The Wire (2002–2008)
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McNulty goes on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Fellow stevedores convince Ziggy to fight Maui. Bunk, seeing McNulty's desperation, talks Daniels into asking for him. Daniels does... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

David Simon (created by), George Pelecanos (teleplay by) (as George P. Pelecanos) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Off. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
Chris Bauer ... Frank Sobotka
Paul Ben-Victor ... Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos
John Doman ... Col. William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell (credit only)
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale (credit only)
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Amy Ryan ... Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
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Storyline

McNulty goes on a drunken binge of legendary proportions. Fellow stevedores convince Ziggy to fight Maui. Bunk, seeing McNulty's desperation, talks Daniels into asking for him. Daniels does so and Rawls, who has no choice, agrees. After some labor, the wiretap is up, just in time to catch another disappearing container. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Although credited, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Wood Harris and Andre Royo do not appear in this episode. This is notable for being the first episode where Elba does not appear. See more »

Quotes

Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman: [Reading an affadavit] You all cannot spell for shit.
Det. William Moreland: Well, would we be police if we could?
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Way Down In The Hole
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Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits
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