The Wire (TV Series)

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Original title
The Wire (TV Series)
Running time
60 min.
United States United States
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David Simon, Ed Burns, Joy Kecken, Rafael Álvarez, Chris Collins, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, William F. Zorzi, Eric Overmyer
Uta Briesewitz
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Broadcast by HBO Network
TV Series. Thriller. Drama | Crime. Cop Movies. Drugs. Politics
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Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2002-2008). 5 Seasons. 60 episodes. This unvarnished, highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, the series captures a universe of subterfuge and surveillance, where easy distinctions between good and evil, and crime and punishment, are challenged at every turn. The first season concentrated on the often-futile efforts of police to infiltrate a West Baltimore drug ring headed by Avon Barksdale.
2008: Nominated for Emmy Award: Outstanding Writing
2005: Nominated for Emmy Award: Outstanding Writing
2008: Nominated for BAFTA TV Awards: Best International
2008: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2007: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2008: Directors Guild of America: Best Direction TV Series Drama -episode 'Transitions'-
2006: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2003: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
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