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Stranger Things 

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Winona Ryder ...  Joyce Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
David Harbour ...  Jim Hopper 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Finn Wolfhard ...  Mike Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Millie Bobby Brown ...  Eleven 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Caleb McLaughlin ...  Lucas Sinclair 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Natalia Dyer ...  Nancy Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Charlie Heaton ...  Jonathan Byers 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Joe Keery ...  Steve Harrington 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Cara Buono ...  Karen Wheeler 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Gaten Matarazzo ...  Dustin Henderson 25 episodes, 2016-2019
Noah Schnapp ...  Will Byers 24 episodes, 2016-2019
Dacre Montgomery ...  Billy Hargrove 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Sadie Sink ...  Max Mayfield 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Joe Chrest ...  Ted Wheeler 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Rob Morgan ...  Officer Powell 12 episodes, 2016-2019
John Reynolds ...  Officer Callahan 12 episodes, 2016-2019
Priah Ferguson ...  Erica Sinclair 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Matthew Modine ...  Martin Brenner 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Randy Havens ...  Mr. Clarke 11 episodes, 2016-2019
Sean Astin ...  Bob Newby 11 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few of the locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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It only gets stranger... (Season 2) See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montauk See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Joyce (Winona Ryder) goes looking for Will (Noah Schnapp) at Castle Byers in the first episode of the show, Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (2016) and has a flashback, the password to get in is 'Radagast'. This refers to one of the five wizards (Gandalf the Gray, Saruman the White, Alatar and Pallando the two blue wizards, and Radagast the Brown) in Lord of the Rings, and is one of many references to the books throughout the series. Only Saruman, Gandalf, and Radagast appear in the movies. See more »

Goofs

During a number of episodes, people are seen 'interrupting' someone talking on a two way radio or CB - that is, one person is talking/transmitting, and another person transmits to interrupt them, and then the other person hears this interruption and stops transmitting. This was done a few times on the kid's CB radios, and on the radios used by the police. Those radios - the CB and the police radios of the era from the show - don't work like that. If you are transmitting, and someone else transmits, you will not hear them. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: [whenever the kids are about to do something stupid] Let's engage!
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Crazy Credits

The Stranger Things opening titles and fonts mimic the film grain and look of 1980's television series opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Andrew Klavan Show: Hip Hip Hypocrisy! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Netflix Nails it again.
15 July 2016 | by From_the_FutureSee all my reviews

It can hook you immediately, everything seems fitting , the setting , the acting , the direction. Just as it should be. Bringing out the perfect blend of 1980s nostalgia. It gives mixture of taste of big 80's movies.

You immediately get hooked with the story , which is amazing because it takes time for me to get invested in a story.

I have been a fan of David Harbour Since the Newsroom , and he is just amazing.

You're scared , Intrigued , you're completely invested. With perfect setting.

I am really looking forward to where this goes from here on in.


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