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The Wire (TV Series)

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Original title
The Wire (TV Series)
Running time
60 min.
United States United States
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
Broadcasting by HBO
TV Series. Thriller. Drama | Crime. Cop Movies. Drugs. Politics
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
2006: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2003: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2008: Directors Guild of America: Best Direction TV Series Drama -episode 'Transitions'-
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2007: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Screenplay Drama-Series
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