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    The Wire

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    The Wire

    TV Series     2002     Criminal drama     USA
    Original lang: English, Greek

    In chronicling a multi-generational family business dealing illegal drugs and the efforts of the Baltimore police to curb their trade, this series draws parallels between these organizations and the men and women on either side of the battle.

    The words of Gary W. Potter, Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, in writing about the savings and loan scandals of the 1980s, can also be used to illuminate some of the central premises of the show:

    "There is precious little difference between those people who society designates as respectable and law abiding and those people society castigates as hoodlums and thugs. The world of corporate finance and corporate capital is as criminogenic and probably more criminogenic than any poverty-wracked slum neighborhood. The distinctions drawn between business, politics, and organized crime are at best artificial and in reality irrelevant. Rather than being dysfunctions, corporate crime, white-collar crime, organized crime, and political corruption are mainstays of American political-economic life."

    Starring

    Dominic West
    John Doman
    Domenick Lombardozzi
    Andre Royo
    Michael Kenneth Williams
    Frankie Faison
    Wood Harris
    Idris Elba
    Aidan Gillen
    Jamie Hector
    Method Man
    Clark Johnson
    Tony Devon
    Amy Ryan
    Peter Gerety
    Thomas McCarthy
    Isiah Whitlock Jr.
    Pablo Schreiber
    Callie Thorne
    Michael Hyatt
    Merritt Wever
    Michael B. Jordan
    James Ransone
    Ramon Rodriguez
    + MORE

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