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

Top Contributors

The Wire tv show photo

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.

02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Yo, Rock.
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Huh?
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Be subtle with it, man. [pauses] You know what subtle means?
Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty: Laid back and shit.
02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls: If they work for me, they need my OK. Good news is I got no problem with anyone on your list. Except McNulty. No McNulty. Nothing that even resembles the son-of-a-bitch.
Lt. Cedric Daniels: That bad, huh?
Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls: He quits or he drowns. That's the only two things getting him off the fucking boat so help me God.
02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: [quote after opening credits] If I hear the music, I'm gonna dance.
02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Nick Sobotka: Every morning I ask myself, is today the day I drive down to Fort Armistead and stare out at the harbor? No, I figure eventually, if I mind my own business, uncle Frank will call and wake my ass up at 7 in the goddamn morning and get my ass down there for some mysterious fucking reason. So hey.
02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: You ain't gonna play that country shit, right? I hate that country shit.
02x04 - Hard Cases Season 2 / Episode 4: - Hard Cases

Frank Sobotka: [denying any knowledge of the dead girls] I have a wife! I have daughters! I don't like what you're thinking!
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Chinese Seaman: [Speaking foreign language]
Moreland: Hey, hey.
Chinese Seaman: ...English.
Middle Eastern Seaman: No English.
Eastern European Seaman: ...English.
Arab Seaman: English...
Moreland: Kunta kinte, yabbdabba dabba do.
African Seaman: Huh...?
Freamon: Hah mishy gishy gushy gushy mishy meshy mushy, motherfucker.
African Seaman: Eh?
Freamon: Eh! Negro, you can not travel half way around the world and not speak any motherfuckin' English.
African Seaman: [Speaking foreign language]
Freamon: English, motherfucker!
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Russell 'Stringer' Bell: While back, I took a stroll through the pit. I saw that kid we got running things down there, uh, Poot. Now, he got the cell phone I gave him for the business, right there on his hip. But, the nigga got another cell phone that only rang when the pussy called. Now, if this no-count nigga got two cell phones, how the fuck you gonna sell any more of them motherfuckers? That's market saturation.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Omar Little: Look, Dante, what's it gonna take for you to be convinced, man? I don't bag no babies. [pauses] Huh?
Dante: What you think? [Omar and Dante start making out]
Dante: You gonna have to do better than that.
Omar Little: Oh, indeed.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Det. Lester Freamon: What did he call Cole?
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: Collateral damage.
Det. Lester Freamon: I'm feelin' pretty damn collateral myself, I gotta say.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: You got yourself a hell of a case.
Moreland: Fuck you very much.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell: [quote after opening credits] What they need is a union.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Omar Little: Spread the word, darlin'. Omar back.
02x03 - Hot Shots Season 2 / Episode 3: - Hot Shots

Sgt. Jay Landsman: [to Officer Russell] For you I would suggest some pantsuits, perhaps muted in color, something to offset Detective Moreland's pinstripe lawyerly affectations and the brash tweedy impertinence of Detective Freamon. Rawls is watching on this one, let's at least pretend we got a fucking clue.
Freamon: Tweedy impertinence? I like that.
02x02 - Collateral Damage Season 2 / Episode 2: - Collateral Damage

Det. Ellis Carver: Word comes down this morning. We're supposed to ride past your union hall twice a day and paper the cars. [i.e. put tickets on them]
Frank Sobotka: You work for a gaping asshole!
Det. Ellis Carver: More than one, actually.
02x02 - Collateral Damage Season 2 / Episode 2: - Collateral Damage

Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [quote at end of opening credits] They can chew you up, but then they gotta spit you out.
02x02 - Collateral Damage Season 2 / Episode 2: - Collateral Damage

Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: You're not the run-of-the-mill kind of asshole, are you, Jimmy? You're a special kind of asshole.
02x02 - Collateral Damage Season 2 / Episode 2: - Collateral Damage

DA Pearlman: What's the worst thing on a woman? A drunken Irishman.
02x02 - Collateral Damage Season 2 / Episode 2: - Collateral Damage

Dep. Comm.: What's this Sobotka to you?
Maj. Stanislaus 'Stan' Valchek: He's an asshole.
02x01 - Ebb Tide Season 2 / Episode 1: - Ebb Tide

Sean' 'Shamrock' 'McGinty: We done gone so far from Baltimore, we're losing the station. Yo, try a Philly station or some shit like that.
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: The radio in Philly is different?
Sean' 'Shamrock' 'McGinty: Nigga, please. You gotta be fucking with me right? You ain't never heard a radio station outside of Baltimore?
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: Yo man, I ain't never left Baltimore except that Boys Village shit one day, and I wasn't tryin' to hear no radio up in that bitch.
02x01 - Ebb Tide Season 2 / Episode 1: - Ebb Tide

Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: The Bunk can't swim. I ain't too good at floatin' either.
02x01 - Ebb Tide Season 2 / Episode 1: - Ebb Tide

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: Fuck me. I still cannot type.
02x01 - Ebb Tide Season 2 / Episode 1: - Ebb Tide

Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: If white boys wanna sell drugs in Baltimore, they have to make different laws for it, like even it out for 'em.
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: Affirmative action.
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: Leave no white man behind.
02x01 - Ebb Tide Season 2 / Episode 1: - Ebb Tide

Frank Sobotka: For your information I wake up every morning with an angry blue-veined diamond cutter. I was gonna enlighten the president of local 47 on this particular point and he chose to depart. Blue steel, gentlemen, 3 & 1/2 inches of hard blue steel.
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

Det. Ellis Carver: See, that's why we can't win.
Det. Thomas Hauk: Why not?
Det. Ellis Carver: They fuck up, they get beat. We fuck up, they give us pensions.
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

D'Angelo Barksdale: All my people, man. My father, my uncles, my cousins. It's just what we do. You just live this shit until you can't breathe no more.
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

D'Angelo Barksdale: I want what Wallace wanted. I want to start over. That's what I want. I don't care where. Anywhere. I don't give a fuck. I just want to go somewhere where I can breathe like regular folk. You give me that and I give you him.
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

Maj. William A. Rawls: [to McNulty] I want to see you land okay, Jimmy. So tell me, where don't you want to go?
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: Jesus, what the fuck did I do?
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: You happy now, bitch?
01x13 - Sentencing Season 1 / Episode 13: - Sentencing

Omar Little: All in the game yo, all in the game.

You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.