Halt and Catch Fire

2014 NR 2 seasons

Halt and Catch Fire

2014 NR 2 seasons
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Re-creating the dawn of the personal computer era, this digital drama tracks the fates of an industry visionary and his brilliant colleagues, whose quest for success gives rise to excitement, perils and a battle of egos.
Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé, Toby Huss, Aleksa Palladino
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 3 discs

This drama series follows the pioneers who made Texas a proving ground for the burgeoning computer industry in the early 1980s, centering on an engineer, a design prodigy and a visionary leader.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Halt and Catch Fire is a fast-moving period drama set in the 1980s that features unbleeped swearing (from "ass" and "balls" to "bulls--t") and simulated sex that's suggestive but steers clear of showing sensitive body parts. There's also some occasional social drinking and mild violence (fistfights and verbal arguments).

Sexual Content

No sensitive body parts are shown, but simulated sex can be steamy and suggestive.


Infrequent fistfights and shouting matches.


Unbleeped language includes words such as "son of a bitch" and "bulls--t."

Social Behavior

Morality can be murky, but the series glamorizes innovation, passion, and drive -- and the hard work that goes into it.


Real-life tech companies that play a role in the plot include IBM, Texas Instruments, and Apple.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking sometimes leads to recklessness and poor decision-making. Characters smoke cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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