017-2018
David Krumholtz ...  Harvey Wasserman 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Olivia Luccardi ...  Melissa 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Mustafa Shakir ...  Big Mike 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Don Harvey ...  Danny Flanagan 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Andrea-Rachel Parker ...  Bernice 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Anwan Glover ...  Leon 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Thaddeus Street ...  Black Frankie 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Sepideh Moafi ...  Loretta 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Ralph Macchio ...  Officer Haddix 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Gino Vento ...  Carlos 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Luke Kirby ...  Gene Goldman 9 episodes, 2018
Kayla Foster ...  Barbara 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Genevieve Hudson-Price ...  Jocelyn 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Aaron Dean Eisenberg ...  Todd Lang 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Kevin D. McGee ...  John / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Michael Kostroff ...  Rizzi 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Carolyn Mignini ...  Joan 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Natalie Paul ...  Sandra Washington 7 episodes, 2017
Pernell Walker ...  Ruby 'Thunder Thighs' 7 episodes, 2017
Roberta Colindrez ...  Irene 7 episodes, 2018
Ed Moran ...  Inspector Deputy McDonagh / ... 7 episodes, 2017-2018
Garry Pastore ...  Matty 'The Horse' Ianniello 7 episodes, 2017-2018
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Esteban Carmona ...  Julito 7 episodes, 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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1978. Pleasure Was a Business, And Business Was Booming See more »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Deuce See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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One of the books Darlene reads in the bar is "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison. See more »

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2 September 2017 | by reimboldsSee all my reviews

Just watched the pilot and was blown away. It took me back to 1974 New York. I was 23 years old and landed a job at a massage parlor near 54th and Lexington called the Playmate Club. You had to walk up a narrow flight of stairs, just like the hotel in The Deuce, and at the top of the stairs was a narrow door with a big heart on it. I got to work the streets all night passing out promotional cards and touting the benefits of a champagne bath. The girls on the street all wanted to work for the massage parlor because they said it was safer to work indoors and the pimps were not happy to see me. The costumes and street scenes of The Deuce are exactly as I recall. I was paid $5.00 an hour plus free meals at the Taft Hotel. They had an all you can buffet in the basement. I bought this incredibly shimmering pimp shirt that had narrow black and white vertical stripes that was impossible to bring into visual focus. It had very wide collars. I learned a few things that summer. A big bus load of Irish clergymen and nuns pulled up in front of the Waldorf and I gave each one of them a card as they stepped off the bus and I said "welcome to New York." The next day Paula, the lady in charge of the Playmate Club, told me I was doing a great job and wanted to know if I could explain a huge run of Irish customers the night before. I told her what happened and we all, including the girls, had a big laugh. I ended up in some trouble with the law, but nothing a quick flight back to Los Angeles didn't take care of. I am looking forward to the next episodes of this masterpiece.


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