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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  • SPOILER: In an unusual move for a police series the officers almost never fire their guns. Only one police officer, Prez, ever fires his gun on the show and in all three cases it is a…
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    SPOILER: In an unusual move for a police series the officers almost never fire their guns. Only one police officer, Prez, ever fires his gun on the show and in all three cases it is a mistake. The first time he accidentally shoots the squad room wall. The second time he drunkenly fires a shot into the air and then (compounding his gun mistakes) uses it to pistol whip a teenager, blinding him in one eye. The third time he mistakenly shoots an undercover cop.
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  • Much like its sister show Homicide: Life on the Street, contains numerous references to David Simon's book "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets". For instance, the opening of the very…
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    Much like its sister show Homicide: Life on the Street, contains numerous references to David Simon's book "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets". For instance, the opening of the very first show is lifted directly from the book.
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  • SPOILER: Although Cheese Wagstaff and Randy Wagstaff have the same last names, it is never stated that they are related. David Simon has since confirmed in interviews that Cheese is Randy's…
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    SPOILER: Although Cheese Wagstaff and Randy Wagstaff have the same last names, it is never stated that they are related. David Simon has since confirmed in interviews that Cheese is Randy's father. Simon planned to reveal this in a fifth season episode but later decided against it.
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