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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 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 ...  Himself 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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(6 episodes) | (DVD)

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

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This movie could've been a great feature film
2 June 2000 | by TheQuietStormSee all my reviews

After viewing all six episodes of "The Corner" I sincerely believe that this extraordinary mini-series could've been a great film. I can see this film challenging the majority of so called masterpiece films in the theater right now, probably putting most of those films to shame.

This film has everything I expect from masterpiece film-story telling. First of all, unlike a lot of the films made by African-American filmmakers, it doesn't hold back on the truth. Charles S. Dutton did a marvelous job of telling a story about real life in inner cities all across America and with out holding back on the truth. The film consists of stereotypes most African-Americans, especially those who are living safely in Hollywood away from the ghetto, want deny being reality in most Black communities. But this film doesn't apologize for the stereotypes or anything, while some of the characters are apologetic about many things in their own lives. Secondly, the acting was one of the best by an ensemble African-American cast in recent years. Thirdly, the film was shot well, using little style to the shots so that it would have that documentary feel. I also found each scene in the film to be well written, like some great scripts of the past like Good Will Hunting and the Deer Hunter, both great films. So we've seen films about the inner city before (Boyz N'the Hood, Menace II Society) this one. Who cares? Hollywood had made dozens of titles dealing with the mafia, and most of those films are great. However, this film stands alone from the rest, making viewers sympathize with and see each character as being exactly who they are: human beings that make mistakes. This film doesn't demonize the drug addicts in the film regardless of their sometimes immoral ways of getting that drug. "The Corner" ranks amongst one of the best mini series ever made for television. Despite the fact that it wasn't a feature film, I still rank it over the majority of films of recent years as well.

If you had never been to the ghetto and you want to grasp an understanding of how must people in the inner city lives, this mini series is what you should see. Out of a grade of an A+, which is super excellent, to a F, I give this film an A+. I also give it 10 stars...


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