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The Corner: Miniseries (2000)



Critic Consensus: Powerfully performed and authentically written, The Corner is an unwavering depiction of life under the thumb of addiction and poverty.


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A tough Emmy-winning series about a drug-infested neighborhood in 1990s Baltimore and the broken, battered families who struggle every day to survive. Brilliantly acted, written and directed (by Charles S. Dutton), this visceral and unflinching drama was based on the nonfiction book `The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,' by David Simon and Edward Burns, a former crime reporter and an ex-cop.


T.K. Carter
as Gary McCullough
Sean Nelson
as DeAndre McCullough
Clarke Peters
as Fat Curt
Tyra Ferrell
as Ella Thompson
Toy Connor
as Tyreeka
Joe Laney
as House
Fran Boyd
as Detox clerk
Sheila Gaskins
as Aunt Jackie
Clayton LeBouef
as Scoogie Boyd
Brian O'Neill
as Officer Brown
Maria Broom
as Bunchie
Bobby Brown
as Off. Weiner
Cleo Reginald Pizana
as Off. Stormin'
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Critic Reviews for The Corner: Miniseries

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

It's a very small part of the story Simon and Burns would tell with The Wire, but just as effective in its own way.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted, The Corner looks at the American drug problem from street level.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a jarring introduction to the people behind the statistics and the cliches. I hope it finds an audience, despite its rawness. No one ever said great drama had to be pretty.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The Corner is daring television, a show only HBO, which isn't a slave to advertising and ratings, would attempt. Each episode is riveting in its intensity.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Let "The Corner" into your living room, and it just might change the way you see the world.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It shows them shooting, snorting, peddling, thieving and lying on a day-today basis. And it says: Do not turn away, these are human beings.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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