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Homicide: Life on the Street: The Twenty Percent Solution

Detectives Ballard and Gharty investigate the mysterious disappearance of a best-selling author and soon discover everyone they've questioned has a motive. Munch and Bayliss check out an odd burglary while the squad room is left dumbfounded after a mean game of trash trivia.

Source: NBC

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x4
Production Number: 704
Airdate: Friday October 30th, 1998

Director: Clark Johnson
Writer: David Simon

Guest Stars
Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
As Dr. Griscom, M.E.
Clayton LeBouefClayton LeBouef
As Colonel George Barnfather
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As A.S.A. Ed Danvers
Carla BianchiCarla Bianchi
As Claudette
Joe UrlaJoe Urla
As Jake Benedek
Patti DPatti D'Arbanville
As Darlene Everett
Tom AtkinsTom Atkins
As Grenville Rollins

Co-Guest Stars
Dan DelafieldDan Delafield
As Trooper Groves
Kevin J. Cameron (1)Kevin J. Cameron (1)
As Tony Barger
Michael WillisMichael Willis
As Attorney Darin Russom
Helen MitchellHelen Mitchell
As Juror Six
Patricia ColemanPatricia Coleman
As Jury Forewoman
Main Cast
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo Esposito
As Officer Michael Giardello
Peter GeretyPeter Gerety
As Detective Stuart Gharty
Clark JohnsonClark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet KottoYaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Toni LewisToni Lewis
As Detective Terri Stivers
Michael MicheleMichael Michele
As Detective Rene Sheppard
Kyle SecorKyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Jon SedaJon Seda
As Detective Paul Falsone
Callie ThorneCallie Thorne
As Detective Laura Ballard
Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana  |  Jim Finnerty
Co-Executive ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)
Supervising ProducerEric Overmyer
ProducerDavid Simon
Consulting ProducerAnya Epstein  |  Gail Mutrux
Production DesignerSusan Kessel
EditorKen Eluto
CastingPat Moran  |  Brett Goldstein  |  Louis Digiaimo
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyAlex Zakrzewski
Executive Story EditorSara B. Cooper
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
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