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The Wire 5 Seasons 2002

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In Season One of the raw, realistic HBO drama series, a joint homicide/narcotics police detail is created to investigate a drug-dealing operation in the city of Baltimore.

Starring:
Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Sonja Sohn

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1. The Target

In the pilot episode of this drama series, Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty gets into hot water and winds up assigned to a detail of narcotics outcasts charged with investigating drug lord Avon Barksdale and his powerful operation.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes Release date: June 2, 2002
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2. The Detail

McNulty feels the heat when a witness who testified against D'Angelo is found murdered. Meanwhile, Greggs is given the lay of the land regarding Avon Barksdale's key players, and Herc, Carver and Prez find big-time trouble at the towers.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 57 minutes Release date: June 9, 2002
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3. The Buys

The early-morning 'field interviews' by Herc, Carver and Prez result in a minor riot, a boy losing an eye and some bad publicity. On the other side of the law, D'Angelo teaches Wallace and Bodie how to play the game (chess) and later impresses Bell.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: June 16, 2002
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4. Old Cases

Greggs and McNulty try to get Hardcase to turn informant as arraignment begins for those caught in the raid. Barksdale places a bounty on the head of rival gang leader Omar. Meanwhile, McNulty takes Bubbles on a cultural field trip.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 59 minutes Release date: June 23, 2002
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5. The Pager

McNulty's detail finally gets 'clone' pagers to track Barksdale and his gang, but nobody can crack the codes used by the callers. Meanwhile, Bell instructs D'Angelo on how to school his lookouts while simultaneously flushing out a possible snitch.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour Release date: June 30, 2002
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6. The Wire

When Rawls looks to make a premature arrest for three murders that are linked to D'Angelo and Avon Barksdale, McNulty and Greggs must argue for a delay in order to preserve the valuable wiretap gains they have made.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 59 minutes Release date: July 7, 2002
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7. One Arrest

Tipped off by the wire, Greggs, Herc, Carver and Freamon make a bust, but the incident makes Avon and Stringer suspicious, leading them to close shop in the Pit. Meanwhile, Bunk and McNulty look for another witness in the Gant slaying.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 59 minutes Release date: July 21, 2002
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8. Lessons

An unlikely source gives McNulty the tag of a car driven by Stringer Bell. Meanwhile, Greggs and Carver bust a congressional aide carrying dirty cash, but are forced to let him go. Later, Omar earns his 'loose cannon' moniker.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: July 28, 2002
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9. Game Day

Barksdale plays an expensive game of one-upmanship with an east-side rival. Meanwhile, Herc and Carver take some cash off of Wee-Bey's hands, and Omar resurfaces with a bang.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: August 4, 2002
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10. The Cost

With Wallace in custody, McNulty and Daniels try to figure out what to do with him in the months before he testifies. Sydnor and Carver track down one of Barksdale's stash houses, and Prez shows off his 'gift for the paper trail.'

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: August 11, 2002
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11. The Hunt

The police turn up the heat on tracking down Savino, Wee-Bey and Little Man. Burrell orders Daniels to hit drug dealers for results that will impress the press. Barksdale sees his ranks thinning after the hit on Orlando.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: August 18, 2002
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12. Cleaning Up

The low-rise pay phones are out of service, so McNulty and Daniels keep pace by tapping Barksdale's office. Bodie gets some new responsibilities from Stringer; Freamon gives Shardene a 'new look'; and D'Angelo goes to NYC on an errand for his uncle.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 56 minutes Release date: September 1, 2002
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13. Sentencing

Season One finale. Every crew has weak links--including Avon Barksdale's. With the heat turned up in the high-rises, Daniels and McNulty turn to a higher authority in an effort to crack the case wide open.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 5 minutes Release date: September 8, 2002
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Bonus: Introducing The Wire

[HBO] HD. Stream HBO past, present and future--including the acclaimed drama series 'The Wire.'

TV-14 Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: December 31, 2016

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Bonus: The Wire Prequel: Prop Joe (1962)

HD. 1962, Baltimore. Crossed in school, a student shows off the brazen business acumen that will soon earn him the moniker 'Proposition Joe.'

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: June 8, 2017

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Bonus: The Wire: Season 1 Introduction

HD. Creator David Simon and writer George Pelecanos set up the characters and themes of the show's first season.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: June 3, 2017

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Bonus: The Wire Prequel: Young Omar (1985)

HD. 1985, Baltimore. An adolescent Omar upstages two older boys, and exhibits a sense of maturity beyond his years, during a robbery.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: June 8, 2017

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Bonus: The Wire Prequel: Bunk/McNulty (2000)

HD. 2000, Baltimore. Bunk's initial coolness towards his new partner--six-year wonder Jimmy McNulty--is thawed after they find common ground.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: June 8, 2017

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Bonus: Why The Wire Still Matters

HD. Creator David Simon on why 'The Wire' is still relevant 15 years later--from fake news to the drug war and beyond.

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: June 3, 2017

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Bonus: Discover The Wire

HD. Stream HBO past, present and future--including the acclaimed drama series 'The Wire.'

TV-14Subtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: March 12, 2017

Product details

Genres Drama
Starring Idris Elba, Frankie Faison, Sonja Sohn
Supporting actors Wendell Pierce, Wood Harris, Dominic West, Lance Reddick
Season year 2002
Network HBO
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