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.

02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

Det. Lester Freamon: You do any accents? English, British, Scottish, something like that?
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [trying British accent] Crikey! I was looking to get a little hanky-panky and this one bloke gave me this number to call when I got across the pond.
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: [laughs]
Det. Lester Freamon: [laughs] Work on it, son.
02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [to Rhonda, looking at his report] There were two of them, I was outnumbered.
02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

The Greek: The world is a smaller place now. And the FBI cares very much about such things.
02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: What the fuck is that?
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: It's a man's purse. European men like yourself sometimes carry one.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: [mumbles] Hm. Them people ain't right over there.
02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: [on the phone] Did he have hands? Did he have a face? Yes? Then it wasn't us...
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: [laughs, hangs up the phone]... idiot.
02x09 - Stray Rounds Season 2 / Episode 9: - Stray Rounds

Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [about the two prostitutes he did not stop having sex with, even though the police was raiding the place] There were two of them. I was outnumbered.
02x08 - Duck and Cover Season 2 / Episode 8: - Duck and Cover

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: It takes a whore to catch a whore.
Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: What the fuck did I do?
02x08 - Duck and Cover Season 2 / Episode 8: - Duck and Cover

The Greek: It's a new world, Frank. You should go out and spend some of the money on something you can touch. New car, new coat... It's why we get up in the morning, huh?
02x08 - Duck and Cover Season 2 / Episode 8: - Duck and Cover

Chester 'Ziggy' Sobotka: How come they don't fly away?
02x08 - Duck and Cover Season 2 / Episode 8: - Duck and Cover

Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: [Reading an affadavit] You all cannot spell for shit.
Det. William Moreland: Well, would we be police if we could?
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski: What if they're not sneaking anything off this time? What then?
Det. Lester Freamon: Ah then, tragically, you will have wasted yet another day in a life you've already misspent in the service of the City of Baltimore.
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: Now look. We all got roles to play.
Det. Lester Freamon: What's your role?
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: I'm just a humble motherfucker with a big-ass dick.
Det. Lester Freamon: You give yourself too much credit.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: OK, then. I ain't all that humble.
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Sgt. Ellis Carver: [about Herc, modeling sunglasses] His name is Head. Dick Head.
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Thomas 'Horseface' Pakusa: Don't worry, kid. You're still on the clock.
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Elena McNulty: I can care about you, and I can want us to be friends. And if you give me enough time, Jimmy, maybe I will actually want you to be happy. But how the hell am I supposed to trust you?
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Lt. Cedric Daniels: You know what I love? The mind that's always a step ahead of me. The person who never stops thinking it through. That's what I fell in love with first.
Marla Daniels: You know what I fell in love with first? Do you? Your ambition. Where did that man go?
02x07 - Backwash Season 2 / Episode 7: - Backwash

Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski: What if they're not sneaking anything off this time? What then?
Freamon: Ah then, tragically, you will have wasted yet another day in a life you've already misspent in the service of the City of Baltimore.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

D'Angelo Barksdale: He's saying that the past is always with us, and where we come from, what we go through, how we go through it, all this shit matters. I mean, that's what I thought he meant.
Book Group Leader: Go ahead.
D'Angelo Barksdale: Like at the end of the book, you know, boats and tides and all. It's like you can change up, right, you can say you somebody new, you can give yourself a whole new story. But, what came first is who you really are and what happened before is what really happened. And it don't matter that some fool say he different cuz the only thing that make you different is what you really do, what you really go through. Like, ya know, like all them books in his library. He frontin with all them books, but if you pull one down off the shelf, ain't none of the pages ever been opened. He got all them books, and he ain't read near one of 'em. Gatsby, he was who he was, and he did what he did. And cuz he wasn't ready to get real with the story, that shit caught up to him. I think, anyway.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Omar Little: That wasn't no attempt murder.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: What was it, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: I shot the boy Mike-Mike in his hind parts, that all. [Jury laughs] Fixed it up so he couldn't sit right. [Judge chuckles]
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: Why'd you shoot Mike-Mike in his, um, hind parts, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: Let's say we had a disagreement.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: A disagreement over?
Omar Little: Well, you see, Mike-Mike thought he should keep that cocaine he was slingin' and the money he was makin' from slingin' it. I thought otherwise.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Maurice 'Maury' Levy: Why should we believe your testimony then? Why believe anything you say?
Omar Little: That's up to y'all, really.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Maurice 'Maury' Levy: You are amoral, are you not? You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You are stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off...
Omar: Just like you, man.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: ...the culture of drugs. Excuse me? What?
Omar: I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: And what is your occupation?
Omar Little: Occupation?
State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: What exactly do you do for a living, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: I rip and run.
State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: You...?
Omar Little: I robs drug dealers!

02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years and live to tell about it?
Omar: [slight pause, slight shrug] Day at a time, I s'pose.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

D'Angelo Barksdale: [quote after opening credits] It don't matter that some fool say he different...
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: Talk when I say. Not before. [they walk in; Sergei spreads his arms when he sees Joe] Tovarich.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Sergei. My nigga. [he laughs, and they embrace]
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: You're losing weight.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Sheeeit!
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: You're down to nothing. In this country, supermarkets are cathedrals. I worry for you, buddy.
Proposition Joe Stewart: How your peoples, dawg?
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: Same. Good.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Hey, you talk to the man about that other thing, right? 'Cause I can get behind that bidness in a big way.
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: We'll talk. Later. Now, another business.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Right, right. This the man with the raggedy-ass Camaro.
Nickolas 'Nick' Sobotka: Wasn't mine, it was my cousin's. Wasn't all that raggedy. [Sergei gives Nick a disapproving look, then turns to Joe]
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: Sorry. Nicky is with us. His cousin... [he rolls his eyes and shakes his head, then shrugs]... but family cannot be helped.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Who you tellin'? I got muthafuckin' nephews and in-laws fuckin' all my shit up all the time, and it ain't like I can pop a cap in they ass and not hear about it Thanksgivin' time. For real, I'm livin' life with some burdensome niggas. [he turns to Nick] So what the fuck? [Sergei motions for Nick to sit; he does] You ain't pay my boy Cheese, and Cheese ain't payin' me, right? Now I ain't talkin' 'bout all the money in the world, but it ain't like Cheese be in a position out on that corner to let ya cuz exemplify shit, you feel? The man cut you some slack, and soon every fuckin'-up white boy be on his titty.
Nickolas 'Nick' Sobotka: We wanna pay what we owe. Twenty-seven, anyway. And we're gonna have it soon enough.
Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: Your man doubled it, though.
Nickolas 'Nick' Sobotka: He also burned the car. Now, the Blue Book on that Camaro is fifty-one.
Proposition Joe Stewart: [in disbelief] Now, let me understand. You gonna come up in here havin' fucked up a package, askin' me to tell Cheese, who you fucked it up on, to pay you out twenty-four hundred dollars?
Nickolas 'Nick' Sobotka: He gets to keep the Camaro.
Proposition Joe Stewart: [to Sergei] Just how good a friend is this muthafucka to y'all? [Sergei shrugs. Joe motions to one of his men, who counts out a stack of bills; Joe passes the money to Nick] The Cheese ain't gonna be happy havin' to pay me back, so I would advise y'all to give him some distance.
Nickolas 'Nick' Sobotka: Just so he don't come back on my cousin. [Sergei motions him out] Anyway... thanks for bein' straight on this.
Proposition Joe Stewart: Fool, if it wasn't for Sergei here, you and ya cuz both would be cadaverous muthafuckas.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Prosecutor: Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years, and live to tell about it?
Omar: Day at a time, I suppose.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Omar: [to attorney Levy, in court] We are the same: I have my gun, you have your briefcase.
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Maurice 'Maury' Levy: You are amoral, are you not? You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You're stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off...
Omar: Just like you, man.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: ...the culture of drugs... Excuse me, what?
Omar: I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. It's all in the game, though, right?
02x06 - All Prologue Season 2 / Episode 6: - All Prologue

Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [about the murderer Omar testified against in court] You really seen him shoot the man?
Omar: You really asking?
02x05 - Undertow Season 2 / Episode 5: - Undertow

Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: He play you hard?
Bubbles: I go at him respectable. He put that goddamn shotgun in my face, man. I'm looking at two goddamn tubes of the Harbor Tunnel staring right at me. [McNulty laughs] Each one about yea-big. I damn near piss my pants.

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