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Homicide: The Movie (2000)

Al Giardello is fatally shot, and the detectives of the Baltimore Homicide Unit return to work to solve the case, including Howard, Munch, Bayliss, Meldrick, Bolander and Kellerman.

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Former Homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is now the leading candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. As he walks toward the platform to do a political speech, he is shot. Former and current Homicide Detectives try to find out who shot their former boss. All of the actors that were regulars or recurring characters in the series are in the movie. Written by Cactusbix David

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The One Case So Important, Every Detective Is Back.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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13 February 2000 (USA)  »

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Homicide: Life Everlasting  »

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Ned Beatty originally refused to reprise the role of Stan Bolander for the movie. However, his agent convinced him to join the cast. See more »

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Det. Stanley 'The Big Man' Bolander: [after Billie Lou finishes mocking Munch and then walks away] ... Wow. So, that was Mrs. Munch Number 4?
Det. John Munch (NYPD): [sadly] Yeah... do you think I'll never be cut out for the married life?
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Follows St. Elsewhere (1982) See more »

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Pick Myself Up
Written and Performed by Peter Tosh
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About the ending you'd expect going from the show's run.
17 May 2005 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was a big fan of Homicide: Life on the Street which remains one of the television shows I've most enjoyed watching. The last two seasons do colour my impression somewhat but I usually like to remember the good times of the first five seasons.

Homicide: The Movie is definitely in the mold of the last two seasons in that it's good but the magic is missing, the movie is a pretty good effort all the same though. Pembleton is back to his old self and old favourites Brody and Detective Howard are back, although their input is minimal. I liked spotting actors from the HBO show "Oz" (not coincidentally this movie was co-written by Oz creator Tom Fontana).

Homicide: The Movie is worth watching but it's not great, eg. I didn't bother burning a copy of the rental DVD, I'd rather hold out for a DVD boxset which I'll probably have to import from overseas. The story is fairly interesting but still isn't up to the standard of the early days of the show, the presentation is very "TV movie" but we can hardly knock that given its source material. The writers went for Bayliss/Pembleton as the main dynamic which is reassuring, but again the magic is never quite recaptured.

Homcide: The Movie ends up being a fitting end to the unfortunately downward trend of the TV series. It was good to see all the characters back but it ends up being yet another installment of Homicide that doesn't live up to the show's brilliant first five seasons. It was a good effort though.


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