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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 Wire is Canceled/Ended
The show had 5 seasons and 60 episodes air between 2002 and 2008.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Jun. 02, 2002
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
60 min.
Aired:
2002 - 2008
To-Date:
5 Seasons
60 Episodes
Network
HBO TV Network
Genre

Series Fun Facts

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  • When Dominic West first auditioned on videotape from his London home, he tried to have his girlfriend read the lines for the other characters in the scene. But her English accent kept…
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    When Dominic West first auditioned on videotape from his London home, he tried to have his girlfriend read the lines for the other characters in the scene. But her English accent kept throwing him off and he kept laughing. So West performed the scene himself by leaving pauses where the other character's lines were supposed to be. West admits to imitating Robert De Niro for his audition. At first, the producers found the audition tape "weird" and "comic" but they reconsidered when they concentrated on West's performance. When West was offered the role, he became reluctant because the contract was for five seasons. But his agent convinced him that the show would not last more than one. It ended up lasting five seasons.
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  • In season one, two detectives, Augustus Polk and Patrick Mahon - were assigned to the Barksdale detail. The names "Polk" and "Mahon" are a play on "pogue mahone," the anglicized version of an…
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    In season one, two detectives, Augustus Polk and Patrick Mahon - were assigned to the Barksdale detail. The names "Polk" and "Mahon" are a play on "pogue mahone," the anglicized version of an Irish expression meaning "kiss my ass."
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  • The character of Sgt. Jay Landsman played by Delaney Williams was based on Jay Landsman, a real-life Sergeant with the Baltimore County Police. He was featured in David Simon's book…
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    The character of Sgt. Jay Landsman played by Delaney Williams was based on Jay Landsman, a real-life Sergeant with the Baltimore County Police. He was featured in David Simon's book "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets". Landsman himself joined the cast in the third season playing Lt. Mello.
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