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Stranger Things • “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (2016) • Teleplay

Stranger Things • “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers” (2016) • Teleplay

Stranger Things

"Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers"

Teleplay | Script

Written By: The Duffer Brothers

Pilot DraftMontauk

Season 1July 15, 2016Netflix

On his way home from a friend's house, young Will sees something terrifying. Nearby, a sinister secret lurks in the depths of a government lab.

I'm the only one acting normal here -- I'm the only one who cares about Will!

Mike,
pg. 46

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Born February 15, 1984. Ross Duffer is a producer, director and writer known for for Stranger Things (2016-2021), Wayward Pines (2015).

Born February 15, 1984. Matt Duffer is a producer, director and writer known for for Stranger Things (2016-2021), Wayward Pines (2015), We All Fall Down.

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Cast

Notable Cast
Winona Ryder Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer width= Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Noah Schnapp Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Cara Buono Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Sadie Sink Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Priah Ferguson Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Dacre Montgomery Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Brett Gelman Brett Gelman ... Murray Bauman
Matthew Modine Matthew Modine ... Martin Brenner
Joe Chrest Joe Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Sean Astin Sean Astin ... Bob Newby
Paul Reiser Paul Reiser ... Sam Owens
Andrey Ivchenko Andrey Ivchenko ... Grigori
Gabriella Pizzolo Gabriella Pizzolo ... Suzie
Cary Elwes Cary Elwes ... Mayor Larry Kline
Alec Utgoff Alec Utgoff ... Dr. Alexei

Awards

Notable Wins
Netflix ... TV Program of the Year (2016/2017)
Best Streaming Horror & Thriller Series ... Netflix
Best Supporting Actress in Streaming Presentation ... Maya Hawke
Choice Summer TV Show ... Stranger Things
Choice Summer TV Star: Female ... Millie Bobby Brown
Choice Summer TV Star: Male ... Noah Schnapp
Outstanding Effects Simulations - "Melting Tom/Bruce ... Aleksandr Starkov, Nathan Arbuckle, Christian Gaumond, James Dong
Outstanding Sound Editing ... For Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt

Box Office

(2021) U.S. Dollars
Budget...$13,000,000 (est)
Opening weekend...$ --
Gross (US & Canada)...$ --
Gross (World)...$ --

Poster

U.S. Version

Sources

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Cast Photos ... IMDb
Box Office ... IMDb Pro
Poster ... Netflix
Awards ... AFI Awards (2016/2017)
Saturn Awards ... 45th Saturn Awards (2019)
Teen Choice Awards ... Fox (2019)
Primetime Emmy ... 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2020)
VES Awards ... 18th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2019
Studio ... Netflix

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