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Homicide: Life on the Street

The True Test (Season 5, Episode 8)
TV Episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An outstanding computer genius at a prestigious prep school is found stabbed to death. The incident is believed to be racially motivated as he is one of only three black students. Bayliss and Lewis suspect a student whose protective mother...See moreAn outstanding computer genius at a prestigious prep school is found stabbed to death. The incident is believed to be racially motivated as he is one of only three black students. Bayliss and Lewis suspect a student whose protective mother is a powerful judge. Pembleton finally passes the firearms test. Written by jeaneva See less
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Director
Writers
Paul Attanasio (created by) | Noel Behn (teleplay by) (story by) | Tom Fontana (story by) | David Simon (based upon the book by) | Darryl Wharton (staff writer)
Composer
Douglas J. Cuomo (original music by)
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Updated Nov 22, 1996

Release date
Nov 22, 1996 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Richard Belzer
John Munch John Munch   See fewer
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Andre Braugher
Frank Pembleton Frank Pembleton   See fewer
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Reed Diamond
Mike Kellerman Mike Kellerman   See fewer
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Michelle Forbes
Dr. Julianna Cox Dr. Julianna Cox   See fewer
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Clark Johnson
Meldrick Lewis Meldrick Lewis   See fewer
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Yaphet Kotto
Al Giardello Al Giardello   See fewer
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Melissa Leo
Kay Howard Kay Howard   See fewer
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Max Perlich
J.H. Brodie J.H. Brodie   See fewer
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Kyle Secor
Tim Bayliss Tim Bayliss   See fewer
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Elijah Wood
McPhee Broadman McPhee Broadman   See fewer
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Sagan Lewis
Judge Susan Aandahl Judge Susan Aandahl   See fewer
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Ami Brabson
Mary Pembleton Mary Pembleton   See fewer
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Chris Northup
Hord Highsmith Hord Highsmith   See fewer
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Andrew Bowser
Derek Delmond (as Andy Bowser) Derek Delmond (as Andy Bowser)   See fewer
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Pat Dade
Monica Murphy Monica Murphy   See fewer
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Geoffrey I. Grissett
Kemp Fowler (as Geoffrey I. Gissett) Kemp Fowler (as Geoffrey I. Gissett)   See fewer
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Dan Buck
Mad Mel (as Ian Buck) Mad Mel (as Ian Buck)   See fewer
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Bonita L. Cartwright
Louise Buchanan (as Bonita Cartwright-Thornton) Louise Buchanan (as Bonita Cartwright-Thornton)   See fewer
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William Spencer Ross
Jordan Buchanan Jordan Buchanan   See fewer
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Jay Spadaro
Officer Salerno Officer Salerno   See fewer
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Brian Harrison
Rookie Officer (uncredited) Rookie Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Judy Thornton
Judy (uncredited) Judy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 123 votes