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Stranger Things

Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-14
TV Episode | 47 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

At the U.S. Dept. of Energy an unexplained event occurs. Then when a young Dungeons and Dragons playing boy named Will disappears after a night with his friends, his mother Joyce and the town of Hawkins are plunged into darkness.
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Directors
Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers) | Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)
Writers
Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) (as The Duffer Brothers) | Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) (as The Duffer Brothers)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jul 11, 2016

Release date
Jul 15, 2016 (United States)

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Winona Ryder
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David Harbour
Jim Hopper Jim Hopper   See fewer
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Finn Wolfhard
Mike Wheeler Mike Wheeler   See fewer
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Gaten Matarazzo
Dustin Henderson Dustin Henderson   See fewer
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Natalia Dyer
Nancy Wheeler Nancy Wheeler   See fewer
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Charlie Heaton
Jonathan Byers Jonathan Byers   See fewer
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Cara Buono
Karen Wheeler Karen Wheeler   See fewer
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Matthew Modine
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Joe Chrest
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Lonnie Byers (voice) Lonnie Byers (voice)   See fewer
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Barbara Holland Barbara Holland   See fewer
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John Reynolds
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8.6 / 10 | 13,543 votes