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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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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1999   1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   … See all »
Top Rated TV #147 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Belzer (John Munch), Kyle Secor (Tim Bayliss), Yaphet Kotto (Lt. Al Giardello) and Clark Johnson (Meldrick Lewis) are the only actors to remain with the series for its entire run. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, the Homicide department is shown as being divided into two shifts of detectives. At the time, the department was divided into three shifts, with each shift covering eight hours of the day. See more »

Quotes

Det. Stan Bolander: Sometimes I wanna call my wife just to hear the sound of her voice. But I know that five minutes into that phone call, my blood pressure is going through the roof, the phone is sailing across the room and I'm wishing that she's on a plane falling out of the sky. It's over. I know it's over. But I had to replace six telephones before I, I really got the hint.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Payback (1999) See more »

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"Homicide": the greatest show on television
30 July 1999 | by evsoSee all my reviews

It was a gloomy day when NBC cancelled this amazing show, but unfortunately, not enough viewers were watching. It can now be viewed in syndication - as of January 1999 it is shown on Court-TV weeknights. "Homicide" was an Emmy and Peabody-award-winning show. Because of its unique shooting style, magnificent writers, and terrific actors, it is the best show I ever watched. Other cop shows are no comparison. In fact, no other drama on network television had such a racially diverse cast. This is the only drama I have seen with African-American actors in leading roles. It is a sad fact that there aren't other shows like it out now.

This show truly did duck the "system" of other dramas, staying true to the source and portraying realistic characters. Anguish, joy, anger, humiliation, and respect are evident in the faces of the characters in assorted episodes. The first few seasons were the best, in my opinion, but the other seasons were still better than anything else on the networks. I shudder to think that "Nash Bridges" beat this amazing show in the ratings. If you are at all interested, try to find this show on television in your area. There is no middle ground with this show; you will either hate it or love it. All that I know have become addicted to it.


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