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 5.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 45
Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto
Al Giardello
Rosanna Arquette
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Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
Alison Folland
Alison Follan...
Brooke Smith
Brooke Smith
David Morse
David Morse
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
Mimi Kennedy
Mimi Kennedy
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
Luis Guzmán
Luis Guzmán
Dean Winters
Dean Winters
Charles Durning
Charles Durni...
Frank John Hughes
Frank John Hu...
Patti D'Arbanville
Patti D'Arban...
Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek
Ed Danvers
Linda Dano
Linda Dano
Tony Todd
Tony Todd
Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perri...
Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh
Daniel Baldwin
Daniel Baldwi...
Beau Felton
Anne Meara
Anne Meara
Isabella Hofmann
Isabella Hofm...
Megan Russert
John Waters
John Waters
Brian Tarantina
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Bai Ling
Bai Ling
Robin Williams
Robin William...
Robert Ellison
Pat Hingle
Pat Hingle
Marc John Jefferies
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Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick...
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
Kay Howard
Edoardo Ballerini
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Illeana Douglas
Illeana Dougl...
Carey Lowell
Carey Lowell
Joe Morton
Joe Morton
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Wilford Brimley
Wilford Briml...
Kyle Secor
Kyle Secor
Tim Bayliss
Michelle Forbes
Michelle Forb...
Julianna Cox
Jay Leno
Jay Leno
Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Richard Belzer
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John Munch
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esp...
Michael Giardello
Peter Gerety
Peter Gerety
Stuart Gharty
Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson
Meldrick Lewis
Michael Michele
Michael Miche...
Rene Sheppard
Jon Seda
Jon Seda
Paul Falsone
Callie Thorne
Callie Thorne
Laura Ballard
Fisher Stevens
Fisher Steven...
Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
Chris Noth
Chris Noth
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
Nancy Marchand
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Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
Gary Basaraba
Gary Basaraba
Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
Margo Martindale
Margo Martind...
Scott Bryce
Scott Bryce
Suzanne Snyder
Suzanne Snyde...
Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Pe...
Haviland Morris
Haviland Morr...
Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
Chris Eigeman
Chris Eigeman
Murphy Guyer
Murphy Guyer
Benjamin Bratt
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Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
Stephanie Roth Haberle
Stephanie Rot...
Reed Diamond
Reed Diamond
Mike Kellerman
Polly Holliday
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Matthew Cowles
Matthew Cowle...
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Christopher Meloni
Christopher M...
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
Bernard
Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kel...
Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
Elizabeth Marvel
Elizabeth Mar...
Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
Stanley Bolander
Rocco Sisto
Rocco Sisto
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Jack Gwaltney
Jack Gwaltney
Lauren Tom
Lauren Tom
Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagh...
Michael Gaston
Michael Gasto...
N'Bushe Wright
N'Bushe Wrigh...
Lee Tergesen
Lee Tergesen
Paul Schulze
Paul Schulze
Saverio Guerra
Saverio Guerr...
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Lawrence Gill...
Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughe...
Barry Levinson
Barry Levinso...
Carolyn McCormick
Carolyn McCor...
Jena Malone
Jena Malone
Tom Atkins
Tom Atkins
Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendle...
Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
Al Freeman, Jr.
Al Freeman, J...
Alexander Chaplin
Alexander Cha...
Johnny
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wrigh...
J.D. Williams
J.D. Williams
Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel
Ellen McElduff
Ellen McElduf...
Billie Lou Hatfield
Jean Louisa Kelly
Jean Louisa K...
Tommy Hollis
Tommy Hollis
Marcus Giamatti
Marcus Giamat...
Victor Williams
Victor Willia...
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
Sean Nelson
Sean Nelson
Max Perlich
Max Perlich
J. H. Brodie
John Glover
John Glover
J. Smith-Cameron
J. Smith-Came...
Bruno Kirby
Bruno Kirby
Marco St. John
Marco St. Joh...
Joan Chen
Joan Chen
Monica Keena
Monica Keena
Roger Robinson
Roger Robinso...
Kevin Corrigan
Kevin Corriga...
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jo...
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Marg...
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenha...
Michael Constantine
Michael Const...
Jon Polito
Jon Polito
Steve Crosetti
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown
Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller
Edie Falco
Edie Falco
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Ha...
Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Fros...
Skipp Sudduth
Skipp Sudduth
Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Glenn Fitzgerald
Glenn Fitzger...
Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washin...
Kevin Conway
Kevin Conway
Terry Kinney
Terry Kinney
Karen Tsen Lee
Karen Tsen Le...
Gabriel Casseus
Gabriel Casse...
Lewis Black
Lewis Black
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianc...
Michael Currie
Michael Curri...
Joe Perrino
Joe Perrino
Delaney Williams
Delaney Willi...
Joey Grimaldi
Shawn Hatosy
Shawn Hatosy
Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Lisa Gay Hami...
Stephanie Romanov
Stephanie Rom...
Andre Braugher
Andre Braughe...
Frank Pembleton
George Hearn
George Hearn
Charley Scalies
Charley Scali...
Dan Futterman
Dan Futterman
Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrma...
David Simon
David Simon
David Eigenberg
David Eigenbe...
Molly Price
Molly Price
Irma St. Paule
Irma St. Paul...
Rosina Giardello
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
Ron Eldard
Ron Eldard
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonal...
Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ash...
Adrienne Shelly
Adrienne Shel...
Jason Kravits
Jason Kravits
Scott William Winters
Scott William...
Carol Kane
Carol Kane
Brian Van Holt
Brian Van Hol...
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Hazelle Goodman
Hazelle Goodm...
Vincent D'Onofrio
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Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes
Anna Belknap
Anna Belknap
Mary Joy
Mary Joy
Jerry Jempsen's Ex-wife
Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy
Lyle Kanouse
Lyle Kanouse
Steve Allen
Steve Allen
Jessica Hecht
Jessica Hecht
Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
LaTanya Richardson
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Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
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Leslie Silva
Leslie Silva
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Mitchell Lich...