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The Wire (TV Series –)

The Wire (TV Series –)
TV Series: The Wire (TV Series –)(2005)[tt0306414] Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. Written byahmetkozan
Title The Wire (TV Series –)
Release Date 12 January 2005 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies Blown Deadline Productions, Home Box Office (HBO)
Dominic West
Dominic West...
 Det. James 'Jimmy' ...
John Doman
John Doman...
 Dep. Comm. for Oper...
Deirdre Lovejoy
Deirdre Lovejoy...
 Asst. State's Atty....
Wendell Pierce
Wendell Pierce...
 Det. William 'Bunk'...
Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick...
 Lt. Cedric Daniels ...
Sonja Sohn
Sonja Sohn...
 Det. Shakima 'Kima'...
Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam...
 Sgt. Ellis Carver ...
Domenick Lombardozzi
Domenick Lombardozzi...
 Det. Thomas 'Herc' ...
Clarke Peters
Clarke Peters...
 Det. Lester Freamon...
Andre Royo
Andre Royo...
 Reginald 'Bubbles' ...
Michael Kenneth Williams
Michael Kenneth Williams...
 Omar Little ...
Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost...
 Det. Roland 'Prez' ...
Frankie Faison
Frankie Faison...
 Acting Commissioner...
Corey Parker Robinson
Corey Parker Robinson...
 Det. Leander Sydnor...
Delaney Williams
Delaney Williams...
 Sgt. Jay Landsman ...
J.D. Williams
J.D. Williams...
 Preston 'Bodie' Bro...
Wood Harris
Wood Harris...
 Avon Barksdale ...
Idris Elba
Idris Elba...
 Russell 'Stringer' ...
Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen...
 Councilman Thomas '...
Jamie Hector
Jamie Hector...
 Marlo Stanfield ...
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Gbenga Akinnagbe...
 Chris Partlow ...
Robert Wisdom
Robert Wisdom...
 Howard 'Bunny' Colv...
Anwan Glover
Anwan Glover...
 Slim Charles ...
Felicia Pearson
Felicia Pearson...
 Felicia 'Snoop' Pea...
Chad L. Coleman
Chad L. Coleman...
 Dennis 'Cutty' Wise...
Tray Chaney
Tray Chaney...
 Malik 'Poot' Carr ...
Michael Kostroff
Michael Kostroff...
 Maurice 'Maury' Lev...
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Isiah Whitlock Jr....
 State Sen. R. Clayt...
Robert F. Chew
Robert F. Chew...
 Joseph 'Proposition...

Reviews

=G= on 25 October 2004
HBO's "The Wire", another ground breaking TV crime series from David Simon who grandfathered "Homicide: Life on the Street", raises the bar for crime dramas by dedicating a whole season (13 episodes) to a single story with unparalleled realism. Telling of a motley bunch of detectives who set about to bring down a Baltimore drug ring which supplies a black innercity housing project, the gritty 12 hour first year series slowly develops a broad range of characters from street punks to senators in a world where the blacks and whites of good and evil are reduced to shades of gray and everyone is connected by their humanity for better or for worse. Not the usual cops vs bad guys fare with episodic ups and downs, "The Wire" is one long drama about people which happens in a law enforcement and crime setting. For realists only, this series will require some viewer patience while the complexities of the plot and the characters are developed. One of a kind...so far. (A)

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