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The Corner [2 Discs] [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 5290800
  • Release Date: 05/31/2011
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 13)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Corner
    The toll that drugs and crime have taken on an economically-depressed African-American neighborhood in Baltimore paints the backdrop for this miniseries produced for and initially aired by the premium cable network HBO. Gary McCullogh (T.K. Carter) was once a hard-working man with an education and a solid career, but after succumbing to the lure of heroin, Gary has lost his job, home, and wife -- and now steals whatever he can find to support his habit. Gary lives with his girlfriend Fran Boyd (Khandi Alexander), who is also addicted to heroin. While she's all too aware of the pitfalls of her life and wants to clean up, she has trouble getting medical help and her willpower is too weak for her to kick the habit by herself. Fran's 15-year-old son DeAndre (Sean Nelson) has seen enough of his mother's troubles to be wary of using drugs, but while he would prefer to stay on the straight and narrow, dealing crack is one of the few job options open to him in his neighborhood, especially after his allergy to seafood causes him to lose a job in a restaurant. The Corner was based on the book of the same name by Edward Burns and David Simon, which examined one year in a real-life Baltimore neighborhood; Simon collaborated on the teleplay with David Mills, and noted actor Charles S. Dutton directed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • T.K. Carter
      T.K. Carter - Gary McCullogh
    • Khandi Alexander
      Khandi Alexander - Fran Boyd
    • Clarke Peters
      Clarke Peters - Fat Curt
    • Sean Nelson
      Sean Nelson - DeAndre McCullogh
    • Glenn Plummer
      Glenn Plummer - George Epps



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent mini series

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      TerrenceH
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      The Corner chronicles the daily activities of life in Baltimore by showing the realities that those who struggle to survive with substance abuse face. I recommend this film if you are interested in learning more about the struggles many face to survive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing tv

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      TyanaMari06
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      I loved this when it originally aired so when I saw it on DVD I instantly grabbed it...this is the prequel to The Wire HBO's greatest show ever

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not what I was expecting

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      UncleDale
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      Very realistic portrayal of the life of addicts. I was thinking it was going to be more like a TV series rather than a documentary style story.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Proto-Wire series

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      pantalonesconqueso
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      Really fascinating, not only on its own merits, but also to see the beginnings of what would become The Wire.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Back in the Day

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      Stoney
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      What a good movie still going on today drugs herion the silent killer the addiction is real

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great series

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      Tragicone
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      If you're a fan of the Wire this dvd is for you alot of it seems like a prequel greatest series

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So far so good

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      Steph1NeeNee
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      I'm only on the first ep, but so far so good. It's always cool getting into a new show

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for teens

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      Murphette
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      This docudrama gives a real life sense to what drugs and fast money can do to a person

      I would recommend this to a friend


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