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The Corner

The Corner

The Corner was a reality based mini-series made by HBO. The stories take place on the gritty streets of West Baltimore, Maryland where director Charles S. Dutton grew up. The show's focus was on the McCullough family and just how difficult it is to get off drugs. The six episodes chronicle a year in the lives of 15-year-old DeAndre McCullough, his mother Fran Boyd, and his father Gary McCullough, as well as other addicts. Gary, who was once a successful investor, is now a heroin user. His now estranged wife Fran who actually got Gary on drugs in the first place, is struggling to find a way to get clean. Their son, De'Andre, is also caught up in the struggle, as he sells drugs on the corners just to make money to feed his family.

Each episode is told through flashbacks and "interviews" local characters throughout. The show is considered by many to be the civilian version of HBO's critically acclaimed series, The Wire, which is also created and written by David Simon.
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Final: 1x06 -- Everyman's Blues (May/21/2000)

It's Thanksgiving and the entire Boyd family gets together which ends up including the birth of DeAndre's son. Gary soon becomes overwhelmed with life and ends up asking Ronnie to get some dope for him again and ends up turning to petty crime to get extra money. Fran is shocked when she catches her boyfriend Marvin doing crack. DeAndre ends up losing control and ends up shaving his head and dealing drugs once again. He soon ends up with a very serious cocaine addiction.
Danny ScalfDanny Scalf
As Officer LaMatta
Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
As Denise Francine 'Fran' Boyd
Sean NelsonSean Nelson
As DeAndre McCullough
T.K. CarterT.K. Carter
As Gary McCullough

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Recurring Guests

Toy Connor as Tyreeka Freamon (6 eps)
Corey Parker Robinson as R.C. (6 eps)
Glenn Plummer as George "Blue" Epps (6 eps)
Clarke Peters as Fat Curt (6 eps)
Maria Broom as Bunchie Boyd (6 eps)
Sylvester Lee Kirk as De'Rodd (6 eps)
Tyra Ferrell as Ella Thompson (5 eps)
M. Neko Parham as Dinky (5 eps)
Tasha Smith as Veronica "Ronnie" Boice (4 eps)
Reg E. Cathey as Scalio (4 eps)

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Warning: The Corner guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 16, 2000
Ended: May 21, 2000
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