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The Wire

The Target (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore Det. Jimmy McNulty finds himself in hot water with his superior Major William Rawls after a drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale who is charged with three murders, is acquitted. McNulty knows the judge in question and although it's ...See moreBaltimore Det. Jimmy McNulty finds himself in hot water with his superior Major William Rawls after a drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale who is charged with three murders, is acquitted. McNulty knows the judge in question and although it's not his case, he's called into chambers to explain what happened. Obviously key witnesses recanted their police statements on the stand but McNulty doesn't underplay Barksdale's role in at least 7 other murders. When the judge's raises his concerns at the senior levels of the police department, they have a new investigation on their hands. Lt. Cedric Daniels is put in charge with Kima Greggs as the lead detective. As for Barksdale, he finds himself demoted to a low-level dealer after his arrest and he obviously has to prove himself yet again. Written by garykmcd See less
Writers
David Simon (created by) (teleplay by) (story by) | Ed Burns (story by) (as Edward Burns)
Producer
Nina Kostroff-Noble (as Nina Kostroff Noble)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Vincent Peranio (as Vince Peranio)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jun 2, 2002

Release date
Jun 2, 2002 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Dominic West
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty   See fewer
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John Doman
Maj. William A. Rawls Maj. William A. Rawls   See fewer
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Idris Elba
Russell 'Stringer' Bell Russell 'Stringer' Bell   See fewer
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Frankie Faison
Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison) Dep. Comm. for Operations Ervin H. Burrell (as Frankie R. Faison)   See fewer
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Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.) D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)   See fewer
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Wood Harris
Avon Barksdale Avon Barksdale   See fewer
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Deirdre Lovejoy
Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pearlman   See fewer
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Wendell Pierce
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland   See fewer
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Lance Reddick
Lt. Cedric Daniels Lt. Cedric Daniels   See fewer
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Andre Royo
Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins   See fewer
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Sonja Sohn
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs   See fewer
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Peter Gerety
Judge Daniel Phelan Judge Daniel Phelan   See fewer
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Seth Gilliam
Det. Ellis Carver Det. Ellis Carver   See fewer
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Domenick Lombardozzi
Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk   See fewer
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Leo Fitzpatrick
Johnny Weeks Johnny Weeks   See fewer
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J.D. Williams
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (as JD Williams) Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (as JD Williams)   See fewer
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Hassan Johnson
Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice   See fewer
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Clayton LeBouef
Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker   See fewer
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Doug Olear
FBI Spec. Agent Terrance 'Fitz' Fitzhugh FBI Spec. Agent Terrance 'Fitz' Fitzhugh   See fewer
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Delaney Williams
Sgt. Jay Landsman Sgt. Jay Landsman   See fewer
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Richard DeAngelis
Maj. Raymond Foerster (as Richard De Angelis) Maj. Raymond Foerster (as Richard De Angelis)   See fewer
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Wendy Grantham
Shardene Innes Shardene Innes   See fewer
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Michael Kostroff
Maurice 'Maury' Levy Maurice 'Maury' Levy   See fewer
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Michael Salconi
Det. Michael 'Sanny' Santangelo Det. Michael 'Sanny' Santangelo   See fewer
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Ingrid Cornell
Nakeesha Lyles Nakeesha Lyles   See fewer
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Larry Hull
William Gant (as Larry E. Hull) William Gant (as Larry E. Hull)   See fewer
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Lucy Newman-Williams
Asst. State's Atty. Taryn Hanson Asst. State's Atty. Taryn Hanson   See fewer
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Michael Stone Forrest
Det. Frank Barlow Det. Frank Barlow   See fewer
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Nikki Bell
Crack Addict Crack Addict   See fewer
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Stephen Szibler
Narcotics Detective Narcotics Detective   See fewer
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Kamal Bostic-Smith
Snot Boogie's Friend (uncredited) Snot Boogie's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby J. Brown
Off. Bobby Brown (uncredited) Off. Bobby Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tray Chaney
Malik 'Poot' Carr (uncredited) Malik 'Poot' Carr (uncredited)   See fewer
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Enrique Chicas
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris Clanton
Savino Bratton (uncredited) Savino Bratton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert F. Colesberry
Det. Ray Cole (uncredited) Det. Ray Cole (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aaron Moss
Drug Dealer (uncredited) Drug Dealer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brandon Price
Anton 'Stinkum' Artis (uncredited) Anton 'Stinkum' Artis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ron A. Williams
Addict (uncredited) Addict (uncredited)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 3,549 votes