Homicide: The Movie (2000)




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Some six months after the cancellation of the popular, hard-hitting TV cop series Homicide, most of the cast members were reunited for a two-hour TV movie, which deftly (and somewhat surprisingly) combines stark, raw realism with Sartre-esque flights of fantasy. Several members past and present of the Baltimore Police Department's homicide squad are brought back together when their former skipper and current mayoral candidate, Al "G" Giardelli (Yaphet Kotto), is gunned down by a would-be assassin. As former partners Frank Pembleton (Andre Braugher) and Tim Bayliss (Kyle Secor) conduct their own personal search for the perpetrator, the comatose "G" discovers that not all police review boards are conducted by the living. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
PG-13 (adult situations)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Andre Braugher
as Frank Pembleton
Daniel Baldwin
as Beau Felton
Ned Beatty
as Stanley Bolander
Richard Belzer
as John Munch
Reed Diamond
as Mike Kellerman
Giancarlo Esposito
as Mike Giardello
Michelle Forbes
as Dr. Juliana Cox
Peter Gerety
as Stuart Gharty
Isabella Hofmann
as Megan Russert
Isabella Hoffman
as Megan Russert
Zeljko Ivanek
as Ed Danvers
Clark Johnson
as Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
as Al Giardello
Melissa Leo
as Kay Howard
Toni Lewis
as Terri Stivers
Michael Michele
as Rene Sheppard
Max Perlich
as James Brodie
Jon Polito
as Steve Croscetti
Kyle Secor
as Tim Bayliss
Jon Seda
as Paul Falsone
Callie Thorne
as Laura Ballard
Jason Priestley
as Robert Hall
Eamonn Walker
as Eric Thomas James
Ed Begley Jr.
as Doctor
Herb Levinson
as Lausanne
Jay Spadaro
as Salerno
Ralph Tabakin
as Scheiner
Sean Whitesell
as Devilbiss
Austin Pendleton
as George Griscom
Rhonda Overby
as Dawn Daniels
Elizabeth Berman
as Shirley de Sassy
Mark Joy
as Nathan
Lanny Flaherty
as Homeless Man
Clayton LeBouef
as Colonel George Barnfather
Ellen McElduff
as Billie Lou Munch
Walt McPherson
as Roger Gaffney
Reg E. Cathey
as Bernard Weeks
Terry Serpico
as Karl Miller
Jim Simpson
as Gessner
Paul M. Clary
as Officer Brown
Bradley Thoennes
as News Manager
Craig D. Wallace
as John Komen
Helen Lucaitis
as Herself
Dina Napoli
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Homicide: The Movie

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

Homicide, David Mamet's ponderous film about a Jewish cop losing his way, loses its way whenever it wanders from the scene of the crime

Full Review… | November 11, 2009

The doomy mood of the final scenes packs a wallop that's missing from Mamet's more contrived narratives.

Full Review… | September 26, 2009
Movie Metropolis

a high wire neo-noir that bravely incorporates the urban thriller with the crazy twist of religious conversion and the saving/condemning of a divided soul.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009

As Mamet writes, so he directs -- his shots get to the point, usually one we don't forget.

September 14, 2009
Film Threat

I still like the movie for the way it immerses itself in each moment, and for the intense way it moves and sounds.

Full Review… | September 10, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

The Pulitzer-winning playwright's movies are often a few steps ahead of their audiences, but Homicide seems to have intuitively anticipated its now-exemplary status.

Full Review… | September 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Homicide: The Movie


Exciting, but at times heavy-handed. Worth a watch if not for William H. Macy calling people faggots and telling other detectives to shut the fuck up.

matt sigur
matt sigur

Super Reviewer

Good movie, well acted. I have rated it highly because it was obviously of a high standard, but for me personally, I didn't love it, and would not watch it again. It is a little confusing, and the racism issues, while important, ruin what would have - for me - worked better as a straightforward crime movie. I am sure there are many who would enjoy this.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Finally tracked this one down and I'm glad that I did. The dialogue is very Mamet which means incredible dialogue and monologues that actors will be using for auditions for years to come. Joe Mantegna delivers well.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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