The Wire (2002–2008)
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Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley with unanticipated results. Cutty is surprised to find help from within Baltimore's power structure for ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Zakrzewski

Writers:

David Simon (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell (credit only)
Aidan Gillen ... Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
Robert Wisdom ... Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Storyline

Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley with unanticipated results. Cutty is surprised to find help from within Baltimore's power structure for his proposed boxing gym. Omar decides to go it alone against Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell. Bubbles is wired up and sent into Hamsterdam

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

McNulty proclaims, "How many out there can do what we do? Don Warden, Ed Burns, Gary Childs out in the county, John O'Neil and Steve Cleary over in Woodlawn, oh they bring it in, but there's not many". This is a winking reference to Ed Burns, one of the writer's and show's creator, also a police officer for many years. Don Warden was also a detective for the BPD See more »

Goofs

When McNulty/Prez first step out to pick up Chinese food for the others, it is daytime. The scene then cuts back and forth between story lines such as Stringer/Avon where it is daytime, back to McNulty/Prez still picking up Chinese but now it's night, over to Daniels/Pearlman's meeting with the Feds during the daytime, then finally back to the Chinese food run still at night. (It could have just been a really long food run). See more »

Quotes

State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis: Sometimes with the bureaucracy, one hand doesn't know what the other hand is all about.
Russell 'Stringer' Bell: Yeah, well. you know what i see? / I see one hand in my pocket, well the other hand seems to have grabbed a dick.
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Soundtracks

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