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"The Wire" All Prologue (2003)

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The Wire: Season 2: Episode 6 -- Trying to let go of work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe. In their investigation of Sobotka, the detectives discover a pattern and explain the connection to Daniels, but he still won't take the murders.

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Original Air Date:
6 July 2003 (Season 2, Episode 6)
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dominic West ... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty

Chris Bauer ... Frank Sobotka

Paul Ben-Victor ... Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos

John Doman ... Col. William A. Rawls (credit only)

Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)

Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale

Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (credit only)

Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon

Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland

Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels

Amy Ryan ... Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell

Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk

Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski

James Ransone ... Chester 'Ziggy' Sobotka

Pablo Schreiber ... Nick Sobotka

Melanie Nicholls-King ... Cheryl

Callie Thorne ... Elena McNulty

Michael Kenneth Williams ... Omar Little (as Michael K. Williams)

Michael Hyatt ... Brianna Barksdale

Michael Kostroff ... Maurice 'Maury' Levy
Susan Rome ... Asst. State's Atty. Ilene Nathan

Robert F. Chew ... Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart
Wendy Grantham ... Shardene Innes

Lev Gorn ... Eton Ben-Eleazer (as Lev Gorens)

Charley Scalies ... Thomas 'Horseface' Pakusa

Fredro Starr ... Marquis 'Bird' Hilton

Chris Ashworth ... Sergei 'Serge' Malatov

Luray Cooper ... Nathaniel 'Nat' Coxson

Erik Dellums ... Dr. Randall Frazier (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Jeffrey Fugitt ... Claude Diggins

Richard Price ... Book Group Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold J. Abell Sr. ... Moonshot (uncredited)

Dakota Anderson ... Muggs (uncredited)

Jacques Derosena ... Leech (uncredited)

Peter Gerety ... Judge Daniel Phelan (uncredited)

Jeffrey Pratt Gordon ... John 'Johnny Fifty' Spamanto (uncredited)
J. Valenteen Gregg ... Chess (uncredited)
Donovan Hagins ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bus Howard ... Vernon 'Ott' Motley (uncredited)
DeLon Howell ... Inmate #1 (uncredited)
Toni Hunter ... Stripper (uncredited)
Doug Lory ... Big Roy (uncredited)

Oleg Prudius ... Henchman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve Shill 
 
Writing credits
David Simon (created by)

David Simon (teleplay by)

David Simon (story by) &
Ed Burns (story by)

Joy Kecken  staff writer (as Joy Lusco Kecken)
Rafael Álvarez  staff writer (as Rafael Alvarez)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... executive producer
Nina Kostroff-Noble .... co-executive producer (as Nina Kostroff Noble)
David Simon .... executive producer
Karen L. Thorson .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Uta Briesewitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Allyson C. Johnson 
 
Casting by
Alexa L. Fogel 
 
Production Design by
Vincent Peranio  (as Vince Peranio)
 
Art Direction by
Halina Gebarowicz 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Haberecht 
 
Costume Design by
Alonzo Wilson  (as Alonzo V. Wilson)
 
Makeup Department
Wyatt Belton .... hair stylist
Janice Kinigopoulos .... hair department head
Janice Kinigopoulos .... key hair stylist
Sandra Linn Koepper .... makeup artist
Debi Young .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leslie Jacobowitz .... post-production supervisor
Nina Kostroff-Noble .... unit production manager (as Nina Kostroff Noble)
Marlis Pujol .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert F. Colesberry .... second unit director
Anthony Hemingway .... first assistant director
Joe Incaprera .... second assistant director (as Joseph Incaprera)
Xanthus Valan .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Edward Bellafiore .... art department coordinator (as Ed Bellafiore)
Scott C. Dunn .... construction foreman (as Scott Dunn)
Patrick T. Eagan .... set dressing foreman (as Patrick Eagan)
Randy G. Herbert .... construction coordinator
Clark Hospelhorn .... swing set dresser
James D. McPherson Jr. .... props assistant (as James McPherson)
John Millard .... leadman
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic gang boss
Dawson Nolley .... set dressing buyer
Jaclyn M. Riedel .... swing set dresser
Michael Sabo .... property master (as Mike Sabo)
Claire Sharp .... scenic foreman
Bob Spore .... props assistant
John Struss .... gang boss
Norm Thurston Jr. .... swing set dresser (as Norman Thurston Jr.)
Keith Weaver .... scenic charge
John Weiffenbach .... gang boss
Brook Yeaton .... on-set dresser
Thomas F. Lombardi .... carpenter (uncredited)
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic gangboss (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Benjamin Cheah .... sound effects supervisor (as Ben Cheah)
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor (as Matt Haasch)
Ivan Hawkes .... sound utility
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Litecky .... production sound mixer
Bruce Litecky .... sound mixer
Lorenzo Millan .... boom operator
Igor Nikolic .... assistant sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jen Ralston .... supervising sound editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Jen Ralston .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Jen Ralston .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lesley Robson-Foster .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jeffrey Lee Gibson .... stunt coordinator (as Jeff Gibson)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Applefeld .... video assist
Ted Ayd .... best boy electric
John C. Barber .... grip (as John Barber)
Kevin 'Vinnie' Campbell .... electrician (as Vinnie Campbell)
Frank Caslin .... rigging gaffer
John Egboigbe .... additional grip
Ryan Gallo .... electrician
John-Anthony Gargiulo .... grip
Jason Hubert .... generator operator
Mark Hutchings .... electrician
Brian Johnson .... electrician (as James Brian Johnson)
Philip Kathrens .... additional electrician
Trey Kistler .... additional electrician
Joe Kurtz .... key grip
Kenneth Morton .... dolly grip
Charlie Newberry .... loader
Todd Norton .... additional electrician
Kurt Parlow .... second assistant camera
Jennifer Perkins .... gaffer
Ezra Picard .... additional electrician
Larry Riley .... still photographer
Tom Schnaidt .... camera operator
Blackford 'Boots' Shelton .... first assistant camera (as Boots Shelton)
Paul Thomas .... grip
Dave Wilkins .... best boy grip (as Dave Wilkens)
Chad E. Williams .... additional grip (as Chad Williams)
Rob Coughlin .... video assist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Heather Baird .... casting associate
Shamos Fisher .... casting assistant
Pat Moran .... casting: Baltimore
John Strawbridge .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda M. Boyland .... set costumer (as Linda Boyland)
Carl Curnutte III .... costume supervisor (as Carl V. Curnutte III)
Dona Adrian Gibson .... tailor
Amanda Johnson .... costume buyer
Tamara Wilson .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (as Roger H. Doran)
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor
Zachary MacDonald .... post-production production assistant (as Zach MacDonald)
James Mastracco .... assistant editor
Shelby Siegel .... assistant editor
Daniel Wagner .... post-production coordinator
Shelly Westerman .... assistant editor
Robert Zorella .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Blake Leyh .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Tony Raimondo .... transportation co-captain
Ronnie Smith .... transportation captain
Foard J. Wilgis .... transportation coordinator (as Foard Wilgis)
 
Other crew
Charley Armstrong .... location manager
Perry Blackmon .... security supervisor
Timothy Blockburger .... key set production assistant (as Tim Blockburger)
Mike Bowers .... chef
Patrick Burn .... assistant location manager (as Patrick Burns)
Ed Burns .... story editor
Ann Christman .... assistant production coordinator
Amelia Cleary .... assistant: Mr. Simon
Dena Cruz .... craft service assistant
Gary D'Addario .... technical advisor (as Major Gary D'Addario)
Melissa Demino .... office production assistant (as Melissa DeMino)
Lee Edwards .... assistant caterer
Tom Farmer .... film electronics coordinator
Renee Fischer .... accounting clerk
Kim Garman .... second assistant accountant
Damond Gordon .... set production assistant
Evan Guilfoyle .... location production assistant
Siobhan Hegarty .... first assistant accountant
Thomas C. Hessenauer .... office production assistant (as Thomas Hessenauer)
Tommy Huston .... assistant caterer
Heather Ingerneri .... set production assistant
Jeff Johnson .... set medic
Douglas M. Jones .... set production assistant (as Douglas Jones)
Joy Kecken .... staff writer
Norman Knoerlein .... researcher
BettyAnn Leeseberg-Lange .... dialect coach
Maureen McEvoy .... set production assistant
Christine Moore .... script supervisor
Elena Moscatt .... craft service
Ugboaku Opara .... assistant: Mr. Colesberry (as Ugboaku C. Opara)
Muna Otaru .... assistant: Ms. Noble
Molly Proctor .... payroll
Christopher Roe .... assistant location manager
Jackie Sawiris .... production secretary
Laura A. Schweigman .... assistant to writers (as Laura Schweigman)
Thomas H.E. Scruggs .... film electronics assistant (as Tom Scruggs)
William 'B.J.' Spencer .... assistant security supervisor (as William Spencer)
Cheri Taylor .... script coordinator
Peter Tolle .... production accountant
Brendan Walsh .... set production assistant
Christopher Wrzosek .... marine coordinator (as Christopher S. Wrzosek)
Rafael Álvarez .... staff writer
Blake Greenbaum .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim McAdams .... voice over (uncredited)
Rebecca Thornell .... script clearance (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Simon  creator

Makeup Department
Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects artist
Sherri Zebeck .... makeup artist (2005-2007) (as Sherri Rybczynski)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Lovell .... second assistant director: second unit (season 4)
Kiersten Pilar Miller .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Billy 'Jilly Bones' Jones .... scenic artist
E. Parker Webb .... props: second unit
 
Sound Department
Arnold Finkelstein .... additional sound effects recordist (pilot episode)
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Chris Kellet .... sound mixer: second unit
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Dave Rainey .... sound mixer: second unit (season 4)
Angel M. Sepulveda .... boom operator: second unit (season 3)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Peter Thomas .... location sound mixer: second unit
 
Special Effects by
William Catania .... special effects (seasons 3-4)
Neil Ruddy .... special effects supervisor (2006)
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Scott Benson .... digital effects artist
Phil Pham .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Johnny Becker .... stunt driver
John Cenatiempo .... stunt driver
Bob Colletti .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Dovile Mark .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kathleen Corgan .... second assistant camera (season 2)
Matthew Haskins .... additional second assistant camera
Tim Hennessy .... camera loader (episodes 311-312)
Tim Kossa .... additional electrician
Tim Kossa .... additional grip
Paul Williams .... dolly grip
 
Editorial Department
Shannon Fogarty .... post-production assistant (pilot episode)
Perri Pivovar .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Dawn Douglas .... stand-in
Mimi Fletcher .... stand-in
Kim Garman .... assistant accountant (pilot episode)
De'Rodd Hearns .... production assistant
Ande Hecht-Endewardt .... post-production accountant: The Audit Trail (pilot episode)
Gil McKinney .... set production assistant (seasons 3-4)
Christopher Scott .... set production assistant: second unit
Ron Segro .... payroll accountant
Josh Slates .... production office assistant (episode 101)
Heather Walker .... production secretary (episodes 305-312)
Dave Willis .... additional production assistant
 
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
58 min
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Color:
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby Surround)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The dead Russian girl's eye twitches as McNulty and the doctor look at her one last time in the morgue.See more »
Quotes:
Prosecutor:Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years, and live to tell about it?
Omar:Day at a time, I suppose.
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Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Way Down in the HoleSee more »

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All Prologue, 23 October 2015
Author: Dibyayan Chakravorty from India

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"All Prologue" is the sixth episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Steve Shill. It originally aired on July 6, 2003.

Omar Little solves a crossword clue for the bailiff as he awaits his appearance in court. When he is called, he answers honestly about his occupation as ASA Ilene Nathan questions him. Omar is quick to identify Marquis "Bird" Hilton, stating that they served prison time together. Bird's attorney Maurice Levy objects to the reference to Bird's previous convictions and it is stricken from the record. Omar identifies Bird's weapon and insults Bird, saying he was too stupid to dispose of it. Bird flies into a rage and has to be restrained as Judge Phelan calls for order. As they observe the trial, Stringer Bell tells Jimmy McNulty that word on the street is that Omar was nowhere near the crime scene; McNulty reminds Stringer that the word on the street is not worth anything in a court of law.

Nick Sobotka meets with Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos and his drug lieutenant Eton Ben-Eleazer to discuss the chemicals. Nick asks for help with Ziggy's problems with Cheese. Vondas offers to kill Cheese and Nick says that he is not looking for a war and that Ziggy is in the wrong. Vondas calls Nick smart and Nick takes the opportunity to ask for muscle to talk to Cheese.

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