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The Wire: Season 2 (2003)

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A complex crime drama set in Baltimore, Maryland, that follows the thread of a single police investigation, from the perspectives of both law-enforcement officials and the criminals they're pursuing.

Cast

Dominic West
as Det. James McNulty
John Doman
as Col. William A. Rawls
Idris Elba
as Stringer Bell
Chris Bauer
as Frank Sobotka
Sonja Sohn
as Det. Shakima Greggs
Wendell Pierce
as Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
Lance Reddick
as Lt. Cedric Daniels
Clarke Peters
as Det. Lester Freamon
Wood Harris
as Avon Barksdale
Paul Ben-Victor
as Spiros `Vondas' Vondopoulos
Amy Ryan
as Off. Beatrice Russell
Jim True-Frost
as Det. Roland `Prez' Pryzblewski
Al Brown
as Maj. Stanislaus Valcheck
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Larry Gilliard Jr.
as D'Angelo Barksdale
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Rhonda Pearlman
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Det. Thomas R. `Herc' Hauk
Frankie Faison
as Det. Comm. Ervin H. Burrell
Seth Gilliam
as Det. Ellis Carver
Delaney Williams
as Sgt. Jay Landsman
Bill Raymond
as The Greek
William Raymond
as The Greek
Jeffrey Fugitt
as Off. Claude Diggins
Luray Cooper
as Nathaniel `Nat' Coxson
Robert F. Chew
as Proposition Joe
Andre Royo
as Bubbles
Robert F. Colesberry
as Det. Ray Cole
Ted Feldman
as George `Double-G' Glekas
Callie Thorne
as Elena McNulty
Tom Mardirosian
as Agent Kristos Koutris
Charley Scalies
as Horseface
Maria Broom
as Marla Daniels
Eric Dellums
as Randall `Doc' Frazier
Chris Ashworth
as Sergei Malatov
Method Man
as Melvin `Cheese' Wagstaff
Shamyl Brown
as Donette
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Sen. R. Clayton Davis
Robert Hogan
as Louis Sobotka
Michael Kostroff
as Maurice `Maury' Levy
Michael Wyatt
as Brianna Barksdale
Doug Olear
as Agent Terrance Fitzhugh
Maria Bloom
as Marla Daniels
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Critic Reviews for The Wire: Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

The Wire will continue to unfurl at its own pace, daring to remain the most novelistic of HBO's Sunday night dramas.

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…

A richly textured universe unto itself, populated by detectives, drug dealers, longshoremen, politicians and lawyers who have motives so diverse, surprising and complicated, each scene seems to reveal a new layer of depth and complexity.

June 6, 2014 | Full Review…

The Wire proves, in Season 2, that it is the most ambitious storytelling series on television.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

One of the best shows on television.

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Although the big themes are in play, this isn't Clifford Odets making his characters into idea puppets. The people that Simon and his collaborator, former Baltimore cop Ed Burns, have imagined are utterly believable as human beings.

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…

More than a crime writer or social dramatist, Simon is a poet of beautiful losers

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wire: Season 2

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