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THE WIRE - SEASON 5

In the projects. On the docks. In City Hall. In the schools. And now, in the media. The places and faces have changed, but the game remains the same. Times are tough for the detail. Mayor Carcetti has slashed the department's budget to the bone. Police are operating without overtime, some without cars and radios.

As Season 5 begins we are introduced to The Baltimore Sun (recreated in painstaking detail), chronicling the efforts of the harried city editor to squeeze out stories in the face of downsizing by the paper's profit-motivated parent company. As we'll see, the Sun's cuts echo those facing Carcetti and the police department, which must make hard choices involving overtime, equipment and personnel - including members of the detail assigned to monitor Marlo and his ruthless crew.

Cast

Officer Jimmy McNulty
Dominic West
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Major Cedric Daniels
Lance Reddick
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Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs
Sonja Sohn
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Detective William
Wendell Pierce
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Detective Lester Freamon
Clarke Peters
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Sergeant Ellis Carver
Seth Gilliam
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Officer Thomas Hauk
Domenick Lombardozzi
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Assistant State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman
Deirdre Lovejoy
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Russell Bell
Idris Elba
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Avon Barksdale
Wood Harris
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D'Angelo Barksdale
Larry Gilliard Jr.
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Omar Little
Michael K. Williams
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Preston
J.D. Williams
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Bubbles
Andre Royo
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Ronald
Jim True-Frost
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Maurice "Maury" Levy
Michael Kostroff
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Judge Daniel Phelan
Peter Gerety
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Howard Colvin
Robert Wisdom
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Marlo Stanfield
Jamie Hector
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Mayor Thomas Carcetti
Aidan Gillen
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Namond Brice
Julito McCullum
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Alma Gutierrez
Michelle Paress
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Officer Anthony Colicchio
Benjamin Busch
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City Editor Augustus "Gus" Haynes
Clark Johnson
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Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell
Amy Ryan
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Bill Zorzi
William F. Zorzi
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Officer Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
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Brother Mouzone
Michael Potts
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Butchie
S. Robert Morgan
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Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff
Method Man
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Chris Partlow
Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Former Mayor Clarence V. Royce
Glynn Turman
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Principal Claudell Withers
Richard Hidlebird
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State Senator R. Clayton "Clay" Davis
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
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UM Professor David Parenti
Dan Deluca
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Dennis "Cutty" Wise
Chad L. Coleman
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Lieutenant Dennis Mello
Jay Landsman
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Duquan "Dukie" Weems
Jermaine Crawford
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Detective Edward Norris
Ed Norris
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Police Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell
Frankie R. Faison
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Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
Felicia Pearson
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Frank Sobotka
Chris Bauer
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Grand Jury Prosecutor Gary DiPasquale
Gary D'Addario
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Horseface
Charley Scalies
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Executive Editor James C. Whiting III
Sam Freed
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Sergeant Jay Landsman
Delaney Williams
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Write Man Jay Spry
Donald Neal
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Jeff Price
Todd Scofield
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Jennifer Carcetti
Megan Anderson
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Kenard
Thuliso Dingwall
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Officer Kenneth Dozerman
Rick Otto
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Detective Leander Sydnor
Corey Parker Robinson
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Malik "Poot" Carr
Tray Chaney
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Assistant Principal Marcia Donnelly
Tootsie Duvall
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City Councilwoman Marla Daniels
Maria Broom
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Detective Michael Crutchfield
Gregory Williams
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Michael Lee
Tristan Wilds
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Officer Michael Santangelo
Michael Salconi
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Chief of Staff Michael Steintorf
Neal Huff
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Mike Fletcher
Brandon Young
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Monk
Kwame Patterson
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Council President Nerese Campbell
Marlyne Afflack
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Nick Sobotka
Pablo Schreiber
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Norman Wilson
Reg E. Cathey
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State Delegate Odell Watkins
Frederick Strother
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Randy Wagstaff
Maestro Harrell
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Regional Affairs Editor Rebecca Corbett
Kara Quick
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Roger Twigg
Bruce Kirkpatrick
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Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice
Hassan Johnson
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State's Attorney Rupert Bond
Dion Graham
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Scott Templeton
Tom McCarthy
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Sergei "Serge" Malatov
Chris Ashworth
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Slim Charles
Anwan Glover
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Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos
Paul Ben Victor
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Dep. Commissioner for Admin. Stanislaus Valchek
Al Brown
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Metro Editor Steven Luxenberg
Robert Poletick
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The Greek
Bill Raymond
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Managing Editor Thomas Klebanow
David Costabile
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State Editor Tim Phelps
Tom McCarthy
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Detective Vernon Holley
Brian Anthony Wilson
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Walon
Steve Earle
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Deputy Commissioner for Ops. William A. Rawls
John Doman
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Ziggy
James Ransone
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Proposition Joe Stewart
Robert F. Chew
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