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Dead Soldiers 

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes ... See full summary »

Director:

Rob Bailey

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Dennis Lehane (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic West ... Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty
John Doman ... Dep. Comm. for Operations William A. Rawls
Idris Elba ... Russell 'Stringer' Bell
Frankie Faison ... Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
Aidan Gillen ... Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti
Wood Harris ... Avon Barksdale (credit only)
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Sonja Sohn ... Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
Jim True-Frost ... Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski
Robert Wisdom ... Maj. Howard 'Bunny' Colvin
Seth Gilliam ... Sgt. Ellis Carver
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Storyline

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes horribly wrong. Proposition Joe summons Stringer Bell to a meeting and tells him that the cops have screwed up. Daniels reassigns his detail after the wire on Stringer Bell goes dead. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of Dead Soldiers, Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti is seen having an extra marital affair at a political fund raiser. The character Tommy Carcetti bears a strong resemblance to former Baltimore Mayor/City Councilman and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. This scene caused quite a kerfuffle and no doubt will continue to be a source of controversy as O'Malley runs for the presidency in 2016. See more »

Goofs

At 24 minutes and 27 seconds when Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell enters the room he lays down his folders on the table in front of him just as he walks in. In the next shot when he sits down he is seen still holding them in his hands and then putting them down on the table. See more »

Quotes

Acting Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell: If the Gods are fucking you, you find a way to fuck them back. It's Baltimore, gentlemen, the Gods will not save you.
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Crazy Credits

The Western district lectern has several meritorious service awards that are displayed on it. The most prominent plaque is for a person named Peranio. Vince Peranio is the name of the production designer for The Wire. See more »

Connections

References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Down in the Hole
(uncredited)
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by the Neville Brothers
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