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Homicide: Life on the Street 

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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

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Paul Attanasio
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Top Rated TV #154 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Belzer ...  John Munch 122 episodes, 1993-1999
Clark Johnson ...  Meldrick Lewis 122 episodes, 1993-1999
Yaphet Kotto ...  Al Giardello 122 episodes, 1993-1999
Kyle Secor ...  Tim Bayliss 122 episodes, 1993-1999
Andre Braugher ...  Frank Pembleton 100 episodes, 1993-1998
Melissa Leo ...  Kay Howard / ... 77 episodes, 1993-1997
Reed Diamond ...  Mike Kellerman 69 episodes, 1995-1998
Sharon Ziman Sharon Ziman ...  Naomi 51 episodes, 1993-1999
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homicide See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(122 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1988, a Baltimore Sun reporter named David Simon joined the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit as a civilian assistant, in order to chronicle a year in the life of a big city homicide squad. His extensive notes, interviews, and observations were eventually published as the book, "Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets." This book served as the inspiration for the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Much of the first and second seasons are taken from actual events recounted in the book. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Det. Frank Pembleton: Virtue isn't virtue unless it slams up against vice. So consequently, your virtue's not real virtue. Until it's been tested... tempted.
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The greatest one hour in television history
28 April 2006 | by marcmiller10See all my reviews

Simply, the greatest one hour in television history. Imagine what a hit the show would be now, considering it influenced so many cop shows today? The story lines are incredible, that arc for multiple seasons. ITs like one great book, and lots of secondary stories and characters in between. The greatest show on television from years 1-6.

Some people say that show lost some steam when half of its original characters left from the first 4 season, but the story arc from season four to six, involving Luther mahoney, was brilliant. It tied every character together, and no one, and i mean no one, came away clean or unscathed.

Brilliant, powerful, emotional, heartbreaking, funny, Witty, classy, real, authentic, and just plain good. Television was spoiled to have it. Andrew braugher created the single great character of the cop drama. It did what some shows can not do back in the day; it held a single story line through out each season, instead of making one out of the last four episodes.


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