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Dead Soldiers 

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes ... See full summary »

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... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
... Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
... Avon Barksdale (credit only)
... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
... Det. Lester Freamon
... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
... Lt. Cedric Daniels
... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
... Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes horribly wrong. Proposition Joe summons Stringer Bell to a meeting and tells him that the cops have screwed up. Daniels reassigns his detail after the wire on Stringer Bell goes dead. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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3 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Ed Norris had a recurring role playing homicide detective Lt. Norris. He was convicted of 2 counts of federal corruption in a plea agreement over dubious charges with many political implications. Following the taping of Dead Soldiers S03E03 he would serve a six month sentence in a federal prison. Upon his return, he would resume his role as Lt. Norris. See more »

Goofs

At least two observers (possibly crew, or just passersby) can be seen at the end of the street while the gun fight at the drug store house is going on. See more »

Quotes

Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell: If the Gods are fucking you, you find a way to fuck them back. It's Baltimore, gentlemen, the Gods will not save you.
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Crazy Credits

The lectern in the Western district meeting room has several plaques for meritorious service in the background. The most prominent plaque is dedicated to a person named Peranio who is actually Vince Peranio, the production designer for the series. See more »

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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Way Down in the Hole
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Written by Tom Waits
Performed by the Neville Brothers
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