Wire: Complete Seasons 1-4

Wire: Complete Seasons 1-4

     
 

When Detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) sits in on the murder trial of D'Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.), it piques the curiosity of the judge (Peter Gerety). D'Angelo gets off, despite testimony from one eyewitness, after another witness changes her story. The judge calls McNulty into his chambers to explain his interest in the case. McNulty tells the judge… See more details below

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When Detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) sits in on the murder trial of D'Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.), it piques the curiosity of the judge (Peter Gerety). D'Angelo gets off, despite testimony from one eyewitness, after another witness changes her story. The judge calls McNulty into his chambers to explain his interest in the case. McNulty tells the judge that D'Angelo's uncle, Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris), is a drug kingpin who runs the Franklin Terrace, but no charges have ever stuck against Avon and his crew. In fact, McNulty claims there are ten unsolved murders in the area that can be traced to Avon. The judge calls to complain to the higher-ups in the Baltimore Police Department, and McNulty finds himself called on the carpet for breaking the chain of command. He gets reassigned out of homicide to a special unit created to bust Barksdale's operation. The unit is headed by the ambitious Lieutenant Cedric Daniels (Lance Reddick), who warns McNulty not to cross him. Also in the unit are narcotics officer Shakima Greggs (Sonja Sohn), a good cop, and knuckleheads Ellis Carver (Seth Gilliam) and Thomas "Herc" Hauk (Dominick Lombardozzi). McNulty thinks the only way to bust Barksdale is to set up surveillance and work their way into the organization, but Daniels wants to settle things quickly with a widespread "buy and bust" operation. Meanwhile, D'Angelo finds himself busted back down to the street for all the trouble he's caused. The crew he's running, which includes the ruthless Bodie (J.D. Williams), viciously beats up a junkie who tries to pass off some phony bills. Another junkie, Bubbles (Andre Royo), visits his badly beaten friend in the hospital, where he runs into Greggs, and offers to help the cops in their investigation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2007
UPC:
0026359794421
Rating:
NR
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
50:15:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Season 2: Episodic previews and caps; Audio commentaries with stars Dominic West and Michael K. Williams, co-producer Karen L. Thorson and editor Thom Zimmy; Season Three: Q&A with David Simon and creative team, courtesy of the Museum of Television & Radio; Conversation with David Simon at Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts; Five audio commentaries with creator David Simon, director Joe Chappelle, writers Richard Pierce and George Pelecanos, and producers Karen L. Thorson and Nina K. Noble; Season 4: An hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary in two parts: "It's All Connected," "The Game is Real"; Six audio commentaries with creator David Simon, cast and crew

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