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Homicide: The Movie (2000)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 13 February 2000
Al Giardello is fatally shot and the detectives of the Baltimore Homicide Unit return to work to solve the case, including Howard, Munch, Bayliss, Meldrick, Bolander and Kellerman.

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Tom Fontana, Eric Ellis Overmyer (as Eric Overmyer) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Beau Felton
Ned Beatty ... Det. Stanley 'The Big Man' Bolander
Richard Belzer ... Det. John Munch (NYPD)
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Reed Diamond ... Mike Kellerman
Giancarlo Esposito ... Officer Mike Giardello
Michelle Forbes ... Dr. Julianna Cox
Peter Gerety ... Lieutenant Stuart Gharty
Isabella Hofmann ... Megan Russert
Zeljko Ivanek ... ASA Ed Danvers
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al 'Gee' Giardello
Melissa Leo ... Sgt. Kay Howard
Toni Lewis ... Terri Stivers
Michael Michele ... Det. Rene Sheppard
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Storyline

Former Homicide Shift Commander Al Giardello is now the leading candidate for Mayor of Baltimore. As he walks toward the platform to do a political speech, he is shot. Former and current Homicide Detectives try to find out who shot their former boss. All of the actors that were regulars or recurring characters in the series are in the movie. Written by Cactusbix David

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The One Case So Important, Every Detective Is Back.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homicide See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Tom Fontana, Ed Begley Jr. is indeed playing his character Dr. Victor Ehrlich character from Fontana's previous show St. Elsewhere (1982). He is not mentioned by name to avoid having to get legal clearances. See more »

Quotes

J.H. Brodie: [looking miserable] Lt. Giardello died earlier today.
Lieutenant Stuart Gharty: ...That's not funny, son.
J.H. Brodie: ...I'm not trying to be, Sir.
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Beautiful Way
Written and Performed by Beck
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The Fond Farewell
15 January 2002 | by SqurpleboySee all my reviews

In all truth, this really isn't a "movie" so much as an extended final episode; by this I mean that, had you NOT followed the TV series (Homicide: Life On The Street) I suspect that you would have a hard time following this made-for-tv movie. Having said that, "Homicide: The Movie" is still a great watch. I think it says a lot about a television production that EVERY single cast member would return, many after years of absence, to once again portray their characters and bring closure to an incredible program. The movie brings out that sense of "family", not only amongst the characters, but amongst the actors, as well. It's all very bitter-sweet knowing that this will be the LAST time we will see them all together again under the title of HOMICIDE. Story-wise, I found this film somewhat lacking. Giardello's mayoral candidacy seems particularly contrived, and I felt his shooting could've been dealt with within the parameters of his regular position, as Leiutenant. Also, Det. Bayliss's extreme plot twist, which was left hanging at series end, is finally resolved, but I, for one, NEVER felt that it needed to be; I enjoyed being left with a mystery (let us recall that the very first episode's first case also went unsolved for the entire series run!). As a DEVOTED fan of the TV series I can love this movie, and the fact that it even got made after H:LOTS had been canceled, but I would not recommend it to anyone who hasn't had the slightest exposure to the series. Now, if they'd just release it on DVD...


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