Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

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 John Munch (122 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Meldrick Lewis (122 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Lt. Al Giardello (122 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Tim Bayliss (122 episodes, 1993-1999)
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 Frank Pembleton (100 episodes, 1993-1998)
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 Kay Howard / ... (77 episodes, 1993-1997)
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 Mike Kellerman (69 episodes, 1995-1998)
Sharon Ziman ...
 Naomi (51 episodes, 1993-1999)
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A one-hour drama inspired by David Simon's acclaimed non-fiction book "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets." It is at once a mundane yet compelling look in and around a Homicide unit of the Baltimore Police Department, a group of determined individuals who are committed to their grim job at hand. Written by Karina Santos <tallulahg@aol.com>

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Five of Detective Steve Crosetti's cases are alluded to throughout the first three seasons, but none of the investigations appear in any given episode. Thus, the viewers never get to witness Crosetti be the 'Primary'. See more »

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In a number of episodes, in-vehicle shots with a "back seat" perspective often show that the vehicle being filmed in is in fact a Chrysler-produced sedan. Note the older star-in-pentagon emblem on the steering wheel instead of the Chevy Cavaliers that the detectives drive. This is likely due to the lower headroom in the Cavalier, making it difficult to film that perspective. See more »

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Det. Frank Pembleton: [on pulling a quadruple shift] I am soooo damn tired! My eyes are so far back of my head, I think I'm seeing things from a thousand years away.
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one of the best cop shows if not THE best
27 July 2000 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

Sorry Law and Order, but there's just something special about this show and there's more of a place for it in my heart, and it has nothing to do with the fact it takes place in my home state (well OK, that's does have something to do with it). It had an unconventional style different from that of L & O, but there were times I found it to be more intellectual.

There was never a bad episode, and the casting was all good, especially Andre Braugher, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor, and Richard Belzer. It's too bad that some cast members left earlier than they should of (Ned Beatty, Jon Polito), but they were ably replaced.

It's really a shame that more people didn't watch this show which led to its cancellation, and appreciate it more with some of the crap that's on TV these days, which is a sad commentary on TV viewers as a whole. Oh well, there's always the reruns on Court TV.


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