The Wire: Season 1, Episode 4

Old Cases (23 Jun. 2002)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 948 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2895 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 835 titles
created 29 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1403 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 13 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 13 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Old Cases" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Old Cases (23 Jun 2002)

Old Cases (23 Jun 2002) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Wire.
« Previous Episode | 4 of 60 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (as JD Williams)
Edit

Storyline

Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract out on Omar and others who robbed him. He wants to make sure everyone on the street knows he's not to be messed with. Judge Phelan keeps the pressure on and Daniels recommends to the Deputy that they need a wire. McNulty suggests they get a warrant to clone the pagers the drug runners use. Det. Fremon is one step ahead of everyone having already found D'Angelo Barksdale's pager number. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Surround)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The book on Lester Freamon's desk during the "thirteen years and four months" conversation with McNulty is "Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey" by Alison Gernsheim (1963, Dover Publications). See more »

Quotes

Bubbles: Thin line between heaven and here.
See more »

Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

All Blues
Written and Performed by Miles Davis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
F***! An amazing episode of television
16 January 2007 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

This is an exceptional episode of a consistently exceptional show. There's a confidence in changing the rules by which the TV game is played that I have rarely seen matched. This show is genius, and knows it. It's not about actors or cinematography, though it excels in both areas. This is a show that is all about story, and it's immaculate - no waste, no loose edges. The scene in this episode where a crime scene is re-enacted by two cops is a masterpiece - no real dialogue, just a disarming stream of f-bombs which I realized after a few moments perfectly illuminated the way that these two detectives work together; they have an interactive flow, outlined by but not described by obscenity, that reflects the show in miniature. What other show is so well-structured, intellectually challenging, emotionally engaging, and completely entertaining?


25 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tv series casting dkashner
Breaking Bad vs The Wire vs The Sopranos vs Deadwood ryankinney1
Just finished Season 3 CharmingButch
When does this show start to get interesting? dipixx
So to me breaking bad is the epitome of tv greatness brabbns-393-177038
Season 2 amongst fans. yankeepinstripes2005
Discuss Old Cases (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page