Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

Homicide: Life on the Street is an American police procedural television series chronicling the work of a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV movie, which also acted as the de facto series finale. The series was originally based on David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. Many of the characters and stories used throughout the show were based on events depicted in the book, which was also part of the basis for Simon's own series, The Wire on HBO. Although Homicide featured an ensemble cast, Andre Braugher emerged as the series' breakout star through his portrayal of Frank Pembleton. The show won Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Drama in 1996, 1997, and 1998. It also became the first drama ever to win three Peabody Awards for best drama in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1997, the episode "Prison Riot" was ranked No. 32 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine's "Best TV Shows of All-TIME." In 1996 TV Guide named the series 'The Best Show You're Not Watching'. The show placed #46 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list.

Writing:
  • Paul Attanasio

Stars:
Release Date: 1993-01-31
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
metacritic icon 8.5/10
themoviedb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 45
Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
Joe Morton
Joe Morton
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
Dean Winters
Dean Winters
Ron Eldard
Ron Eldard
Edie Falco
Edie Falco
J.D. Williams
J.D. Williams
Shawn Hatosy
Shawn Hatosy
Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson
Meldrick Lewis
Benjamin Bratt
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Wilford Brimley
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David Eigenberg
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Margo Martindale
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Tom Atkins
Tom Atkins
David Morse
David Morse
Robin Williams
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Robert Ellison
Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto
Al Giardello
Kyle Secor
Kyle Secor
Tim Bayliss
Callie Thorne
Callie Thorne
Laura Ballard
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esp...
Michael Giardello
Michael Michele
Michael Miche...
Rene Sheppard
Richard Belzer
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John Munch
Peter Gerety
Peter Gerety
Stuart Gharty
Jon Seda
Jon Seda
Paul Falsone
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
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John Glover
John Glover
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Kevin Corrigan
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Molly Price
Molly Price
Roger Robinson
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Marco St. John
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Marcia Gay Harden
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Gabriel Casseus
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Peter Gallagher
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Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
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Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel
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Dan Futterman
Dan Futterman
Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy
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Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller
Lauren Tom
Lauren Tom
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Steve Allen
Steve Allen
Lewis Black
Lewis Black
Chris Noth
Chris Noth
Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Bruno Kirby
Bruno Kirby
Michael Constantine
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Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh
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Charles Durning
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Edward Herrmann
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Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
Stanley Bolander
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek
Ed Danvers
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
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Beau Felton
Kevin Conway
Kevin Conway
Jay Leno
Jay Leno
Gary Basaraba
Gary Basaraba
Elizabeth Marvel
Elizabeth Mar...
Chris Eigeman
Chris Eigeman
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Barnard Hughes
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Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
James Earl Jones
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Jean Louisa Kelly
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Lisa Gay Hamilton
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Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
Brian Tarantina
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Vincent D'Onofrio
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Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perri...
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Michael Gaston
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Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes
Dr. Carol Blythe, M.E.
Ellen McElduff
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Billie Lou Hatfield
Jack Gwaltney
Jack Gwaltney
Bai Ling
Bai Ling
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Marcus Giamatti
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Haviland Morris
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Jason Kravits
Jason Kravits
Patti D'Arbanville
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Michelle Forbes
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Julianna Cox
Marc John Jefferies
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Barry Levinson
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Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
Kay Howard
Edoardo Ballerini
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N'Bushe Wright
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Illeana Douglas
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Nancy Marchand
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Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Isaiah Washington
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Reed Diamond
Reed Diamond
Mike Kellerman
Michael Currie
Michael Curri...
J. Smith-Cameron
J. Smith-Came...
Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben
Max Perlich
Max Perlich
J. H. Brodie
Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
Anna Belknap
Anna Belknap
Carey Lowell
Carey Lowell
George Hearn
George Hearn
Andre Braugher
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Frank Pembleton
Jessica Hecht
Jessica Hecht
Paul Schulze
Paul Schulze
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Hazelle Goodman
Hazelle Goodm...
LaTanya Richardson Jackson
LaTanya Richa...
Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
Rocco Sisto
Rocco Sisto
Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Skipp Sudduth
Skipp Sudduth
Al Freeman, Jr.
Al Freeman, J...
Victor Williams
Victor Willia...
Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
Pat Hingle
Pat Hingle
Christopher Meloni
Christopher M...
Scott Bryce
Scott Bryce
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianc...
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
Alison Folland
Alison Follan...
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
Bernard
Saverio Guerra
Saverio Guerr...
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Lee Tergesen
Lee Tergesen
Glenn Fitzgerald
Glenn Fitzger...
Brian Van Holt
Brian Van Hol...
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Marg...
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Steve Crosetti
Terry Kinney
Terry Kinney
Stephanie Roth Haberle
Stephanie Rot...
Suzanne Snyder
Suzanne Snyde...
Stephanie Romanov
Stephanie Rom...
Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Fros...
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows
Sean Nelson
Sean Nelson
O.L. Duke
O.L. Duke
Andrew Parks
Andrew Parks
Linda Dano
Linda Dano
Michael Ornstein
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Tommy Hollis
Tommy Hollis
Lyle Kanouse
Lyle Kanouse
Adrienne Shelly
Adrienne Shel...
Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kel...
Keith Johnson
Keith Johnson
Uniform Officer #1
Alexander Chaplin
Alexander Cha...
Johnny
LisaGay Hamilton
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Joe Perrino
Joe Perrino
Delaney Williams
Delaney Willi...
Joey Grimaldi
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Steve Ryan
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