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The Corner 

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Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
T.K. Carter ...  Gary McCullough 6 episodes, 2000
Khandi Alexander ...  Fran Boyd 6 episodes, 2000
Sean Nelson ...  DeAndre McCullough 6 episodes, 2000
Clarke Peters ...  Fat Curt 6 episodes, 2000
Glenn Plummer ...  George 'Blue' Epps 6 episodes, 2000
Toy Connor ...  Tyreeka Freamon 6 episodes, 2000
Maria Broom ...  Bunchie Boyd 6 episodes, 2000
Sylvester Lee Kirk Sylvester Lee Kirk ...  DeRodd 6 episodes, 2000
Corey Parker Robinson ...  R.C. 6 episodes, 2000
Reg E. Cathey ...  Scalio 6 episodes, 2000
WBBrown II ...  Reporter 6 episodes, 2000
Jerome Ro Brooks ...  Drug Dealer 6 episodes, 2000
Larry Derr ...  Street Dealer 2000 6 episodes, 2000
Tyra Ferrell ...  Ella Thompson 5 episodes, 2000
Delon Browne Delon Browne ...  Boo 5 episodes, 2000
Neko Parham ...  Dinky 5 episodes, 2000
John Epps John Epps ...  Tae 5 episodes, 2000
Brian O'Neill ...  Officer Bob Brown 5 episodes, 2000
Charles S. Dutton ...  Self 5 episodes, 2000
Tasha Smith ...  Veronica 'Ronnie' Boice 4 episodes, 2000
Cyrus Farmer ...  Stevie Boyd 4 episodes, 2000
Bonita L. Cartwright Bonita L. Cartwright ...  Roberta 4 episodes, 2000
Robin Michelle McClamb Robin Michelle McClamb ...  Rita Hale 4 episodes, 2000
Donnell Rawlings ...  Bread 4 episodes, 2000
Duane Chandler Rawlings Duane Chandler Rawlings ...  Hungry 4 episodes, 2000
Derren Fuentes Derren Fuentes ...  Officer Tucker 4 episodes, 2000
Fran Boyd Fran Boyd ...  Detox Clerk / ... 4 episodes, 2000
Clayton LeBouef Clayton LeBouef ...  Scoogie 3 episodes, 2000
J. Valenteen Gregg J. Valenteen Gregg ...  W.M. 3 episodes, 2000
Ron Brice Ron Brice ...  Tony 3 episodes, 2000
Antonio D. Charity ...  Ricardo 'Cardy' McCullough 3 episodes, 2000
Robert Harley Robert Harley ...  Brooks 3 episodes, 2000
Kathryn Kelley Kathryn Kelley ...  Adelaide 3 episodes, 2000
Susan Duvall ...  Mary 3 episodes, 2000
Joe Laney Joe Laney ...  House 3 episodes, 2000
Terry Hamlin Terry Hamlin ...  Bryan Mathis 3 episodes, 2000
E. Dawn Samuel E. Dawn Samuel ...  Rose Davis 3 episodes, 2000
Rodney Scott ...  Young DeAndre 3 episodes, 2000
Krystal Morris Krystal Morris ...  Officer Jenerette 3 episodes, 2000
Bobby J. Brown Bobby J. Brown ...  Officer Ira Weiner 3 episodes, 2000
Dennis Wilson Dennis Wilson ...  Tee-Tee 3 episodes, 2000
Lance Reddick ...  Marvin 2 episodes, 2000
Denise Diggs Denise Diggs ...  Sherry 2 episodes, 2000
Justin Omar Smith Justin Omar Smith ...  Little Stevie 2 episodes, 2000
Don Wallace ...  Bugsy 2 episodes, 2000
Larry Hull ...  Will 2 episodes, 2000
Eugene R. Little Eugene R. Little ...  Gee Money 2 episodes, 2000
R. Emery Bright ...  Doug 2 episodes, 2000
Lorenzo Heard Lorenzo Heard ...  Dennis 2 episodes, 2000
Willette Thompson Willette Thompson ...  Antoinette 2 episodes, 2000
Mia Arnice Chambers Mia Arnice Chambers ...  Peaches 2 episodes, 2000
Jacqui Allen Jacqui Allen ...  Mrs. Taylor 2 episodes, 2000
Chantia L. Thomas Chantia L. Thomas ...  Shanelle 2 episodes, 2000
Denise Preddy Denise Preddy ...  Marzell 2 episodes, 2000
Donyelle Brown-Parish Donyelle Brown-Parish ...  Wendy's Manager 2 episodes, 2000
Robert Crenshaw Robert Crenshaw ...  Fat Rick 2 episodes, 2000
Chuck Jeffreys ...  A-rabber 2 episodes, 2000
Delaney Williams ...  Scale Guy 2 episodes, 2000
Courtlon Ward Courtlon Ward ...  Foolish Dealer / ... 2 episodes, 2000
George 'Blue' Epps George 'Blue' Epps ...  Shelter Worker / ... 2 episodes, 2000
Tyreeka Freamon Tyreeka Freamon ...  Cashier / ... 2 episodes, 2000
Yuval David ...  Dave 2 episodes, 2000
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Storyline

Gary, Fran and their teenage son DeAndre live in the slums of West Baltimore. They used to have a normal suburban family life, until Gary and Fran started taking drugs. Now Gary and Fran are estranged and their existence is day-to-day, hand-to-mouth, doing anything to satisfy their addiction. DeAndre has a chance, through getting his head down and staying in school, of escaping the abject poverty his parents live in, but he has his own problems. He is lured into become a drug dealer, making his living on the corner. Written by grantss

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On the front lines of America's drug war, one family is living in the crossfire.

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Lance Reddick auditioned for the part of Gary before being cast as Marvin. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Teenagers (2007) See more »

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The Most Important Film of the Drug War
11 October 2000 | by AnkhorytSee all my reviews

You want to force politicians and lawmakers to watch this film. You want high school kids considering drugs to watch this film. And you want to watch this film yourself, over and over, for the sheer drama of the story and for the tremendous performances by each and every person in it.

Equally poignant were the appearances by the people who weren't performers: at the end of the series, there's a brief meeting with the real individuals who were portrayed in the six episodes, along with a "five years later" update on what actually happened to other characters whose real-life counterparts didn't live long enough (or live free long enough) to participate in the on-camera reunion.

Dutton's direction is brilliant, presenting the cold facts of a deadly situation with great compassion as well as narrative force. Although not explicitly political and never preachy, the film makes the unpopular point that medical treatment backed up with intensive rehab works and pouring money into fruitless attempts at law enforcement doesn't.

This series is a great American tragedy and crime story combined, a fit companion to "The Godfather" and "Grapes of Wrath," combining the gritty crime story of the first with the deadly grind of verité poverty from the latter to produce an engrossing synecdoche of our culture at the end of the century.

This isn't an "inner city" movie -- this is about all of us. What Dutton shows us in the Baltimore ghetto happens in rural towns in the heartland, too. One small mistake leads to another until, all too soon and too often inevitably, the chances of a happy ending become very, very slim. A universal plot, as timeless and as touching as Shakespeare's finest.


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English

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16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Color

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