The Wire - Season 4

The Wire - Season 4

David Simon
 Cast: David Simon
David Simon
, Robert Wisdom
Robert Wisdom
, Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost
, Julito McCullum
Julito McCullum

DVD

$29.99

Overview

David Simon's masterful social commentary went back to school, quite literally, in the fourth season, which focuses on Baltimore's crumbling education system. A relevant link to its first three seasons is supplied by Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski (Jim True-Frost), who left the police department to become a teacher at Edward Tilghman Middle School, a hardscrabble institution on life support that services a low-income, drug-infested neighborhood. (Incidentally, Prez's career path is similar to one of the series' producers, Ed Burns). His eighth-grade math class includes a close-knit quartet of friends -- Randy Wagstaff (Maestro Harrell), Michael Lee (Tristan Wilds), Duquan "Dukie" Weems (Jermaine Crawford) and Namond Brice (Julito McCullum). The wisecracking Brice is ignominiously selected to be part of a university experiment studying at-risk kids, which counts a former police commander, Bunny Colvin (Robert Wisdom), as a consultant. Out on the corners, Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector) strengthens his grip on the city's West Side narcotics trade once dominated by the Barksdale gang, and with his cold-blooded lieutenants, Chris (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and Snoop (Felicia Pearson), devises an ingenious method to hide the collateral damage of his ascent from the law. This sleight-of-hand bedevils detectives Freamon (Clarke Peters), Greggs (Sonja Sohn) and Bunk (Wendell Pierce). The trio are flummoxed by the lack of victims that would surely coincide with Marlo's ever-widening domain, a savage power grab that also threatens the relative peace of the New Day Co-Op under East Side pooh-bah Proposition Joe (Robert F. Chew). Meanwhile, the Democratic primary in the city's mayoral campaign pits the entrenched African-American incumbent, Clarence Royce (Glynn Turman), against Councilman Tommy Carcetti (Aidan Gillen), a scrappy politico with a savvy campaign manager in Norman Wilson (Reg E. Cathey), but a long shot to become Charm City's first white chief executive in years.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2007
UPC: 0026359392726
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 13:00:00

Special Features

An exclusive two-part documentary - "It's All Connected: The Wire," featuring candid interviews with cast and crew discussing life in the city of Baltimore as depicted on the series, and "The Game is Real: The Wire," a retrospective on the issues explored in past seasons; and six audio commentaries with David Simon (Creator/Executive Producer) and Ed Burns (Producer), along with cast and crew.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wire: The Complete Fourth Season
2. Gunpowder Activated [9:11]
3. Quick and Clean [11:47]
4. Where's the Love? [9:02]
5. Nothin' Gets Done [10:21]
6. Soft Targets [10:19]
7. No Lex [6:21]
2. Following the Money [9:18]
3. Looking For Lex [11:43]
4. That Ain't Me [9:30]
5. Subpoena For Records [8:18]
6. Proper Supervision [12:34]
7. Consider a Change [5:30]
2. Big Paws [11:07]
3. Relieved From Command [6:50]
4. Team Baltimore [8:24]
5. The First Day [10:42]
6. School of Social Work [9:22]
7. A Favor [10:45]
Disc #2 -- Wire: The Complete Fourth Season
2. So Much Wisdom [8:33]
3. Homicide [11:37]
4. Marlo's Money [9:16]
5. Clarence's Deal [9:15]
6. Days by Their Faces [11:44]
7. This Ain't Over [6:43]
2. Anything You Need [9:17]
3. Corner Kids [11:16]
4. Zombie Master [10:58]
5. Street Sweeps [7:28]
6. Delegate Watkins [10:07]
7. Incentive to Listen [8:03]
2. Our Blessed Franchise [10:45]
3. Step Up Now [10:20]
4. Walk Around Money [9:51]
5. Election Day [9:10]
6. Some Kinda Democrat? [9:49]
7. Let's Celebrate [6:38]
2. Who Doin' the Bounty? [9:54]
3. That Golden Rule [9:44]
4. What's Goin' On? [9:30]
5. Outta Sight [9:38]
6. Enable Me, Carv [11:13]
7. Learn to Behave [7:04]
Disc #3 -- Wire: The Complete Fourth Season
2. Practice Getting Over [10:13]
3. Pigeons in a Storm [10:13]
4. Omar? [9:10]
5. A Baltimore Question [8:38]
6. This is Your Chance [10:16]
7. I Want My Camera [8:38]
2. No More Bodies [10:32]
3. Ready to Work [8:48]
4. Pay Down Some Debt [11:07]
5. Too Friendly [10:45]
6. Party of Four [8:48]
7. A Proud Day [7:09]
2. Global Warming [8:46]
3. Teach to the Test [10:40]
4. Same Damn Corners [10:10]
5. Junkin' the Stars [10:47]
6. Making a Play [7:43]
7. Ain't Comin' Back [8:54]
2. At-Risk Children [9:56]
3. Mo' Better [9:49]
4. Ain't No Snitch [10:51]
5. Morning in Baltimore [8:13]
6. A Powerful Urge [11:12]
7. A Tomb [7:06]
Disc #4 -- Wire: The Complete Fourth Season
2. No More Wood [8:24]
3. Step to Him [8:58]
4. Intimacy [9:18]
5. All the Love [10:22]
6. Bodies [9:53]
7. Can't Go Home [10:12]
2. Jingle Bell Rock [11:43]
3. Be Easy [14:46]
4. Speak Up Now [12:54]
5. You're a Soldier [10:11]
6. Crew That Up [13:09]
7. You Tried [14:26]

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