Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 02, 2002
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network
Genre

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The Wire

In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.

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05x10 -30- Aired: Mar. 09, 2008

A damaging report by Pearlman and Daniels gets a reaction from Carcetti, while Haynes finds little support for his concerns about a reporters …

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The show had 5 seasons and 60 episodes air between 2002 and 2008.

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  • Domenick Lombardozzi speaks with the accent of his native South Bronx, which producers did not believe Lombardozzi would be able to convincingly hide and so did not ask him to try, planning a…
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    Domenick Lombardozzi speaks with the accent of his native South Bronx, which producers did not believe Lombardozzi would be able to convincingly hide and so did not ask him to try, planning a future explanation as to why the character was policing in Baltimore. Ultimately, in the fifth season premiere episode, "More with Less", Herc mentions having come from the Bronx when he makes a reference to his hometown New York Yankees being historically more successful than the Baltimore Orioles.
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  • Appeared on Time magazine's list of the "All-Time 100 TV Shows" by critic James Poniewozik in the September 5, 2007 issue.
  • 'David Simon' (II)'s books "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" and "The Corner" (written with Ed Burns) both mention the real Dennis Wise. He is described as one of the two most…
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    'David Simon' (II)'s books "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" and "The Corner" (written with Ed Burns) both mention the real Dennis Wise. He is described as one of the two most infamous contract killers active in Baltimore during the late 1970s - Vernon Collins being the other. Police were frustrated by the fact that no witnesses could be found against either man. Neither Wise nor Collins would break under intense police questioning, refusing to say anything other than to request a lawyer. Dennis Wise was eventually sentenced to life in prison in 1979 for a contract killing. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology while in prison. In 1999, Maryland Correctional officials transferred Wise to an Arizona prison in Yuma because he was allegedly leading an influential prison gang. Wise wrote a novel called The Wolf Trap while in prison.
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