The Get Down (2016–2017)
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Where There Is Ruin, There Is Hope for a Treasure 

Zeke's resolve to woo a girl sends him into a dizzying, dangerous nightclub scene, where he crosses paths with a nimble local legend.

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Writers:

Baz Luhrmann (story by), Stephen Adly Guirgis (story by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justice Smith ... Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero
Shameik Moore ... Shaolin Fantastic
Herizen F. Guardiola ... Mylene Cruz
Skylan Brooks ... Ra-Ra Kipling
Tremaine Brown Jr. ... Boo-Boo Kipling
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Cadillac
Jimmy Smits ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
Jaden Smith ... Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling
Daveed Diggs ... Adult Books
Giancarlo Esposito ... Pastor Ramon Cruz
Stefanée Martin ... Yolanda Kipling
Shyrley Rodriguez ... Regina
Mamoudou Athie ... Grandmaster Flash
Karen Aldridge ... Adele Kipling
Kevin Corrigan ... Jackie Moreno
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Storyline

Zeke's resolve to woo a girl sends him into a dizzying, dangerous nightclub scene, where he crosses paths with a nimble local legend.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the episode, the main protagonists mention going to see Star Wars (1977). Jimmy Smits (Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz) played Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequels; Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), and in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes, someone makes a reference to Donna Summer's song Bad Girls and then it begins playing in the background. In the beginning of the show, it CLEARLY states the year was 1977. Bad Girls didn't come out until 1979. See more »

Quotes

Ezekiel 'Books' Figuero: I wanna be your man, Mylene. I know you like me. I like you so much, I can't hardly breathe. I like you so much, I feel like I got thunder and lightning inside of me. You make me nervous. But you also make me calm. Real calm. Calm almost like how God must be calm, you know, Mylene? Calm from loving. I love you. Mylene, I love you. What do you think about that? I don't mean to be conceited or nothing. You know I'm not like that anyway. But if you see how you're looking at me right now, that ...
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Disco Inferno
Written by Leroy Green (uncredited) and Ron Kersey (uncredited)
Performed by The Trammps
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