The Wire (2002–2008)
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Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract... See full summary »

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Russell 'Stringer' Bell
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Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)
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D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Avon Barksdale
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Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (credit only)
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Elena McNulty
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Omar Little (as Michael K. Williams)
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Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (as JD Williams)
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Bodie walks out of detention pretending to be a janitor but Patty is recovering in hospital and is pleased that his injuries will result in a medical pension. Avon Barksdale puts a contract out on Omar and others who robbed him. He wants to make sure everyone on the street knows he's not to be messed with. Judge Phelan keeps the pressure on and Daniels recommends to the Deputy that they need a wire. McNulty suggests they get a warrant to clone the pagers the drug runners use. Det. Fremon is one step ahead of everyone having already found D'Angelo Barksdale's pager number. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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23 June 2002 (USA)  »

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Future cast member Gbenga Akinnagbe appears as an extra in the opening scene. According to Akinnagbe, he was so nervous that he accidentally looks at the camera which can be seen in the scene. See more »

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When Pryzbylewski's word search puzzle is shown in close up, the words that are circled already can be seen to be gibberish and not actual words. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Jay Landsman: [Landsman knocks on Rawls' door] Major, sir?
Maj. William A. Rawls: Yeah.
Sgt. Jay Landsman: I been thinkin'. It's a clear violation of the general orders, I know, but...
[Rawls motions for Landsman to sit]
Sgt. Jay Landsman: Last night, I'm at home, I'm sittin' up buck naked. And I, I got one hand wrapped around a cold domestic beer, and the other wrapped around my magnificent flaccid four-and-one-half-inch wonder, and I am trying with all my might to remember what Leila Kaufman's nipples looked like when her bathing top slipped off at the Hillendale Pool...
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Way Down In The Hole
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Performed by The Blind Boys Of Alabama
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Intriguing start...
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

For anyone who loves film and television, it was only a matter of time that I was going to give The Wire a go, seeing as how it is considered one of the finest series of TV.

I saw the first four episodes tonight, and I can say that the show has slowly weaved me in. I do not expect to see ground-breaking stuff on a TV show this early, and I do not like to just anticipate how good a critically-acclaimed TV show will be. I can say that I am very much into the plotting and characterization of the first four episodes. There are a lot of characters, and surely has been kinda hard to keep track of all of them. But I don't think it matters because there is pretty much always something going on.

I will not say that any of the first four episodes were incredible, but this is definitely something that I will continue to devote some time to. I don't want to rush it though.


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