The Corner

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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...
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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.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • UPC: 883929200955
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 6:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,106

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
Reg E. Cathey
Brian O'Neill
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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Corner
   Episode Index
      Gary's Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Deandre's Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Fran's Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
   Languages
      Audio
         English 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Subtitles Off
   HBO Video
Disc #2 -- The Corner
   Episode Index
      Dope Fiend Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Corner Boy Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Previously On
         Next On
         Play Episode
      Everyman's Blues
         Episode Summary
         Scene Selection
         Previously On
         Play Episode
   Languages
      Audio
         English 2.0
         Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Subtitles Off
   Cast/Crew Bios
      T.K. Carter - Gary McCullough
      Khandi Alexander - Denise Francine "Fran" Boyd
      Sean Nealson - Deandre McCullough
      Charles S. Dutton - Director
      David Mills - Executive Producer, Writer
      David Simon - Executive Producer , Writer
      Robert F. Colesberry - Executive Producer
   HBO Video
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breathtaking. Eye Opening.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TRUE LIFE

    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...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Charles Dutton need to be Director of the Year

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EYE-OPENING!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    addiction

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Powerful!

    I saw this when it first aired on HBO and it has you in it's grip from beginning to end..a must see!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a Great Movie

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 31, 2011

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