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The Subway 

A man is pinned by a train in a subway station, producing a mortal wound that is temporarily suppressed by his situation, the Homicide detectives must determine if the incident was an accident or deliberate.


Gary Fleder


Paul Attanasio (created by), James Yoshimura | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Belzer ... John Munch (credit only)
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Reed Diamond ... Mike Kellerman (credit only)
Peter Gerety ... Stuart Gharty (credit only)
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello (credit only)
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Jon Seda ... Paul Falsone
Callie Thorne ... Laura Ballard (credit only)
Vincent D'Onofrio ... John Lange
Bruce MacVittie ... Larry Biedron
Wendee Pratt Wendee Pratt ... Joy Tolson
Kristin Rohde Kristin Rohde ... Sgt. Sally Rogers
Lisa Matthews Lisa Matthews ... Band Member
Tom Teti Tom Teti ... Transit Supervisor


John Lange becomes pinned between a subway train and the station platform. The Baltimore homicide department is called to investigate whether a crime has been committed or whether in which the circumstances Mr. Lange finds himself are the result of a terrible accident. Written by Jimmy Correa

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Release Date:

5 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Did You Know?


Writer James Yoshimura based Subway of the HBO hidden-camera series Taxicab Confessions, in which a New York City detective discussed a memorable real-life instance of a man trapped between a platform and a subway train. A clip of the scene can be found on YouTube under the title "New York Stories - Taxicab Confessions - Part 1". See more »


Featured in Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) See more »

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Superb writing, acting, directing and everything else
22 October 2011 | by pvbklynSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this episode when it first aired. I thought this was a very fine series, but this episode stuck in my head for years. And when I watched it again a couple of weeks ago, this time uninterrupted by commercials, I was still stunned and had to look at a blank wall for a bit. This episode has to be the finest work ever done on Network television. It rises way above entertainment and leaves one speechless and pondering how fragile life can be. And it just doesn't go away. Whether you like that kind of thing or not, I know I do. It's a credit to everyone who was involved with this show. "Homicide: Life on the Streets" raised the bar for police dramas to an unattainable height for others in its wake. You can say that "The Wire" surpassed this series, but it could be debatable only because the focus in The Wire was not just the police but was far more diverse and gave us a clearer picture of society.

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