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Homicide: Life on the Street 

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

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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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31 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Jon Polito originally read for the part of Detective Lewis but requested to be cast in the part of Crosetti. The character was not named Crosetti in the original script but the name was changed to reflect Polito's Italian heritage. See more »

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Throughout the series, the Homicide department is shown as being divided into two shifts of detectives. At the time, the department was divided into three shifts, with each shift covering eight hours of the day. See more »

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J.H. Brodie: Well, you're a girl. A woman. A woman. A woman with wild red hair. I can't stay with you.
Sgt. Kay Howard: What are you afraid of? I'm going to chain you to the bedpost and cover you with butter?
J.H. Brodie: Only thing is, I know that you won't.
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15 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

We all agree this was probably the best crime series ever made, despite NBC's reluctance to support and promote it. This was TV acting, scripting, and directing at it's best.

What the public could not accept, was that the stories did not have neat endings. Life, and crime stories are messy. The show reflected that. And I'm grateful for it's honesty.

On the other hand, I'm grateful they allowed the show to have a movie that ended several major story lines. At the end of it all, we needed closure, even it some of the endings weren't "happy endings". That in itself showed the quality - the truth of this show.

Fiction can be truthful, and "real". This was the best example . And NBC should hang it's head in shame for the way it treated it. I'm glad that "Munch" still lives on Law & Order SVU, but it's a shadow of a great character in a great show.

On TV you take what you get.


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