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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  • Some of the show's interiors, including McNulty's apartment set and the police station's offices, were constructed inside a former Sam's Club Warehouse store. The zoning for that building…
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    Some of the show's interiors, including McNulty's apartment set and the police station's offices, were constructed inside a former Sam's Club Warehouse store. The zoning for that building dictated that its tenant had to be a retail business, and when the producers got into trouble for renting the building without selling anything from it, they considered opening a store there to sell t-shirts, DVDs, and other show souvenirs before the issue was finally resolved.
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  • According to a David Simon audio commentary, Chris Partlow was a victim of molestation, explaining his ferocious attack on Michael Lee's stepfather.
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