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Felton gets a primary case, in which a family gets robbed and the mother is fatally shot. As the team investigates, the father blames himself for the loss.

Director:

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Writers:

Paul Attanasio (created by), David Simon (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Beau Felton
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello
Melissa Leo ... Kay Howard
Jon Polito ... Steve Crosetti
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Ned Beatty ... Stanley 'The Big Man' Bolander
Robin Williams ... Robert Ellison
Lloyd Goodman Lloyd Goodman ... Vaughn Perkins
Antonio D. Charity ... Kid Funkadelic / Marvin
Julia Devin Julia Devin ... Abby Ellison
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Matt Ellison
Caron Tate Caron Tate ... Renee Perkins
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Felton gets a primary case, in which a family gets robbed and the mother is fatally shot. As the team investigates, the father blames himself for the loss.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode provided an early role (and the first television role) for Jake Gyllenhaal, who was 12 at the time. He had already been in a few movies, most of which (like this episode) were directed by his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal. See more »

Quotes

Robert Ellison: There's thousands of us. And it's growing every year. We all end up talking to some poor homicide detective like you and we all ask, "why me?" The truth is it's not "why me?" anymore. It's "when me?"
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Featured in Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) See more »

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Kudos on every level
28 May 2008 | by evangeline143See all my reviews

Just seized on the opportunity to re-view this brilliant episode (2008) for the first time since it knocked me over during the 1994 season of Homicide--and it was as beautifully acted and directed, and as keenly painful, as I remembered it. Skillful interweaving of the stories of two families cheated out of all the possibilities; stark representation of what it must be like for "laypeople" to experience the workings of a weary, slightly burned-out homicide detective squad. Why wasn't this memorable episode even nominated for a single Emmy Award? It should have captured a number of them, particularly Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Director Gyllenhall, and the screenwriters.


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