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India Eisely stars as Fauna Hodel, a naive girl growing up in mid-sixties Reno, Nevada, who embarks on a quest to discover who she really is. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Jay Singletary, Chris... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Jay Singletary
India Eisley ... Fauna Hodel / Pat
Jefferson Mays ... George Hodel
Leland Orser ... Peter Sullivan
Yul Vazquez ... Billis
Dylan Smith ... Sepp
Golden Brooks ... Jimmy Lee
Jay Paulson ... Ohls
Connie Nielsen ... Corinna Hodel
Ade Chike Torbert ... Calvin
Dabier ... Lewis Ferguson
Brad Beyer ... Flashlight Cop
Devon Bostick ... Tommy
Sheila Shaw ... Sister Sarah
Theo Marshall ... Detective Cuddy


India Eisely stars as Fauna Hodel, a naive girl growing up in mid-sixties Reno, Nevada, who embarks on a quest to discover who she really is. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Jay Singletary, Chris Pine, a soldier recently returned from the Korean war, now a hack reporter, covers a gruesome murder. Written by OC Movie Reviews

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Release Date:

27 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Jenkins + Pine, Studio T See more »
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16:9 HD
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The birth certificate shows that Fauna Hodel was born 1 Aug 1949, but the real Fauna Hodel was born 1 Aug 1951. See more »


While the mother is drinking from a bottle of vodka, the level in the bottle goes from 25% full to nearly full and the shape of the bottle changes. See more »

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1960's film noir is so mesmermizing I wish I could binge watch it through to the end
29 January 2019 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

This first episode was over as soon as it seemed to have started. This story is so intriguing that it will surely capture a significant viewing audience and be the main conversation at the company water cooler. For us baby boomers the 1960's were a magical yet simpler time. The producers have done an excellent job with recreating the Reno Nevada and Los Angeles city landscapes as well as the fashion styles of the 1960's era.

Mrs. Shullivan and I love a good old fashioned film noir/mystery and "I Am the Night" is simply top notch. A pretty young girl named Pat (India Eisley) is being raised by her mother Jimmy Lee (Golden Brooks) until she finds out her real name is Fauna Hodel and her birth mother and grandfather live in Los Angeles. So which 15 year old mixed race girl who seems to be an outcast at her high school by both whites and blacks would not want to seek out her family roots?

There is a somewhat sneaky paparazzi named Jay Singletary (Chris Pine) who knows how to get that money shot that no one else could get and although he comes across as a bit of a druggie loser, we also hear that at the young age of 18 he was writing award winning stories for a reputable U.S. newspaper.

So Fauna Hodel gets on a bus and is headed to LA to seek out her roots........she is not alone. Mrs. Shullivan and I can't wait for the next episode. What a great series.

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