Jun. 02, 2002
60 min.
HBO TV Network

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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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  • Senator Clay Davis' catchprase "Sheeeeee-it" didn't appear in the script. It was added by Isiah Whitlock Jr..
  • D'Angelo Barksadale is Avon Barksdale's nephew. In reality, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is only two years younger than Wood Harris and a year older than Idris Elba.
  • SPOILER: According to David Simon, Idris Elba took Stringer's death very hard and that he had to assure Elba that he was talented enough get other roles.
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