When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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Series cast summary:
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 Joyce Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jim Hopper (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mike Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Eleven (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Dustin Henderson (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Lucas Sinclair (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Nancy Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Jonathan Byers (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Karen Wheeler (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Steve Harrington (17 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Will Byers (16 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Officer Powell (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Ted Wheeler (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Bob Newby (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Roman (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Billy (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Owens (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Max (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Martin Brenner (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Officer Callahan (8 episodes, 2016)
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 Holly Wheeler / ... (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Holly Wheeler / ... (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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 locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye. Written by Charles J.

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The world is turning upside down


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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Finn Wolfhard was always the first choice to play Mike, but was initially unable to play the role due to his commitments to It (2017). However, production delays caused filming of that project to be pushed back a year, therefore making Wolfhard available to star in both projects. See more »

Goofs

The US flag patches worn by the police officers are incorrect. On the patches, the field of stars has too many stripes to the right of it and not enough stripes underneath. On the actual flag, the field "sits" on the fourth white stripe from the top. On the patches, it "sits" on the red stripe below it, the fifth red stripe.

CORRECTION: It's a myth that it's a "Federal offence" to impersonate a member of law enforcement by wearing an actual uniform in a movie or TV show. (It is a state offense to impersonate a police officer.) Accurate uniforms are allowed, but most production companies either don't bother to get them right, or don't work with the local LE agency and get their permission, and thus come up with something close but not quite right. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dustin Henderson: Lando!
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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 »

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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Night Shift (2016) See more »

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The Perfect Mash-Up of the Best 80's Sci-Fi!
15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been trying to put my reaction to this series into cohesive sentences - even cohesive thoughts - and I just can't seem to do it. "Stranger Things" blended the best parts of some of the great 80's sci-fi films from "E.T." to "Poltergeist" to "The Goonies" to my all time favorite, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It was simply brilliant, and brings you back to a time when you were still able to feel a sense of wonder.

Though there are plenty of thrilling moments, this film does not rely on heavy CGI or jump-scares. It focuses on relationships between parents and children, best friends, and even a touch of romance. It takes you on a journey from a parent's worst nightmare to the resilience of those who rely on friends and cling to hope.

Also - you'll never look at Christmas lights the same way again.


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