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The Eighties (2016– )

TV Series | Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.
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Updated Mar 31, 2016

Release date (First episode)
Mar 31, 2016 (United States)

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H.W. Brands
Himself - Author, 'Reagan: A Life' / Himself / Himself - Author, 'Masters of Enterprise' / Himself - Author, 'Reagan: The Life' Himself - Author, 'Reagan: A Life' / Himself / Himself - Author, 'Masters of Enterprise' / Himself - Author, 'Reagan: The Life'   See fewer
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Chris Connelly
Himself - Reporter, ESPN / Himself - ESPN Himself - Reporter, ESPN / Himself - ESPN   See fewer
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Gil Troy
Himself - Author, 'Morning in America' / Himself - Author, 'The Reagan Revolution' Himself - Author, 'Morning in America' / Himself - Author, 'The Reagan Revolution'   See fewer
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James Baker III
Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff / Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III) Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff / Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)   See fewer
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Douglas Brinkley
Author and Historian / Himself / Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Editor, 'The Reagan Diaries' Author and Historian / Himself / Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Editor, 'The Reagan Diaries'   See fewer
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Pat Buchanan
Himself - Fmr White House Communications Director / Himself - Fmr Host, 'Crossfire' Himself - Fmr White House Communications Director / Himself - Fmr Host, 'Crossfire'   See fewer
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Tom Hanks
Himself - Actor Himself - Actor   See fewer
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Steven Hayward
Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan' (as Steven F. Hayward) / Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan' Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan' (as Steven F. Hayward) / Himself - Author, 'The Age of Reagan'   See fewer
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Lesley Stahl
Herself - Fmr White House Correspondent, CBS News / Fmr White House Corresponent, CBS News / Herself - CBS News Herself - Fmr White House Correspondent, CBS News / Fmr White House Corresponent, CBS News / Herself - CBS News   See fewer
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Ken Auletta
Himself - Author, 'Greed and Glory on Wall Street' / Himself - Author, 'Three Blind Mice' Himself - Author, 'Greed and Glory on Wall Street' / Himself - Author, 'Three Blind Mice'   See fewer
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David Bianculli
Himself - Television Critic, 'Fresh Air' / Himself - Television Critic, Fresh Air Himself - Television Critic, 'Fresh Air' / Himself - Television Critic, Fresh Air   See fewer
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Downtown Julie Brown
Herself - Fmr MTV VJ Herself - Fmr MTV VJ   See fewer
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Phil Donahue
Himself - The Phil Donahue Show Himself - The Phil Donahue Show   See fewer
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Mark J. Goodman
Himself - MTV VJ Himself - MTV VJ   See fewer
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Renee Graham
Herself - Columnist, 'The Boston Globe' Herself - Columnist, 'The Boston Globe'   See fewer
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Jeff Greenfield
Himself - Journalist / Himself - Journalist and Author Himself - Journalist / Himself - Journalist and Author   See fewer
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John Heilemann
Himself - Bloomberg Politics / Himself - Managing Editor, Bloomberg News Himself - Bloomberg Politics / Himself - Managing Editor, Bloomberg News   See fewer
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Mike Jensen
Himself - NBC News Himself - NBC News   See fewer
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Tim Naftali
Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Historian Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Historian   See fewer
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Colin Powell
Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor / Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor (as Gen. Colin Powell) Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor / Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor (as Gen. Colin Powell)   See fewer
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Martha Quinn
Herself - Fmr MTV VJ / Herself - Original MTV VJ Herself - Fmr MTV VJ / Herself - Original MTV VJ   See fewer
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Evan Thomas
Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Journalist and Author Himself - Author and Historian / Himself - Journalist and Author   See fewer
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Judy Woodruff
Herself - Fmr White House Correspondent, NBC News Herself - Fmr White House Correspondent, NBC News   See fewer
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Robin Wright
Herself - Contributing Writer, The New Yorker Herself - Contributing Writer, The New Yorker   See fewer
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Julian Zelizer
Himself - Professor of History, Princeton University / Himself - Professor of History, Princeton University (as Julian E. Zelizer) Himself - Professor of History, Princeton University / Himself - Professor of History, Princeton University (as Julian E. Zelizer)   See fewer
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Ken Adelman
Himself - Fmr Dir, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency Himself - Fmr Dir, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency   See fewer
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Charles Bierbauer
Himself - CNN Himself - CNN   See fewer
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William Black
Himself - Fmr Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank Board Himself - Fmr Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank Board   See fewer
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Steven Bochco
Himself - Co-Creator, 'Hill Street Blues' Himself - Co-Creator, 'Hill Street Blues'   See fewer
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Bob Brown
20 / Himself - 20 20 / Himself - 20   See fewer
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Bryan Burrough
Himself - Author, 'Barbarians at the Gate' Himself - Author, 'Barbarians at the Gate'   See fewer
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James Burrows
Executive producer and co-creator, 'Cheers' Executive producer and co-creator, 'Cheers'   See fewer
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Nolan Bushnell
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Frank Buzzard
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Lou Cannon
Himself - Author, 'President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime' Himself - Author, 'President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime'   See fewer
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Ed Catmull
Himself - Pixar and Disney Animation Studios Himself - Pixar and Disney Animation Studios   See fewer
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Stewart Cheifet
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Chuck D
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Dick Clark
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Martin Cooper
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Barbara Corday
Herself - Co-creator, 'Cagney & Lacey' Herself - Co-creator, 'Cagney & Lacey'   See fewer
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Richard O. Covey
Himself Himself   See fewer
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James Curran
Himself - Centers for Disease Control (as Dr. James Curran) Himself - Centers for Disease Control (as Dr. James Curran)   See fewer
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Michael Dobbs
Himself - Author, 'Down with Big Brother' Himself - Author, 'Down with Big Brother'   See fewer
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Patrick Duffy
Actor, 'Dallas' Actor, 'Dallas'   See fewer
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Diane English
Herself - Creator, 'Murphy Brown' Herself - Creator, 'Murphy Brown'   See fewer
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David Ensor
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Don Farmer
Himself - CNN Himself - CNN   See fewer
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Mike Farrell
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Anthony Fauci
Himself - Himself -   See fewer
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Roy Firestone
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David France
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Donald Francis
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Barney Frank
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Robert Gallo
Himself - National Cancer Institute Himself - National Cancer Institute   See fewer
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Nelson George
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David Gergen
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Charles Gibson
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Wendy Girard
Marion Hammond Marion Hammond   See fewer
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Bernard Goldberg
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Fred Graham
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Thane Gustafson
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Bruce Hall
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Mark Halperin
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Mark Harmon
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Mary Hart
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David E. Hoffman
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Susanna Hoffs
Herself - Musician, The Bangles Herself - Musician, The Bangles   See fewer
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Linda Holmes
Herself - Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Herself - Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR   See fewer
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Harold Jaffe
Himself - Centers for Disease Control (as Dr. Harold Jaffe) Himself - Centers for Disease Control (as Dr. Harold Jaffe)   See fewer
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Cleve Jones
Creator, AIDS Memorial Quilt / Himself - Gay Community Leader Creator, AIDS Memorial Quilt / Himself - Gay Community Leader   See fewer
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Alan Kay
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Sandy Kenyon
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Larry Kramer
Co-founder, Act Up / Co-founder, Gay Men's Health Crisis / Himself - Author and Playwright Co-founder, Act Up / Co-founder, Gay Men's Health Crisis / Himself - Author and Playwright   See fewer
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Mathilde Krim
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Ken Levine
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Shelley Long
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Sharron Lovejoy
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Doug Macrae
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Lori Majewski
Herself - Author, Mad World Herself - Author, Mad World   See fewer
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Caryn Mandabach
Herself - Producer, 'The Cosby Show' Herself - Producer, 'The Cosby Show'   See fewer
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Kevin Maney
Himself Himself   See fewer
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James Mann
Himself - Author, 'The Rebellion of President Reagan' Himself - Author, 'The Rebellion of President Reagan'   See fewer
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Michael Mann
Herself - Executive producer, 'Miami Vice' Herself - Executive producer, 'Miami Vice'   See fewer
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Jack F. Matlock Jr.
Himself - Fmr U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. (as Jack Matlock) Himself - Fmr U.S. Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. (as Jack Matlock)   See fewer
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Jane Mayer
Herself - Fmr Reporter, Wall Street Journal Herself - Fmr Reporter, Wall Street Journal   See fewer
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Jay McInerney
Himself - Author, 'Brights Lights, Big City' Himself - Author, 'Brights Lights, Big City'   See fewer
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Bethany McLean
Herself - Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Herself - Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair   See fewer
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Doyle McManus
Himself - Co-author, 'Landslide: The Unmaking of the President' Himself - Co-author, 'Landslide: The Unmaking of the President'   See fewer
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Wendy Melvoin
Herself - Guitarist, Prince and the Revolution Herself - Guitarist, Prince and the Revolution   See fewer
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Pat Mitchell
CEO, PBS / Herself - Fmr President CEO, PBS / Herself - Fmr President   See fewer
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Andrea Naversen
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Joe Nocera
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Joel Peresman
Himself - President, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Himself - President, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame   See fewer
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Stephen Pizzo
Himself - Author, 'Inside Job' Himself - Author, 'Inside Job'   See fewer
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David Pogue
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Poindexter
Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor Himself - Fmr National Security Advisor   See fewer
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Rakim
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Richard Reeves
Himself - Author, 'President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination' Himself - Author, 'President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination'   See fewer
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Nile Rodgers
Himself - Music Producer Himself - Music Producer   See fewer
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Morley Safer
Himself - 60 Minutes Himself - 60 Minutes   See fewer
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Victor Sebestyen
Himself - Author, 'Revolution 1989' Himself - Author, 'Revolution 1989'   See fewer
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Robert Service
Himself - Author, 'Comrades: A World History of Communism' Himself - Author, 'Comrades: A World History of Communism'   See fewer
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Paul Shafer
Himself - Musical director, 'Late Night with David Letterman' Himself - Musical director, 'Late Night with David Letterman'   See fewer
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Tom Shales
Himself - Television Critic Himself - Television Critic   See fewer
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Maria Shriver
Herself - ABC News Herself - ABC News   See fewer
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Mervyn Silverman
Fmr President, AMFAR (as Dr. Mervyn Silverman) / Himself - Fmr San Francisco Health Director Fmr President, AMFAR (as Dr. Mervyn Silverman) / Himself - Fmr San Francisco Health Director   See fewer
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Allan Sloan
Himself - Journalist, Forbes Himself - Journalist, Forbes   See fewer
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Terence Smith
Himself - CBS News Himself - CBS News   See fewer
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Andrew Ross Sorkin
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Michael Specter
Himself - Staff Writer, The New Yorker Himself - Staff Writer, The New Yorker   See fewer
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Penelope Spheeris
Herself - Filmmaker Herself - Filmmaker   See fewer
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Peter Staley
Himself - AIDS Activist Himself - AIDS Activist   See fewer
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David Steinberg
Himself - Comedian Himself - Comedian   See fewer
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James B. Stewart
Himself - Author, 'Den of Thieves' Himself - Author, 'Den of Thieves'   See fewer
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Gillian Tett
Herself - U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times Herself - U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times   See fewer
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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Himself - Musician and Record Producer Himself - Musician and Record Producer   See fewer
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Ted Turner
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Henry Waxman
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Jeanne White
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Ann Wilson
Herself - Musician, Heart Herself - Musician, Heart   See fewer
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Phill Wilson
AMFAR Member / Act Up Member / Himself - Founder, Black AIDS Institute AMFAR Member / Act Up Member / Himself - Founder, Black AIDS Institute   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 731 votes