A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.
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 Ezekiel / ... (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Shaolin Fantastic (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mylene Cruz (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Ra-Ra / ... (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Cadillac (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Yolanda Kipling (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Regina (12 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Pastor Ramon Cruz (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Grandmaster Flash (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Fat Annie (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
Alfred Pollo Perez ...
 Dancer (11 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mr. Gunns (9 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Mrs. Cruz (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Little Wolf (7 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Jackie Moreno (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Wanda (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Roy Asheton (6 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Adult Books (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Leon (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Lopez (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Thor (5 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Halfback (5 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Doowop / ... (5 episodes, 2016-2017)
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 Carmelita (5 episodes, 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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Rule the world.

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Drama | Music | Musical

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12 August 2016 (USA)  »

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Вiдрив  »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)
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In 1970 a Community Organization in Detroit, Michigan was named Operation Get Down. OGD provided recreation services, educational opportunities for diploma candidates, food co-op, Senior Citizens program, arts and crafts, camping, Sports, entertainment, educational resources and trouble shooting services for the City Airport Community. Rosemary Messenger created several murals within the facility. This Organization created the blueprint for successful inner city youths. See more »

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Very vivid like a time-warp almost...and a beautiful mix of history, culture, music and politics
21 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

As someone who's not a fan of rap music, I still find the historical aspects and how the elements of hip-hop came together very intriguing! All the characters are interesting and entertaining in their own ways which make me want to know more about them--making for very vivid episodes (it seems each character has their own mood that they add). Hopefully, next season we'll get to see more of those stories... As more of a disco fan, I found those parts to not be as interesting sadly but it could be because of the transition that disco was going through at the time. The parts about the music business was really eye-opening in seeing how it operate(s)(d). Hopefully, the show keeps up the cultural and historical elements that make this show feel like a time-warp, while telling us more about the non-main characters.


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