Corner

The Corner

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Director: Charles S. Dutton, T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters

Cast: Charles S. Dutton, T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters

     
 

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The toll that drugs and crime have taken on an economically-depressed African-American neighborhood in Baltimore paints the backdrop for this miniseries produced for and initially aired by the premium cable network HBO. Gary McCullogh (T.K. Carter) was once a hard-working man with an education and a solid career, but after succumbing to the lure of heroin, Gary has

Overview

The toll that drugs and crime have taken on an economically-depressed African-American neighborhood in Baltimore paints the backdrop for this miniseries produced for and initially aired by the premium cable network HBO. Gary McCullogh (T.K. Carter) was once a hard-working man with an education and a solid career, but after succumbing to the lure of heroin, Gary has lost his job, home, and wife -- and now steals whatever he can find to support his habit. Gary lives with his girlfriend Fran Boyd (Khandi Alexander), who is also addicted to heroin. While she's all too aware of the pitfalls of her life and wants to clean up, she has trouble getting medical help and her willpower is too weak for her to kick the habit by herself. Fran's 15-year-old son DeAndre (Sean Nelson) has seen enough of his mother's troubles to be wary of using drugs, but while he would prefer to stay on the straight and narrow, dealing crack is one of the few job options open to him in his neighborhood, especially after his allergy to seafood causes him to lose a job in a restaurant. The Corner was based on the book of the same name by Edward Burns and David Simon, which examined one year in a real-life Baltimore neighborhood; Simon collaborated on the teleplay with David Mills, and noted actor Charles S. Dutton directed.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
UPC:
0883929200955
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
6:00:00
Sales rank:
25,894

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
T.K. Carter Gary McCullogh
Khandi Alexander Fran Boyd
Clarke Peters Fat Curt
Sean Nelson DeAndre mcCullogh
Glenn Plummer George Epps
Tasha Smith Ronnie Boice
Ron Brice Actor
Reg E. Cathey Actor
Brian O'Neill Actor

Technical Credits
Charles S. Dutton Director
Roy Anderson Stunts
Jaki Brown-Karman Casting
Robert F. Colesberry Executive Producer
Antonia Ellis Producer
David Mills Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Nina Kostroff Noble Producer
Bill Pankow Editor
Vincent Peranio Production Designer
David Simon Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Ivan Strasburg Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Corner
1. Descent Into Drugs
2. Hustling for a Living
3. Looking for Handouts
4. Like Father Like Son
5. Desperation
6. Locked Up
1. "I Can Jail if I Have To"
2. Structure and Dscipline
3. Put Out
4. "Out There Trying..."
5. Stolen Stash
6. "It Can Get Better"
1. A Mother and a Drugger
2. "I'm Trying Too"
3. "Can't Cry When the Game Plays You"
4. Cause to Celebrate
5. "I Can't Make It"
6. "It Hurts to Watch"
Disc #2 -- The Corner
1. "There's a Corner Everywhere"
2. Bulletproof
3. "A Long Time Coming"
4. "Top Crab"
5. No More
6. "If It Were Up to Me..."
1. "A Man Child Alone"
2. Consequences
3. Time to Get Off the Corners?
4. Earn Your Keep
5. Loyalty?
6. Ready or Not
1. "The Devil You Know"
2. Playing Around
3. Appearances
4. And They All Fall Down
5. "I'm a Drug Addict"
6. And Then...

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The Corner 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
working in the field of substance abuse this film helps me to understand their behavior as a illicit drug user. This film shows the different phases of addiciton that a person came experince.I truely will use this to film for training new counselors and staff members.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched all episodes over and over again, when it was orignally aired on HBO. It's captivating,dramatic, and very intense. I found myself in tears at the end of the 6 episode.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You have never seen a series like this one! All Star Cast and Performances all around. Khandi Alexander puts on the performance of her life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, i know real life people actualy doing what these actors are doing. I've documented true raw hardcore drug user's for examination on human behavior under the influance of drugs. The corner is as true as real life...
Guest More than 1 year ago
David Simon's book, The Corner, has masterly been transformed onto screen by emmy winning best director Charles S Dutton. All I can say is that he and the show deserved every award it was nominated and won for. The corner follows the lives of three members of the Mcullugh family living in the projects of Baltimore, home to such shows as Simon's own The Wire and Homicide. Gary, the once well off father who succumbed to the power of the corner His ex wife, Fran, who too is addicted to the taste of the corner and their son, 15 year old DeAndre whos a rising star in the local drug trade. The Corner is moving, powerful, thought provoking entertainment. Definately one of the greatest things I've ever had the priveledge to watch, read, or hear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this when it first aired on HBO and it has you in it's grip from beginning to end..a must see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A VERY REAL-LIFE MINI-SERIS THAT HAS OPENED MY EYES ON A SITUATION YOU NORMALLY ONLY SEE ON A QUICK PASS THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN, YOU NEVER KNOW THE THE DETAILS OF HOW AND WHY THAT PERSON CAME ABOUT BEING ON THE CORNER, AND HOW IT EFFECTS THE LIVES OF EVERYONE THAT PERSON KNOWS AND LOVES.
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