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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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 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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A real live criminal, on the run from the Baltimore Police Department, entered the set of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and surrendered to the actors in uniform. This incident was later spoofed in an episode where the actors in the show chased a suspect onto the set of "Homicide" and encountered the director, Barry Levinson, and several of their favorite actors from the show. 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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Det. John Munch: From the tracks on his arms, large caliber wound, proximity to a heroin market... I'd say it was a heated dispute about the symbolism of red and blue in 18th-century French romantic poetry.
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True crime.
11 June 2002 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have never been a big fan of police serials, but this is my all time favourite. I have nothing to add to the earlier comments, other than that in a time with complicated racial conflicts, poverty induced crime and the problems stemming from social inequality, this show tried to comment on the real problems facing the modern society.

And it was exciting too.


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