The Deuce (2017– )
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Vincent is blindsided by an unexpected partner after putting the finishing touches on his new bar, causing Frankie to blow a gasket.

Director:

James Franco

Writers:

George Pelecanos (created by), David Simon (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Larry Brown
Chris Bauer ... Bobby Dwyer
Gary Carr ... C.C.
Chris Coy ... Paul Hendrickson
Dominique Fishback ... Darlene
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Chris Alston
Margarita Levieva ... Abigail 'Abby' Parker
Emily Meade ... Lori
Natalie Paul ... Sandra Washington
Michael Rispoli ... Rudy Pipilo
Kim Director ... Shay
Kayla Foster ... Barbara
Olivia Luccardi ... Melissa
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Storyline

Vincent is blindsided by an unexpected partner after putting the finishing touches on his new bar, causing Frankie to blow a gasket. Meanwhile, Rudy buys into a rival's plan to reconfigure The Deuce and, hopefully, with the support of an ambitious mayor; Candy looks for a way into the filmmaking business; Darlene works overtime to compensate Larry; Bobby pays a price for his recent stress at work; and a menacing drifter proves useful to Vincent when the Hi-Hat finally opens.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eileen and Harvey meet in a deli and Harvey orders kishka. When Eileen asks what kishka is, Harvey laughs and says, "you don't want to know." Kishka (also known as kishke or stuffed derma) is a type of sausage made from a combination of meat and grains, usually stuffed back into the animal's own intestines. Variations on the dish are popular across Russia, Poland, and Eastern Europe, but in the United States it is mostly known as a Jewish dish, popularized by Ashkenazic immigrants from those countries to America. The fact that Harvey orders kishka is supposed to be understood by the viewer as an indication that he is Jewish, and the fact that Eileen has to ask what kishka is (along with her rejection of matzah balls in her chicken soup) is an indication that she is not. See more »

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Features Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

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Out of Sight
Written and Performed by James Brown
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