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The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

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  • Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 52 nominations.
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  Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Lt. Cedric Daniels / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Sgt. Ellis Carver / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Lester Freamon (59 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (52 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Omar Little (51 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell / ... (47 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Leander Sydnor (45 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Sgt. Jay Landsman (45 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (42 episodes, 2002-2006)
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  Avon Barksdale (39 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Russell 'Stringer' Bell (37 episodes, 2002-2004)
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  Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti / ... (35 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Marlo Stanfield (32 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Chris Partlow / ... (30 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Howard 'Bunny' Colvin / ... (27 episodes, 2003-2008)
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  Slim Charles (27 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson (27 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (26 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Malik 'Poot' Carr (26 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Maurice 'Maury' Levy (25 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis (25 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart (25 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Off. Michael 'Sanny' Santangelo / ... (25 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Norman Wilson (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
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  Duquan 'Dukie' Weems (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
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  Michael Lee (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
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  Mayor Clarence V. Royce / ... (22 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Det. Edward Norris (22 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell (20 episodes, 2003-2008)
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  Maj. Stanislaus Valchek / ... (20 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Sean 'Shamrock' McGinty (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
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  Off. Anthony Colicchio (20 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Off. Lloyd 'Truck' Garrick (20 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice (19 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Vernon Holley (19 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Det. Michael Crutchfield (19 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  D'Angelo Barksdale (21 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jay Landsman ...
  Lt. Dennis Mello / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2008)
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  Kenard (18 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos (17 episodes, 2003-2008)
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  Spider (17 episodes, 2004-2008)
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  'Monk' Metcalf (17 episodes, 2006-2008)
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  Marla Daniels (16 episodes, 2002-2008)

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Plot Summary

The streets of Baltimore as a microcosm of the US's war on drugs, and of US urban decay in general. Seen not only through the eyes of a few policemen and drug gang members but also the people who influence and inhabit their world - politicians, the media, drug addicts and everyday citizens. Written by grantss

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Taglines A new case begins... (second season) See more »
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Also Known As
  • 毒網風雲 (Hong Kong, English title)
  • הסמויה (Israel, English title)
  • Sur écoute (France)
  • The Wire (Bajo escucha) (Spain)
  • The Wire: Bajo escucha (Spain)
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  • 59 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia While filming, Andre Royo was once approached by a Baltimore resident, who handed him a package of heroin and said he looked like he needed a fix. Royo calls this his "street Oscar." See more »
Goofs Throughout the last two seasons, Carcetti repeatedly refers to a possible gubernatorial challenge in 2008, after serving two years as Baltimore mayor. But Maryland holds gubernatorial elections in off years - 2006, 2010, etc. The new governor would have been elected the same year that Carcetti was elected mayor - 2006 - and up for re-election in four years, not two. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Way Down in the Hole See more »
Crazy Credits In every episode, after the opening credits a quote appears on the screen that will be spoken by a character in that episode. See more »
Quotes Freamon: A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come.
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