The Wire: The Complete Fourth Season [4 Discs] [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

Special Features


  • An exclusive two-part documentary
  • Six audio commentaries with cast and crew

Synopsis


David Simon's masterful social commentary went back to school, quite literally, in the fourth season, which focuses on Baltimore's crumbling education system. A relevant link to its first three seasons is supplied by Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski (Jim True-Frost), who left the police department to become a teacher at Edward Tilghman Middle School, a hardscrabble institution on life support that services a low-income, drug-infested neighborhood. (Incidentally, Prez's career path is similar to one of the series' producers, Ed Burns). His eighth-grade math class includes a close-knit quartet of friends -- Randy Wagstaff (Maestro Harrell), Michael Lee (Tristan Wilds), Duquan "Dukie" Weems (Jermaine Crawford) and Namond Brice (Julito McCullum). The wisecracking Brice is ignominiously selected to be part of a university experiment studying at-risk kids, which counts a former police commander, Bunny Colvin (Robert Wisdom), as a consultant. Out on the corners, Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector) strengthens his grip on the city's West Side narcotics trade once dominated by the Barksdale gang, and with his cold-blooded lieutenants, Chris (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and Snoop (Felicia Pearson), devises an ingenious method to hide the collateral damage of his ascent from the law. This sleight-of-hand bedevils detectives Freamon (Clarke Peters), Greggs (Sonja Sohn) and Bunk (Wendell Pierce). The trio are flummoxed by the lack of victims that would surely coincide with Marlo's ever-widening domain, a savage power grab that also threatens the relative peace of the New Day Co-Op under East Side pooh-bah Proposition Joe (Robert F. Chew). Meanwhile, the Democratic primary in the city's mayoral campaign pits the entrenched African-American incumbent, Clarence Royce (Glynn Turman), against Councilman Tommy Carcetti (Aidan Gillen), a scrappy politico with a savvy campaign manager in Norman Wilson (Reg E. Cathey), but a long shot to become Charm City's first white chief executive in years. ~ Joe Friedrich

Cast & Crew


  • Dominic West - Det. Jimmy McNulty
  • Sonja Sohn - Det. Shakima Greggs
  • Wendell Pierce - Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
  • Lance Reddick - Lt. Cedric Daniels
  • Clarke Peters - Det. Lester Freamon




Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best TV show ever made

    Posted
    GenDisarray

    Have you ever sat back at the end of an incredible movie and couldn't even talk for a bit because you had to think about what you'd just seen? That's exactly how you'll feel at the end of every season of The Wire. Individual episodes are all brilliant, but it's at the end of each season, when you've had a chance to reflect on how all of the interwoven story lines came together, that you truly appreciate this show. Simply the best TV show ever made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Season in a tie With the Third

    Posted
    Franchize2008

    The fourth season in where the wire raised the bar when they added Naimon, and Micheal, and randy. This showed the streets a lil closer and thru the eyes of the youth. Marlo is still on top. Avon is still locked up. And Omar is angry and unstoppable. the thing like the most is it never goes the way we want it to, it happens like thes streets

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Show!

    Posted
    robbstark
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    Another great HBO show that you have to see. Only five seasons so worth the time to see them all. On sale at best buy. com for a good price. Cops, drug dealers, teachers, newspapers, unions, it covers it all in Baltimore. Great cast!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest season of the greatest show ever!

    Posted
    thegraduate33

    This is the greatest season of the greatest show ever! This season follows the corner kids while focusing on the inner city education system. I would recommend this season over any other to those who want to get a quick taste of the wire.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best series

    Posted
    Nesha

    The wire is the best series I have seen a long time! Every storyline is outstanding!! I watched the first episode on demand at about 9pm at night. I was instantly hooked and sat up until 3am to finish the whole season!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest show in recent times

    Posted
    QT1234
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    The Wire is SO GREAT. Season 4 is all about the impact of the drug trade on the school system. So we see the kids in school, the admin and teachers, and the funding of the schools. So good, not the best season but top notch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTION

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I recommend that you start with The first season...and I guarantee you will be hooked....it has some of everything for everyone. Not the ordinary cop show...ITS HBO!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Series

    Posted
    Lina
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    This is a must watch from begging to end! HBO has some of the best shows on tv. The characters, and the plots will have you wanting more.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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