Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.
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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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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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The real Deandre worked on the set of The Wire. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Teenagers (2007) See more »

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Displaying the problem magnificently!
21 December 2001 | by ManjiSee all my reviews

THE CORNER is a powerful mini-series that delivers a ruthless, depressing, and depraved view of the lives of drug abusers and dealers. Told semi-narratively by a documentary crew, the viewer is delivered into the bowels of a hellish neighbourhood in America. Being based on a true story only serves to rattle the viewer further as you get to watch all the horrors of growing up on the streets from the comfort of your own home.

Truth be told, at times, I could barely watch the events of the program as the pain and suffering of each character seemed unbearable. Each has a struggle to deal with, from a father who has fallen into the depths of heroin addiction to his son who deals the same drugs on the unforgiving streets. Yet, they still try to maintain some sense of their former selves. Gary (the father) tries to get back on his feet numerous times, but failure seems to be the only result. DeAndre (the son) has had no worthy role models to teach him the value of honest living. The failure of his parents has reduced him to no more than another lost soul wandering the ghetto for his income.

Each event in the mini-series seems timeless and not easily forgotten, as I write this now, five months after I last saw THE CORNER, all I can think of is a shoot-out in the latter half of the story. We are shown kids with guns (somewhat echoing Columbine), however the shooters are scared. And you can see it, the fear in their faces and their random shooting. I was breathless watching this scene unfold as the youths who we have come to know have to defend themselves from rival dealers who have promised blood shed. All their talk and acting macho is instantly discarded as we watch them shoot up a once peaceful, beautiful neighbourhood in order to eliminate an unseen foe. There is nothing honourable about this scene and by the end I found myself lacking breath and on the edge of my seat. It is still one of the most incredible things that I have seen on television.

The fact that this story happened in Baltimore just enhances the story that much more. Usually, when people think of the drug problem in America they first think of the big cities. New York or Los Angeles, but here we are shown that the drug problem is in the backyards and backalleys of America, as well. IT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED.

By the conlcusion of this story there seem to only be bodies left over as lifeless as they were wandering the slums for their next high. But there is no more highs after death, there is only a gap. The absence of a person has a great effect on the lives of those that surround them. But what's truly sad is that by the end the understanding is that only the dealers feel the loss...of customers. The death of their friends only serves to limit the junkie's chances of 'scoring' easier. Herein lies the saddest fact. Hope is fleeting on THE CORNER.


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16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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