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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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31 January 1993 (USA)  »

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In 1988, a Baltimore Sun reporter named David Simon joined the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit as a civilian assistant, in order to chronicle a year in the life of a big city homicide squad. His extensive notes, interviews, and observations were eventually published as the book, "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets." This book served as the inspiration for the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Much of the first and second seasons are taken from actual events recounted in the book. 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. Mike Kellerman: I just want you to know that I'm here for you. And if you want a hug, I'd be happy to give you one.
Det. Tim Bayliss: A hug?
Det. Mike Kellerman: Yeah.
Det. Tim Bayliss: Do you and Lewis hug?
Det. Mike Kellerman: Yeah.
Det. Tim Bayliss: A lot?
Det. Mike Kellerman: No, not a lot.
Det. Tim Bayliss: But enough.
Det. Mike Kellerman: What do you mean?
Det. Tim Bayliss: Well, do you want Lewis to hug you more?
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So glad, I live in a country that still offers reruns
16 January 2001 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Like everybody before me told, this is THE best police story ever made.

The photography, the personages, the direction and last but not least the music. It's the first series where I noticed that a song was completely played, while all the actors kept moving, doing what they have to do, but without dialogues. If you are a scriptwriter it's a dream when you can accomplish this. The action counts. But then, as a cherry on a pie, the dialogues are perfect too.

Too bad we get this only once a week and then at a past midnight hour.

I was very surprised to learn this series originated from a book. Got that information from this web-site. I'm still full of praise but on the go for the Amazon book store. :-)






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