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Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt 

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Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only episode, this season, where Steve and Robin (A) are seen outside of the vicinity of the Starcourt Mall and (B) are wearing something other than their uniforms. See more »


All of the events in this chapter occur on July 4. When the kids get to the hill with the antennae, there is a full moon. However, there was no full moon on July 4, 1985. See more »


Jim Hopper: There's something I've been wanting to talk to you both about - and I know this is a difficult conversation. But I care about you both very much. And I know you care about each other very much and that's why it's important that we set these boundaries moving forward so we can build an environment, where we ALL feel comfortable, trusted and open to sharing our feelings.
Jim Hopper: Feelings. Jesus. The truth is, for so long, I'd forgotten what those even were. I've been stuck in one place - in a cave, you ...
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Crazy Credits

The mid-credits scene takes place in a Russian facility and sees Russian soldiers take a prisoner into the feeding cage of the Demogorgon. See more »


References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »


Written by Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, Mark Donica & Adam Jones
Performed by S U R V I V E
from Mnq026
2012, Holodeck
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Did I watch different season with everybody else?

I thought that season 3 started pretty good but it went downhill from there. At the final didn't even care much what the cgi monster and explosions and everything was doing.

Worst season of these all by far, but seems to be totally different opinion from majority

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