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Moral Midgetry 

Prez impresses the detail with what he's found out from Bodie's cell phone, information that sends McNulty and Greggs on a road trip. Colvin sees the benefits of his plan working. Carcetti ... See full summary »

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

David Simon (created by), Richard Price (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
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman (credit only)
Clarke Peters ... Det. Lester Freamon
Wendell Pierce ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland (credit only)
Lance Reddick ... Lt. Cedric Daniels
Andre Royo ... Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins (credit only)
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

Prez impresses the detail with what he's found out from Bodie's cell phone, information that sends McNulty and Greggs on a road trip. Colvin sees the benefits of his plan working. Carcetti confronts a hurdle he must clear if he wants to run for higher office, while Marlo appears to take the bait set by the Barksdale crew. 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:

14 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the first scene, in Hamsterdam, the girl in the car asking for an eight-ball is Dee Dee, an addict who later in the series will become a prostitute (S04 E08) and then a recovering addict (S05 E02). See more »

Goofs

When McNulty is talking to Brianna about D'Angelo, he throws his tea bag in the garbage but later in the scene the tea bag is still in his cup. See more »

Quotes

Off. Anthony Colicchio: You know what this is? It's moral midgetry. Turn the fuckin' world upside down, treat these braindead corner yo's like princelings.
Sgt. Ellis Carver: You see how clean the corners are? In every sector, street traffic is half what it was.
Off. Anthony Colicchio: Fuck that. It's wrong, and it's wrong.
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Hank Williams
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