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Halt and Catch Fire 

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Follows some players in the 80s technological revolution that lead to information society.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lee Pace ...  Joe MacMillan 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Scoot McNairy ...  Gordon Clark 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Mackenzie Davis ...  Cameron Howe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Kerry Bishé ...  Donna Clark / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Toby Huss ...  John Bosworth 40 episodes, 2014-2017
August Emerson ...  Malcolm Levitan 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Alana Cavanaugh ...  Haley Clark 19 episodes, 2014-2016
Morgan Hinkleman ...  Joanie Clark / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Annabeth Gish ...  Diane Gould 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Nick Pupo ...  Carl 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Cooper Andrews ...  Yo-Yo Engberk 17 episodes, 2014-2016
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Storyline

Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie. Written by AMC

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Silicon Valley here we come. (Season 3) See more »

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halt and Catch Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Snellville, Georgia, USA See more »

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AMC Studios See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Scoot McNairy (Gordon Clark) interviewed computer engineers to see what their personal and professional quirks were. He then applied some of these findings to help ground his character. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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After watching Season One, it's a 10 out of 10 and wanting more!
4 August 2014 | by englevaktenSee all my reviews

This show catches the nostalgic momentum that so many of us old school geeks long for.

Why we got into computers to begin with. Why we spend extensive time playing with our electronics. Our type, we're here in abundance, and the need to get the word out that this is a "real" feel good reason why we got hooked to begin with... It often takes multiple seasons before you really catch the eye of a target group, but the production of HACF gets the attention of so many others in addition. Us, the geeks, we've just been waiting for a series that gets into the heart of why and how the society started with electronic niche needs... Just like Hackers and somewhat Silicon Valley HACF gives the feeling of consent and belonging from a time when the concept of using a computer for more than spreads was frowned upon.

The whole concept has so much to build on; the series can come together again. But it doesn't need to. Take any one of those paths at the end of the season, and there's a new story just waiting to be told. Keep it on the air. And if no, just know some other production is going to milk the concept!

Englevakten


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