Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.
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Cast

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 Gary McCullough (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Fran Boyd (6 episodes, 2000)
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 DeAndre McCullough (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Fat Curt (6 episodes, 2000)
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 George 'Blue' Epps (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Tyreeka Freamon (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Bunchie Boyd (6 episodes, 2000)
Sylvester Lee Kirk ...
 DeRodd (6 episodes, 2000)
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 R.C. (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Scalio (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Reporter (6 episodes, 2000)
Jerome Ro Brooks ...
 Drug Dealer (6 episodes, 2000)
Larry Derr ...
 Street Dealer 2000 (6 episodes, 2000)
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 Ella Thompson (5 episodes, 2000)
Delon Browne ...
 Boo (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Dinky (5 episodes, 2000)
John Epps ...
 Tae (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Officer Bob Brown (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Himself (5 episodes, 2000)
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 Veronica 'Ronnie' Boice (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Stevie Boyd (4 episodes, 2000)
Bonita L. Cartwright ...
 Roberta (4 episodes, 2000)
Robin Michelle McClamb ...
 Rita Hale (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Bread (4 episodes, 2000)
Duane Chandler Rawlings ...
 Hungry (4 episodes, 2000)
Derren Fuentes ...
 Officer Tucker (4 episodes, 2000)
Fran Boyd ...
 Detox Clerk / ... (4 episodes, 2000)
Clayton LeBouef ...
 Scoogie (3 episodes, 2000)
J. Valenteen Gregg ...
 W.M. (3 episodes, 2000)
Ron Brice ...
 Tony (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Ricardo 'Cardy' McCullough (3 episodes, 2000)
Robert Harley ...
 Brooks (3 episodes, 2000)
Kathryn Kelley ...
 Adelaide (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Mary (3 episodes, 2000)
Joe Laney ...
 House (3 episodes, 2000)
Terry Hamlin ...
 Bryan Mathis (3 episodes, 2000)
E. Dawn Samuel ...
 Rose Davis (3 episodes, 2000)
Rodney Scott ...
 Young DeAndre (3 episodes, 2000)
Krystal Morris ...
 Officer Jenerette (3 episodes, 2000)
Bobby J. Brown ...
 Officer Ira Weiner (3 episodes, 2000)
Dennis Wilson ...
 Tee-Tee (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Marvin (2 episodes, 2000)
Denise Diggs ...
 Sherry (2 episodes, 2000)
Justin Omar Smith ...
 Little Stevie (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Bugsy (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Will (2 episodes, 2000)
Eugene R. Little ...
 Gee Money (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Doug (2 episodes, 2000)
Lorenzo Heard ...
 Dennis (2 episodes, 2000)
Willette Thompson ...
 Antoinette (2 episodes, 2000)
Mia Arnice Chambers ...
 Peaches (2 episodes, 2000)
Jacqui Allen ...
 Mrs. Taylor (2 episodes, 2000)
Chantia L. Thomas ...
 Shanelle (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Marzell (2 episodes, 2000)
Donyelle Brown-Parish ...
 Wendy's Manager (2 episodes, 2000)
Robert Crenshaw ...
 Fat Rick (2 episodes, 2000)
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 A-rabber (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Scale Guy (2 episodes, 2000)
Courtlon Ward ...
 Foolish Dealer / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
George 'Blue' Epps ...
 Shelter Worker / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
Tyreeka Freamon ...
 Cashier / ... (2 episodes, 2000)
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 Dave (2 episodes, 2000)
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Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

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On the front lines of America's drug war, one family is living in the crossfire.

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Lance Reddick auditioned for the part of Gary before being cast as Marvin. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Teenagers (2007) See more »

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An overlooked masterpiece of television drama
30 March 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Bleak, uncompromising and hard-hitting. The quality of the acting, scripting and direction pull together to create a contemporary urban drama revolving around the lives of drug addicts and dealers living in the slums of downtown Baltimore, a figurative cancer eating away at the American heartland.

Based on the true life story of Francine Boyd (played here by the mesmerizing Khandi Alexander) from the book by Edward Burns & David Simon - subject matter experts on the Baltimore drug scene and writers for TV's "The Wire". As with real life, there aren't any easy answers or happy endings.

With "The Corner" HBO raised the bar on the quality of television drama forever.


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