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Bop Gun 

Felton gets a primary case, in which a family gets robbed and the mother is fatally shot. As the team investigates, the father blames himself for the loss.


Stephen Gyllenhaal


Paul Attanasio (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Beau Felton
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello
Melissa Leo ... Kay Howard
Jon Polito ... Steve Crosetti
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Ned Beatty ... Stanley 'The Big Man' Bolander
Robin Williams ... Robert Ellison
Lloyd Goodman Lloyd Goodman ... Vaughn Perkins
Antonio D. Charity ... Kid Funkadelic / Marvin
Julia Devin Julia Devin ... Abby Ellison
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Matt Ellison
Caron Tate Caron Tate ... Renee Perkins


Felton gets a primary case, in which a family gets robbed and the mother is fatally shot. As the team investigates, the father blames himself for the loss.

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Release Date:

6 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Simon recruited the corner boys that were the subject of his book and mini series 'The Corner' as extras to play the corner drug dealers in the background. When told what the director wanted them to do as far as acting, they told him that he had it all wrong and schooled him on how a real drug corner operated. See more »


Robert Ellison: The instant they pulled the trigger I lost my wife, but I joined a club. It's a very exclusive club. But the funny thing about the club is that none of the members want to belong. It's like some sort of secret society where only the initiated can recognize the other members.
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Featured in Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) See more »

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Kudos on every level
28 May 2008 | by evangeline143See all my reviews

Just seized on the opportunity to re-view this brilliant episode (2008) for the first time since it knocked me over during the 1994 season of Homicide--and it was as beautifully acted and directed, and as keenly painful, as I remembered it. Skillful interweaving of the stories of two families cheated out of all the possibilities; stark representation of what it must be like for "laypeople" to experience the workings of a weary, slightly burned-out homicide detective squad. Why wasn't this memorable episode even nominated for a single Emmy Award? It should have captured a number of them, particularly Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Director Gyllenhall, and the screenwriters.

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