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Show Me a Hero 

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Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko takes office in 1987 and has to deal with the serious subject of the building of public housing in the white, middle class side of the town.
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Series cast summary:
Oscar Isaac ...  Nick Wasicsko 6 episodes, 2015
Peter Riegert ...  Oscar Newman 6 episodes, 2015
Natalie Paul ...  Doreen Henderson 6 episodes, 2015
Carla Quevedo ...  Nay Noe / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Carmen Febles 6 episodes, 2015
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ...  Norma O'Neal 6 episodes, 2015
Alfred Molina ...  Hank Spallone 6 episodes, 2015
Josh Salatin ...  Michael Wasicsko 6 episodes, 2015
Danny Mastrogiorgio ...  Peter Chema 6 episodes, 2015
Angela Pietropinto ...  Anne Wasicsko 6 episodes, 2015
Michael Stahl-David ...  Jim Surdoval 6 episodes, 2015
Patrick Cooley ...  Det. Peter Intervallo / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Ray Iannicelli ...  Council Clerk 6 episodes, 2015
James P. Stephens ...  Courtroom Photographer 6 episodes, 2015
Catherine Keener ...  Mary Dorman 5 episodes, 2015
Bruce Altman ...  Buddy Dorman 5 episodes, 2015
McKinley Belcher III ...  Dwayne Meeks 5 episodes, 2015
Brianna Horne ...  Gail Henderson 5 episodes, 2015
Laura Gómez ...  Dama Montero 5 episodes, 2015
Saverio Guerra ...  Neil DeLuca 5 episodes, 2015
Stephen Gevedon ...  Jack O'Toole 5 episodes, 2015
Michael Potts ...  Walter Henderson 5 episodes, 2015
Allan Steele ...  Edward Fagan 5 episodes, 2015
Terry Kinney ...  Peter Smith 4 episodes, 2015
Dominique Fishback ...  Billie Rowan 4 episodes, 2015
Winona Ryder ...  Vinni Restiano 4 episodes, 2015
Jon Bernthal ...  Michael H. Sussman 4 episodes, 2015
Bob Balaban ...  Judge Leonard B. Sand 4 episodes, 2015
Peggy J. Scott ...  Lucille Rizzetta-Lantz 4 episodes, 2015
Kyanna Simone Simpson ...  Tasha O'Neal 4 episodes, 2015
Camilla Harden ...  Older Maria 4 episodes, 2015
David Iacono ...  Older Roberto 4 episodes, 2015
Jim Bracchitta ...  Nick Longo 4 episodes, 2015
Jeff Lima ...  John Santos, Jr. 4 episodes, 2015
Lolita Brinkley ...  Pearl Henderson 4 episodes, 2015
Kia Goodwin Kia Goodwin ...  Elaine Henderson 4 episodes, 2015
Hilary Mann ...  Kathy 4 episodes, 2015
Brynn Horrocks ...  Bernadette 4 episodes, 2015
Shenell Edmonds ...  Meeka 4 episodes, 2015
Patricia R. Floyd Patricia R. Floyd ...  Pat Williams 4 episodes, 2015
Marisol Sacramento ...  Rosa Montero 4 episodes, 2015
Jordan Bridges ...  Times Reporter 4 episodes, 2015
Erica Camarano ...  Local News Anchor / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Nick Mills ...  Protester 4 episodes, 2015
Charlie Romanelli ...  Shouting Man / ... 4 episodes, 2015
John Palumbo John Palumbo ...  Protester / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Jim Belushi ...  Angelo Martinelli 3 episodes, 2015
Remy Auberjonois ...  Michael Sculnick 3 episodes, 2015
Patrick Breen ...  Paul W. Pickelle 3 episodes, 2015
Aidan Brito ...  Older Felipe 3 episodes, 2015
Charles Brice ...  Gary 3 episodes, 2015
Daniel Oreskes Daniel Oreskes ...  Charles Cola 3 episodes, 2015
Dan Ziskie ...  Harry Oxman 3 episodes, 2015
Neal Huff ...  Brian Heffernan 3 episodes, 2015
Ajay J. Perez Ajay J. Perez ...  Young Felipe 3 episodes, 2015
Melanie Nicholls-King ...  Janet Rowan 3 episodes, 2015
Alex Galper Alex Galper ...  Teodor Feciaszko 3 episodes, 2015
Adriana DeMeo ...  Lisa 3 episodes, 2015
Jessica Denson ...  Gail Wasicsko 3 episodes, 2015
Clarke Peters ...  Robert Mayhawk 2 episodes, 2015
Jeremy Davidson ...  John Spencer 2 episodes, 2015
J. Mallory McCree ...  Skip 2 episodes, 2015
Luke Kirby ...  Edwin E. McAmis 2 episodes, 2015
Kaden Amari Anderson Kaden Amari Anderson ...  Jaron 2 episodes, 2015
Stephen DeRosa ...  Nick DeSantis 2 episodes, 2015
Clayton LeBouef Clayton LeBouef ...  Benjamin Hooks 2 episodes, 2015
John Henry Cox ...  Judge William H. Mulligan 2 episodes, 2015
Noel Dinneen Noel Dinneen ...  Frank McGovern 2 episodes, 2015
Samuel Mercedes Samuel Mercedes ...  Young Roberto 2 episodes, 2015
Kayla Diaz Kayla Diaz ...  Young Maria 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Sauli ...  Terry Zaleski 2 episodes, 2015
Jared Kemp Jared Kemp ...  Player 2 episodes, 2015
Berto Colon ...  Javier Febles 2 episodes, 2015
Brandon Thomas Brandon Thomas ...  Player 2 episodes, 2015
Dominic Comperatore ...  Spallone Campaign Manager 2 episodes, 2015
Simon MacLean Simon MacLean ...  Advance Man 2 episodes, 2015
Agatha Casiano Agatha Casiano ...  Norma's Nurse 2 episodes, 2015
Al Cerullo ...  Helicopter Pilot 2 episodes, 2015
Katira Maria Katira Maria ...  Casielda 2 episodes, 2015
Kimberly Faure Kimberly Faure ...  Airline Attendant 2 episodes, 2015
John Hemphill ...  Pollster 2 episodes, 2015
Josh Evans ...  Moderator 2 episodes, 2015
Danielle Lee Greaves Danielle Lee Greaves ...  Verna Earl 2 episodes, 2015
LaTonya Borsay LaTonya Borsay ...  Sadie Young Jefferson 2 episodes, 2015
Shumerria Harris ...  Attendee / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Kaitlyn Wylde Kaitlyn Wylde ...  Young Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Jordan Dean ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Jim C. Ferris ...  Court Clerk 2 episodes, 2015
Evan Leone ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Kathleen Choe ...  Courthouse Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Christian Keiber ...  Angry Bobby / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Ariela Arnon ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 2015
Alyssa Gagarin Alyssa Gagarin ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2015
Brian Patrick Sullivan ...  Bill Dentzer 2 episodes, 2015
Clark Jackson ...  NAACP Counsel 2 episodes, 2015
Jarrell Singleton Jarrell Singleton ...  Slinger 2 episodes, 2015
Teddy Coluca ...  Neighbor 2 episodes, 2015
Warren Bub ...  Superintendent 2 episodes, 2015
Curtis Shumaker ...  Homeowner 2 episodes, 2015
Tyler Evans Tyler Evans ...  TV Analyst 2 episodes, 2015
John Mazurek ...  Homeowner 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Collins ...  Mr. Hobart 2 episodes, 2015
Amber Efé ...  Anchorwoman 2 episodes, 2015
Joanna Bonaro ...  Pedestrian 2 episodes, 2015
Ingrid Saxon ...  Library Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Thomas Cannizzaro Thomas Cannizzaro ...  Ed Tagliaferri 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Gregus Peter Gregus ...  Library Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Jillian Louis ...  Longo's Secretary 2 episodes, 2015
Ian Unterman ...  Dave Hartley 2 episodes, 2015
Wynne Anders Wynne Anders ...  Sand's Secretary 2 episodes, 2015
Maliq Johnson ...  Norma's Nephew 2 episodes, 2015
Heyda Salaman Heyda Salaman ...  Dominican Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Barrington Walters Jr. ...  Mambo 2 episodes, 2015
Jeane Fournier ...  Lynn Zaleski 2 episodes, 2015
Lee Roy Rogers Lee Roy Rogers ...  Speaker 2 episodes, 2015
Rachel Deacon ...  Anne-Marie 2 episodes, 2015
Darlene Violette ...  Speaker / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Harvey Jaffe Harvey Jaffe ...  Maury Allen 2 episodes, 2015
Mark Moshe Bellows Mark Moshe Bellows ...  Speaker 2 episodes, 2015
Genevieve Hudson-Price ...  Maureen Aig 2 episodes, 2015
Tom Bruno ...  Supporter 2 episodes, 2015
Anne O'Sullivan Anne O'Sullivan ...  Voter 2 episodes, 2015
Eboni Booth ...  Woman Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Chad Ackerman ...  Young Cop 2 episodes, 2015
Yvonne Cecelia Yvonne Cecelia ...  Attendee 2 episodes, 2015
Kevin Hogan ...  Voter 2 episodes, 2015
Julito McCullum ...  Caseworker 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Borghese ...  Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Michael Kaplan ...  Voter 2 episodes, 2015
Natalie Carter ...  Woman Resident 2 episodes, 2015
Roger Wayne ...  Protest Leader 2 episodes, 2015
Guyviaud Joseph ...  Young Male 2 episodes, 2015
John Bianco ...  Commissioner Joseph Fernandes 2 episodes, 2015
Curt Bouril Curt Bouril ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Madison Cruz Madison Cruz ...  Female Resident 2 episodes, 2015
Thedra Porter ...  Female Resident 2 episodes, 2015
Erik Frandsen Erik Frandsen ...  Irate Homeowner 2 episodes, 2015
Shawn Allen McLaughlin ...  Local News Anchor 2 episodes, 2015
Nesha Ward Nesha Ward ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 2015
Ann Gulian ...  White Housewife 2 episodes, 2015
Wanda Nobles Colon ...  Latina Resident 2 episodes, 2015
Brian Hutchison ...  Police Captain 2 episodes, 2015
Lance Roberts ...  Mr. Watts 2 episodes, 2015
Zenovia Gonzalez Zenovia Gonzalez ...  Latina Daughter 2 episodes, 2015
Joniece Abbott-Pratt ...  Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Carlos Ruiz Carlos Ruiz ...  Taxi Driver 2 episodes, 2015
Makia Martin Makia Martin ...  Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Maechi Aharanwa ...  Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Ilene Kristen ...  Hostess 2 episodes, 2015
Sarah Bolt Sarah Bolt ...  Zaleski's Secretary 2 episodes, 2015
Angela Cohen ...  Local TV Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Miles J. Harvey ...  Lookout 2 episodes, 2015
Guy Lockard ...  National CBS Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Jeff Mantel Jeff Mantel ...  Detective 2 episodes, 2015
Tamika Sonja Lawrence ...  Young Mother 2 episodes, 2015
John Quilty ...  Lawyer 2 episodes, 2015
Michael D. Boron Michael D. Boron ...  Ophtalmologist / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Johnny Mascali Johnny Mascali ...  Italian Man 2 episodes, 2015
Tyrese Muneza Tyrese Muneza ...  Jaron's Friend 2 episodes, 2015
Rita Rehn Rita Rehn ...  Shouting Woman 2 episodes, 2015
Marc Randolph Henry ...  Saunders Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Barbara Miluski ...  Church Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Liam Mitchell ...  Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Eliza Gilbert Eliza Gilbert ...  Protester 2 episodes, 2015
Tyler Burness Tyler Burness ...  Police Reporter 2 episodes, 2015
Jerry DiLeo ...  Pallbearer / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Mahaleia Gray ...  Girl in the Neighborhood 2 episodes, 2015
Zandrea Penn Zandrea Penn ...  Court Room Protestor 2 episodes, 2015
Razor Rocco Rizzotti ...  Police Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Pete Spano ...  Homeowner / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis. When federal courts ordered public housing be built in the white, middle class side of town, it divided the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics. Written by Anonymous

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When local politics gets tough and dirty.

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Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Winona Ryder cut her eyelashes for her part the city council woman, after writer David Simon sweet-mannered said they made her look too endearing. See more »

Quotes

Nick Wasicsko: Hey, this mayor thing... when the fun part starts?
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When The People Find Out
Performed by Steve Earle and The Dukes.
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Another gripping, necessary series from David Simon and co.
13 September 2015 | by CamooSee all my reviews

Against the tidal wave of television series released since 'the Wire' first premiered almost ten years ago, Show me a Hero quietly aims for the head and makes very few compromises to its trajectory. A show like this is way more content to jog its way steadily towards the finish line ahead of a pack of exhausted red faced sprinters who run out of steam well before the race is over. It knows that a story this fascinating but also so full of bureaucratic nitty gritty and highbrow social commentary can't start out the gate sprinting - it needs to build, and to grow, and to settle in your heart and your head in order to make its case for greatness. And it has nothing to prove. Much like the Wire and Treme, the payoff will come to those who wait it out, and unfortunately the series will probably suffer (or enjoy, depending on how you look at it) the same fate as those aforementioned shows because of it. A core group of loyal fans will stay with it from day one, and then countless other attention deficit disordered viewers will tune out until after the series has aired will come back to it later and wonder why the hell they waited so long to watch it.

Oscar Isaacs is phenomenal here, I would count this as his best work on anything, television or film or otherwise. He creates a complicated, conflicted character who gradually comes to tragic grips with his role as mayor presiding over a controversial housing development in Yonkers in the 1980's with a subtleness that I'm not sure many other actors would have delivered. Even my description doesn't really pay his character justice, it is never really made clear if he ever did grasp the importance of his political stand when he was in office. I'm not sure that is really the point. The point seems to be more that institutions can tower over men who think they control them, and that they do eventually have the power to affect positive change, in the same way that Simon's previous series showed us that institutions can be cold and inhospitable to anything but failure.

The show has a wonderful cast, and a lot of 'oh wow, I haven't seen that guy in AGES' moments - in roles that often play against type, and give these actors a lot of thoughtful, intelligent dialogue to work with.

And finally Paul Haggis. I haven't been the biggest fan of his work in the past, but paired with David Simon's wonderful naturalistic dialogue the directing feels masterful here, less gritty, more evocative than the Wire but stripped of the over the top melodrama found in Haggis's other work. There's a restraint here that I really appreciate.

I hope those people who might have tuned out after the first episode pick it up again. Show me a Hero is completely worth your full attention.


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