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The Wire - The Complete First Season
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Overview - Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Unlike most television crime dramas, which neatly introduce and then solve a case all in the space of one hour, HBO's THE WIRE follows one single drug and homicide investigation throughout the length of an entire season. Centered on the drug culture of inner-city Baltimore, the series' storyline unfolds from the points of view of both the criminals lording the streets and the police officers determined to bring them down. This first season introduces detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) and his supervisor, Cedric Daniels (Lance Reddick), as they begin to pursue evidence against drug kingpin Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris). Meanwhile, Barksdale and his henchmen Stringer (Idris Elba) and Wee-Bey (Hassan Johnson) concern themselves with a rival drug dealer (Michael K. Williams) who's been cutting into their profits. Created by writer David Simon (THE CORNER, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET), THE WIRE's multifaceted approach offers a nuanced overview of every aspect of the drug trade and the complex morality of its participants.

Cast List

Sonja Sohn - Actress, SLAM
Lance Reddick - Star, BAD CITY (2006)
Andre Royo - Actor, TV series The Wire
Wendell Pierce - ACTOR
Larry Gilliard Jr. - Actor
Clayton Lebouef - Actor, TV series The Wire
Wood Harris - REMEMBER THE TITANS
Wendy Grantham - Actress, TV series The Wire
Michael K. Williams - Actor, TV series The Wire
Michael B. Jordan - Actor, HARDBALL (2001)
J.D. Williams - Actor, MR. SMITH GETS A HUSTLER (2002)
Hassan Johnson - ACTOR
David Simon - Author, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
Idris Elba - British actor, THE WIRE
Dominick Lombardozzi
Seth Gilliam - American Actor
Dominic West - Actor, 28 DAYS, THE WIRE, CHICAGO (2002)

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929466610
  • Genre: Television: HBO
  • Rating: TVMA
  • Release Date: January 2015

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"13 rivetingly intricate episodes..." - 10/01/2004 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.120


"[G]ripping..." - 04/01/2005 Uncut, p.144


"[T]his looks like a masterpiece." - 06/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.85


Ranked #8 in Uncut's Best TV DVDs Of 2005 -- "[G]ritty and gripping....Determined not to insult your intelligence with even a lick of sentimentality..." - 01/01/2006 Uncut, p.84-85

 
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