TV

Season 8

Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street'

Nov/04/1998
WGBH-TV, a Boston-based Public Broadcasting Service station, produced a 75-minute television documentary about the episode "Subway" called Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street". The documentary was written, produced and directed by filmmaker Theodore Bogosian, and was originally broadcast on November 4, 1998 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The film focused predominantly on James Yoshimura, beginning with his conception of the script and ending with his reaction to the episode's television broadcast and the ratings numbers. The documentary included a brief featurette about Homicide: Life on the Street and its history of both critical acclaim and low ratings. It also focused on the balance between art and business, with Yoshimura and the other producers trying to produce an intelligent, high quality episode while also capturing high ratings.
Starring Roles: Will Lyman as Narrator | Will Lyman as Narrator |
Interviewees: Andre Braugher as Himself | John Leonard as Himself | Barry Levinson as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | James Yoshimura as Himself | Andre Braugher as Himself | Gary Fleder as Himself | John Leonard as Himself | Barry Levinson as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself

Homicide: The Movie

Feb/13/2000
Former Shift Commander Al "Gee" Giardello is running for Mayor of Baltimore on a controversial platform that has earned him more than a few enemies. Just as he is about to deliver a political speech, Gee is shot multiple times and is rushed to the hosptial. His former colleagues reunite to investigate the incident.
Guest Stars: Austin Pendleton as Dr. Griscom, M.E. | Clayton LeBouef as Colonel George Barnfather | Ellen McElduff as Billie Lou Hatfield | Walt MacPherson as Captain Roger Gaffney | Jason Priestley as Detective Bobby Hall | Reg E. Cathey as Bernard Weeks | Austin Pendleton as Dr. Griscom, M.E. | Clayton LeBouef as Colonel George Barnfather | Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich | Jason Priestley as Detective Bobby Hall | Reg E. Cathey as Bernard Weeks |
Co-Guest Stars: Herb Levinson as Dr. Lausanne, M.E. | Jay Spadaro as Officer Salerno | Ralph Tabakin as Dr. Scheiner, M.E. | Sean Whitesell as Dr. Eli Devilbiss | Gary D'Addario as Lieutenant Jasper | Rhonda Overby as Reporter Dawn Daniels | Jarvis W. George as Witness #2 | Dina Napoli as Herself | Irma St. Paule as Nonna Rosina Giardello | Elizabeth Berman as Shirley DeSassy | Richard DeAngelis as Witness #1 | Lanny Flaherty as Homeless Man | Mark Joy as Nathan Stiegler | Leeanna Saunders as Old Woman | Terry Serpico as Karl Miller | Jim Simpson as Gessner | Bradley Thoennes as News Manager | Craig Wallace as John Komen | Granville Adams as Officer Jeff Westby | Herb Levinson as Dr. Lausanne, M.E. | Ralph Tabakin as Dr. Scheiner, M.E. | Gary D'Addario as Lieutenant Jasper | Rhonda Overby as Reporter Dawn Daniels | Irma St. Paule as Nonna Rosina Giardello | Elizabeth Berman as Shirley DeSassy | Mark Joy as Nathan Stiegler | Helen Lucaitis as Herself | Craig Wallace as John Komen