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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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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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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This is the best show ever. It even beats "The West Wing" which I think is superb. I wish they would show the reruns on some other channel than Court TV at 1AM.

Audrey Braugher delivered one of the greatest and intense performances on TV or anywhere else for that matter as Detective Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton. The supporting cast, which included Kyle Secor, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, and Callie Thorne (to name a few) were also great. Tom Fontana is one of the best TV writers ever. "Three Men and Adena" is one of the most intense and compelling episodes I've seen. This series has had more famous guest stars on it than any other show, except "The Simpsons." They included Robin Williams, Lili Tomlin, James Earl Jones, Steve Buscemi, Vincent D'Onofrio, and David Morse among others.

Braugher and Fontana won Emmys. The show also received The Humanitas Prize and The Peabody (which has only gone to two other drama series, "St. Elsewhere" and "The West Wing").


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